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"After One More Puzzle"

Professor Layton and Legacy of Super Civilization A, the last entry from Level-5’s series to star the titular professor, is out in Japan next week. I expect we’ll get it some time in 2014, maybe after the Western release of Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney (if Level-5 or Capcom ever get around to formally announcing it).

You can watch another short commercial for the 3DS game here.

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Dark Layton, Dark Phoenix Wright, and Level-5-style Dark Phoenix Wright, scrapped designs from the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney artbook. These images were posted by @RyougaSaotome and are awesome.

I want to live in the alternate universe where this is the game. I can kind of visit that universe by searching Tumblr, where Dark Layton fanart is starting to show up in surprising amounts. Warning, sometimes almost always, searching Tumblr for fanart results in hella NSFW stuff.

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Sample pages of the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney art book, out in Japanese stores tomorrow. Both of these series have spectacular art direction, so I’m not surprised this art book looks so nice.

Here’s another nice thought: even though this book might not be released in America, books aren’t region-locked, so you don’t need special equipment to look at an import copy.

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Prof. Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Japanese) for $40
Got a Japanese 3DS? Got Japanese reading proficiency? Play-Asia’s daily deal offers Level-5/Capcom’s 3DS crossover for $39.95. The deal’s good today only or until supplies run out!
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Prof. Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Japanese) for $40

Got a Japanese 3DS? Got Japanese reading proficiency? Play-Asia’s daily deal offers Level-5/Capcom’s 3DS crossover for $39.95. The deal’s good today only or until supplies run out!

AMAZING GIF BY Snackooscience
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Professor Layton Puzzle Break Chocolate

The brilliant archaeologist/puzzologist gets his own branded chocolate from Glico, to celebrate the impending release of the latest (and possibly last!) Layton game in Japan. I imagine Layton sitting down between puzzles, having a bit of chocolate with his cup of tea. It sounds quite nice.

The candy comes in Gateau Chocolat and Tea Chiffon Cake flavors, and includes a scratch-off card that ties into a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization A.

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Thanks for the dating advice, Professor Layton
I wish there really was a Professor Layton-penned column that I could send my concerns to. There are plenty of fake Layton Twitter accounts, I’m sure, but it’s not the same.
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Thanks for the dating advice, Professor Layton

I wish there really was a Professor Layton-penned column that I could send my concerns to. There are plenty of fake Layton Twitter accounts, I’m sure, but it’s not the same.

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright concept art, showing the characters in the styles of each others’ games. And Layton as a robot for some reason. These images were released as gallery DLC for the 3DS game.

I like how Layton gets super manly and/or robotic, and Luke just looks the same. Lukes gonna luke.

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Puzzles and courtroom scenes come together in this new Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney trailer — check out the Indiana Jones-esque scene bit at 00:53!

There’s still no word of a U.S. release, but this ships in Japan next week. There are also two new commercials, if this clip isn’t enough Layton/Wright for you.

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There is some craziness going on in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, or at least in this art for the 3DS game.
Check out Hershel Bad Motherfucker Layton facing the beast like a hero of archaeology. Everyone is running for their lives, but he’s all: “I see a hidden puzzle!”
Yeah, professor. The puzzle is “There are a bunch of Dementor-type bird ghosts up in this piece. See if you can figure out how to get the fuck out of here.”
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There is some craziness going on in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, or at least in this art for the 3DS game.

Check out Hershel Bad Motherfucker Layton facing the beast like a hero of archaeology. Everyone is running for their lives, but he’s all: “I see a hidden puzzle!”

Yeah, professor. The puzzle is “There are a bunch of Dementor-type bird ghosts up in this piece. See if you can figure out how to get the fuck out of here.”

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Professor Layton ain’t one to trifle with. Step to him, and he’ll let you know that you gon’ get this work.
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Professor Layton ain’t one to trifle with. Step to him, and he’ll let you know that you gon’ get this work.

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Secret File for Virtue's Last Reward's

There’s a bit of Professor Layton in Virtue’s Last Reward, some of it even intentional (click for larger images)!

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Pink 3DS XL bundle. I’ve never heard of Gilt before, but it’s got the early exclusive on the pink and white 3DS XL for North America, bundling it with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask or Style Savvy: Trendsetters for $219.99. That’s a pretty dang good price!
The system won’t ship until after November 25, which makes me think this is going to be a Black Friday deal that Gilt is revealing first.
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Pink 3DS XL bundle. I’ve never heard of Gilt before, but it’s got the early exclusive on the pink and white 3DS XL for North America, bundling it with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask or Style Savvy: Trendsetters for $219.99. That’s a pretty dang good price!

The system won’t ship until after November 25, which makes me think this is going to be a Black Friday deal that Gilt is revealing first.

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See also: More limited edition consoles