Capcom’s already announced a few unexpected crossovers this year, with Street Fighter Vs. Tekken and Tekken Vs. Street Fighter. At least those upcoming games make a sort of sense, being in the same genre and all.
The just-revealed Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright title makes pretty much no sense whatsoever. Layton developer Level-5 announced the game for Nintendo’s upcoming 3D-enabled handheld at a Japanese press event and unveiled this trailer to go along with it.Vodpod videos no longer available.
The clip hints at the plot in the game, but offers no explanation how the turn-of-the-century professor and modern-day lawyer will be thrown together. And then there’s a scene in medieval times which suggest time travel may be afoot. No sign of how the two series’ different gameplay models will be meshed either.
But none of that matters. A game that’s been pulled from the wettest of fan-fic writer dreams exists and we’ll all be getting our sweaty hands on it soon-ish. Hopefully, with Capcom’s global marketing muscle, gamers outside of Japan won’t have to worry about not getting their hands on this puzzle-solving mash-up.