I bet by now you guys have heard the awesome news! A Phoenix Weight and Professor Layton crossover game for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS! If you guys haven't, well here's the trailer:
Pretty fucking neat-o, huh? Gameplay details haven't been revealed yet, but it's probably safe to assume that it might be a mix of Layton's puzzles and Phoenix Wright's fantastic court cases.
According to the trailer, the game takes place in an unspecified period time, where Layton and his boy-toy Luke, Phoenix Wright along with Miya, somehow got summoned up in the city you see there. Here in this city, reality, as we know it, ceases to be and witches and magic exist. The leader of the city is said to be an enigmatic person called "The Storyteller," and whatever he writes goes. Or is it? That's what Layton's here to prove otherwise, as you can see in the trailer where he's "probably" accusing the girl, said to be a witch in the video, to be full of shit. Phoenix, on the other hand, is doing what he does best, defending his clients. That's all that was revealed in the video, if I can remember correctly, and from the looks of it, it's going to be one hell of a ride...
That is, if this game manages to get localized. According to a blog post over in Capcom Unity, it is only announced to be released in Japan with no plans of a Western release. Though this game was just recently announced, people over the internet have begun speculating, spreading gloom and doom that this game being "Japan Onry" is already set in stone - as can be read in the latest post of the The Escapist. I don't blame them however, Japanese developers are notorious for keeping some of their awesome game from the outside market.
Let's just hope this isn't so. After all, the 3DS is not even out yet, and even the Japanese release date hasn't been posted.