If you were crazy enough to wake up at the crack of dawn today, you might have caught the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. The video mostly covered games that we knew were coming with one huge exception. After years of silence and months of doubt, it was finally confirmed that Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney will be hitting Western shores in 2014.
The top hat professor and the turnabout attorney were first shown to collaborate back in 2010, with its release in Japan following suit last year. Hype levels were through the roof, but a long bout of silence combined with Ace Attorney Investigations 2 staying in Japan and Ace Attorney 5 getting a digital only release, fans like myself were afraid that the additional popularity boost from the good professor might not have been enough. Thankfully, after much objection from the masses, today proved that this wasn’t the case, (pun very much intended.)
It’s safe to say that we’ll have all the investigating, puzzle solving and sharp dressed gentlemen we can handle in 2014. Keep an eye out for additional information on Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, as well as details for the upcoming releases of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and the recently announced Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy as they become available.