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The game takes place in Labyrinthia, which is a medieval style city which is located in a world that hasn’t been been explored by either Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright. An evil individual known as ‘The Story Teller’, whose shadow conceals witches across Labyrinthia. Layton and his trusty sidekick Roy are called to Labyrinthia to investigate a missing person. Soon after the game begins, a girl named Espella is accused of witchcraft. Predictably, Phoenix Wright takes on her defense, which consists of ‘The Witch Trials’ where he must contend with a bunch of witnesses.
The story is told magnificently using gameplay mechanics from both existing franchises. Both games are known for their wacky plot twists and unbelievable scenarios so it’s not surprise that the story delivers in almost every way. Sure, it’s not for everyone but if you’re a fan of either series, chances are you’re going to be in for a wild ride.
Both sections of the game are extremely polished in their presentation. Professor Layton looks exactly as fans are used to as per the previous 3DS games in the series. The Ace Attorney sections have also seen an upgrade to 3D models. This makes the games blend really well together and makes them feel more apart of the same universe. Beautifully animated cut scenes and voice acting are at the forefront of the game which is what fans have come to love from both series. The game features a darker tone than hasn’t really been seen before which makes for a visual treat.