Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (レイトン教授VS逆転裁判 lit. Professor Layton vs Turnabout Trial) is a crossover game by Capcom and Level-5. It was released on November the 29th 2012 and will be released in the Europe regions on March 28th 2014 and released in American regions in August 2014.


Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney uses the characters in the Professor Layton series and the Ace Attorney series. It also introduces new characters in Labyrinthia (the town where it is set). There are 2 elements to the gameplay.

  • Puzzle

The Puzzle part of the game involves Professor Layton and Luke Triton, In this part of the gameplay, you search for clues in the background, talking to characters and solving puzzles to unravel the mystery of Labyrinth City. The control schemes are the ones that are introduced in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. Solving puzzles can earn Picarats, Picarats are used to earn bonus content and Hint Coins which are used to receive hints to a puzzle.

  • Trials

The Trial part of the game involves Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey, and in this part of the gameplay, you, as Phoenix Wright defend the client by finding contradictions in witnesses statements to find the truth.


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Famitsu rated this game a 35(9/9/9/8) out of 40. The game received a 79 on MetaCritic and 79.21% on GameRankings.


It sold 128,856 in its first week in Japan according to Media Create.


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