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Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney's EU launch trailer ⊟

While we’re sitting around like a bunch of chumps in the U.S. waiting for a release date, Europe and Australia already have this game in their hands. Here’s what we’re missing out on. :o(

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Oh yeah, new Professor Layton is out today ⊟

l’ve been sleeping on this one, probably because I’ve never been into the series too much and my attention is on the upcoming Ace Attorney crossover anyway. But it’s out today in North America if you want to get up on some Azrans and their legacies.

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Ace Attorney 5, Layton cheap in Europe starting Thursday ⊟
I’m a big fan of all eShop sales, even in regions I don’t live in. European 3DS owners will be able to pick up Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for €29.99/£27.99 and Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies for €17.49/£13.99, from Feb. 20 through 27. 
Dual Destinies was far from my favorite Ace Attorney but I still enjoyed it. And Miracle Mask is great! Image via Mirusagi.
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Ace Attorney 5, Layton cheap in Europe starting Thursday ⊟

I’m a big fan of all eShop sales, even in regions I don’t live in. European 3DS owners will be able to pick up Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for €29.99/£27.99 and Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies for €17.49/£13.99, from Feb. 20 through 27. 

Dual Destinies was far from my favorite Ace Attorney but I still enjoyed it. And Miracle Mask is great! Image via Mirusagi.

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy out Feb. 28 ⊟

The good thing about waiting four months after the European release is that there will be lots of good English-language FAQs. 

N-not that I need help with puzzles or anything.

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy out in Europe ⊟

Man, this is some Layton right here. It’s somehow epic and… low-key? Nothing else hits that combination in quite the same way. Too bad this is the last mainline Layton game, although I guess we can look forward to Layton vs. Ace Attorney and whatever this is.

Perhaps that’s why I never really think about the series unless I happen to be playing one of the games or see a trailer… at which point I feel like they’re just my favorite things. Since I’m in America, I’ll see you in 2014, Professor…

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What is going on with the Professor Layton series ⊟

The next Professor Layton entry will release for 3DS, iOS, and Android, and it looks nothing like previous games. At its press event this morning, Level-5 announced that Layton 7 will take the series in a new direction. According to Duckroll’s translation, the new title offers a role-playing puzzle game in a miniature 3D city where you control various characters.

[Update: Some have noted that this might not be a mainline entry, and that the 7 in its title might refer to the number of characters you can play as.]

If this turns out awful, the smartphone versions will likely catch all the flak when people look for what went wrong. I’m already disappointed this looks like a generic 3D iOS/social game rather than something like, say, London Life.

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  • Source neogaf.com

English trailer for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Releasing to North America and Europe some time next year.

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney coming to North America and Europe next year

Will have a trailer up soon. :o)

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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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