Yesterday's announcement of the so-exciting-half-of-its-target-audience-are-unfortunately-now-dead 3DS crossover Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney was seriously serious business. But now the full, three minute trailer has arrived. Anyone left still alive after this is going to be happy to a degree hitherto unpioneered by humankind.
And here we go...
What's that you say? You want a few more words from me in order to justify my fully-employed games journalist status? Oh okay then. While my pitiful command of the Japanese language means that I can't give you a huge amount of insight past "OHMYGODTHISLOOKSAWESOME", it does appear that yesterday's guess of some red hot Hershel vs Phoenix court room action could bear some juicy, juicy fruit. Though I now suspect that they'll only be on opposite sides of the story's central witch trial to a certain point, at which they'll realise something fishy is going on and team up to get to the bottom of it. Cue tension, drama, epic puzzling and monumentally beautiful animated sequences.
How's it going to work in 3D? I'm not entirely sure yet, but like anyone brought up on the 2D parallax of 16-bit games, I'm hoping the anime bits are delivered via the wonder of a multitude of stacked layers popping out of the screen into my joyful eyes.
So what do you reckon now? And what do you want to see from this most incandescant of crossovers? Fill me in in the comments. And, if you speak Japanese, could you please let me know what the hell's going on here? I'd really love to know.