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  TWO PINNACLES OF LAW AND ORDER UNITE IN PROFESSOR LAYTON vs PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY ON NINTENDO 3DS
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02/05/2014
 


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5 th February 2014 – Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the world of a legendary academic and puzzle sleuth is set to collide with that of a hot-shot, justice loving attorney from 28 th March when Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems . Whether in the heat of a court case, or out on the streets of London or the mystical medieval city of Labyrinthia, prepare to witness two great minds come face to face with magic, witchcraft, and all manner of contradictions to get to the bottom of!

If you are new to either the Professor Layton or Ace Attorney series, this first crossover adventure for the pair combines the investigative and puzzle-solving game elements of Layton with the intense courtroom-based action of a Phoenix Wright title. Both characters are famed for their quick wits and powers of unearthing the truth, and in this joint outing will need to work together to leave no puzzle or court trial unsolved. 

The scene is set in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney when through independent circumstances both Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright – with their respective partners Luke Triton and Maya Fey in tow – cross paths in London with a mysterious woman, Espella Cantabella and subsequently find themselves spirited away to Labyrinthia, a world overseen by the shadowy figure of the Storyteller. This literary master of Labyrinthia has a gift for foreseeing the future, and with every prophecy penned is a tale destined to become reality. Aside from dispelling the people of Labyrinthia’s suspicions of foreign visitors, once Layton and Wright get acquainted and both remember their calling they must begin unravelling the unusual events of the city and save Espella from being condemned as a witch.

With the two quintessential gentlemen working in tandem, during court trials Phoenix Wright is able to use Hint Coins – a staple of the Professor Layton series – in order to narrow down options when presenting evidence, or provide helpful hints when cross-examining witnesses. After all, in the Witch Trials of Labyrinthia multiple witnesses to a crime can take to the stand, meaning Wright will need to be on guard to press any witness who is looking suspicious when another testimony is being given. Don’t be surprised in addition to see Layton stepping up to raise an objection, both on the side of the defence and the prosecution…

For those who finish the main story, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will offer Bonuses including exclusive artwork and music from the game. Make sure that throughout the course of your adventure in London and Labyrinthia you collect as many Picarats as possible  – the higher the Picarat score you have at the end of the game, the more content will be unlocked. Once more for fans who complete the main story, free extra content can also be unlocked* gradually, with treats for fans such as twelve short new episodes for the game, and galleries featuring over sixty illustrations with comments from the development team on how they brought the two legendary gentlemen together for this unique adventure.

Two titans of law and order unite on 28 th March when Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney launches in six different languages** across Europe for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Get your thinking cap on when facing all-new puzzles from the perspectives of both Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, and witness the law-enforcing pair battle side by side in the courtroom to secure justice and unravel the enigma that is the mysterious medieval city of Labyrinthia.

To catch a glimpse of what lies in store in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, a new teaser trailer can be viewed here.

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available to purchase via the Nintendo UK store. Prices will vary between retailers.

* Internet connection required for downloadable content.

** The game will feature voiceover and text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

For further details:

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney website: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Professor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney-845517.html

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK

Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope

Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo UK Store: http://store.nintendo.co.uk/

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About Nintendo 3DS family:

Nintendo 3DS family consists of a Nintendo 3DS system, Nintendo 3DS XL system (both with a 3D feature) and a Nintendo 2DS system (no 3D feature). Nintendo 3DS family offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the content their children can access and the games they can play. Additionally, devices with a 3D feature allow parents to control the level of 3D their children can view and also provide a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen. Nintendo 3DS family also features two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS family is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system .

www.nintendo3ds.co.uk