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Nintendo bringing Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., Shovel Knight and more to Comic-Con

Nintendo fans in San Diego during Comic-Con International 2014 will be able to get their hands on nearly 20 games from the publisher, Nintendo announced today. The lineup encompasses titles on Nintendo 3DS as well as Wii U, and includes recent releases along with upcoming games. Here's the full list: Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from Sega Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call from Square Enix Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo Yoshi's...

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, E3 Trailer

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a crossover title featuring characters from Level-5's Professor Layton and Capcom's Ace Attorney series. The title, born out of Level-5 studio head Akihiro Hino's love for the Capcom's franchise, stars the titular archeologist and defense attorney trying to sold a mystery together. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is headed to Nintendo 3DS. To see the rest of the E3 trailers, check out our StoryStream.

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney melds the best of both worlds

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the crossover Nintendo 3DS game featuring the titular puzzle-solving archeologist and the charismatic defense attorney, mixes the best challenges of the two games — the title features both Layton's nail-biting puzzles and the Ace Attorney series' iconic courtroom sequences. The title, a crossover between Capcom's Ace Attorney and Level-5's Professor Layton franchises, features Professor Layton, his assistant Luke, attorney Phoenix Wright and his assistant Maya. The four are transported by a magical book into a city and are tasked with absolving a young woman accused of being a witch. Players can work their way through the story by selecting from either puzzle sessions led by Layton and courtroom and investigation scenes with Phoenix....

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright trailer shows worlds colliding

A new trailer for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, released today on Nintendo's YouTube, shows off crime solving and witchy trials. Players will explore, look for clues and solve puzzles as Professor Layton, while all courtroom drama is left to Phoenix Wright. Check out the trailer above for a look at the mash-up game. The Nintendo 3DS cross-over is the result of Level-5 Head Akihiro Hino's love for Ace Attorney. The game is expected to launch in the west this year.

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The Great Ace Attorney will be the start of a new series

Capcom's recently announced addition to the Ace Attorney series, The Great Ace Attorney, will be the start of a new series, according to game producer Shintaro Kojima in a statement to Famitsu magazine (via Siliconera). The new interview, which also features comments from series creator Shu Takumi, offers some details on the direction of the game. "While it's not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it's the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney," Kojima said. "I believe that it's becoming something that can show that it's not simply just a derivative title. We can't say too much about it for the time being, but we'll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It's really becoming something that we have...

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright trailer points all the fingers

A new trailer for Level 5's adventure game Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney shows the legendary puzzle-solver and renowned defense attorney teaming up. Both Layton and Wright are sucked into a mysterious magical tome alongside their respective sidekicks Luke and Maya Fey, where they meet a young woman accused of witchcraft. Phoenix Wright takes to court to defend her, while Layton tries to solve the mystery of Labyrinth City. The game features two modes of gameplay for its respective heroes: Professor Layton-style puzzle solving, and Ace Attorney-esque courtroom drama. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2014.

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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney coming stateside in 2014

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will launch on Nintendo 3DS in North America sometime next year, the company revealed in a Nintendo Direct this morning. The mash-up, puzzle-solving title from Level-5 and Capcom launched in Japan last November. The two studios have been somewhat cagey about the game's westward localization; Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino said that "something was in the works" during the Japan Expo in France early last month. Nintendo did not reveal a release window more specific than 2014 during the Nintendo Direct presentation. Update: The title will also come to Europe in "early 2014," Nintendo announced during the European version of today's Nintendo Direct presentation.

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney may still see a Western release

Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino has hinted at a potential localized Western release of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney during last week's Japan Expo in France. While the studio has yet to make an official announcement of a Western release for the title, Hino stated to those attending the event that "something is in the works, but I can't talk about it today. Please be patient." The game saw its Japan release nine months ago. The 3DS puzzle game received 35 out of 40 points from Famitsu magazine when it released in Japan late last November. We have contacted Level 5 for additional comment and will update when further information is made available.

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney trailer introduces a wizard and a burning city

A trailer released today for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, the upcoming franchise crossover from Layton developer Level-5, shows off characters, set pieces and plenty of Japanese dialogue. Check out the trailer above to see the dual stars and a supporting cast that includes a mysterious wizard-like old man and foreboding knights set against the backdrop of a sometimes-burning city. The game is headed to Japan tomorrow, Nov. 29, on Nintendo 3DS but hasn't been announced for other regions. For more on the mash-up, be sure to read our coverage of a recent interview with Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino, from the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.

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What convinced the Ace Attorney writer to join forces with Level-5 and Professor Layton

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, the Nintendo 3DS crossover between Level-5 and Capcom's respective adventure game heroes, wasn't some crass money grab. The way Level-5 head Akihiro Hino and Capcom director Shu Takumi put it to Famitsu this week, it came out because Hino was really that much of an Ace Attorney maniac. "The Ace Attorney games were the ones I went to the most for inspiration when designing the first game, Professor Layton and the Curious Village," Hino said. "It was largely by default, because at the time, Ace Attorney was about the only real hit adventure game on portable systems. I made notes on how the game felt, and the surprising ways the story went, and I added my own originality to gradually mold Layton to what it was." The crossover, as the interview depicts...

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