Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney's Gameplay Video, Ads, Promo Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3DS crossover game featuring animation by BONES to ship next Thursday

The Japanese video game developer Level 5 began streaming a gameplay video, two television commercials, and a promotional video for the upcoming Layton-kyōju vs. Gyakuten Saiban (Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney) Nintendo 3DS crossover game on Wednesday and Thursday. The gameplay video demonstrates how Professor Layton (with Phoenix Wright/Ryūichi Naruhodō) solves the puzzles of Labyrinth City in the adventure part of the game.

The promotional video is a shorter version of the video that Level 5 presented at Tokyo Game Show in September.

Yo Oizumi (Brave Story, Howl's Moving Castle) and Maki Horikita (Densha Otoko series, Always: Sunset on Third Street) will reprise their respective roles of Layton and Luke from the previous Professor Layton games and the anime film Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.

Additionally, Hiroki Narimiya (Gokusen's Noda, NANA's Nobu, Akihabara @ DEEP's Page), who played Ryuichi Naruhodo (Phoenix Wright) for Takashi Miike's live-action film version, will voice Phoenix Wright in the game. Similarly, Mirei Kiritani, who plays Maya Ayasato (Maya Fey) in the live-action film, will voice the character for the game.

The game will include animation sequences by the studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Darker than Black, Wolf's Rain). Level 5 will release the game in Japa next Thursday for 5,980 yen (about US$72).

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