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Over the past several weeks, there have been rumblings of Level-5 and Capcom working together. Today, we know what the two companies have creating. Level-5 announced at their “Vision” event a short while ago that Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton will be starring in the same title, Professor vs. Gyakuten Saiban.

– Coming to 3DS
– Takumi Shu writing the scenario


– Game’s biggest feature is that it’s for the 3DS
– Story set one year after Layton meets Luke
– Young Layton will be shown in the game
– Theme song in the trailer done by Yuming (famous singer/songwriter in Japan)
– Everything was scrapped, started over midway through development
– Two timelines in the game: Present Professor Layton and Young Layton (college years)
– Puzzles supervised by Akira Tago.
– New puzzle to be distributed every day via Wi-Fi for the first year of the game’s release
– Theme song is “Mysterious Flower”
– Releasing Spring 2011 in Japan
– Everything in 3D, which includes the hand-drawn anime
– Animations are motion captured
– Town scenes are all in 3D, look around and people move
– Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino thinks players will be surprised even with the game’s opening video

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Not exactly a surprise, but it’s nice to receive a confirmation!

Four of the Best for Nintendo 3DS

KONAMI brings new versions of classics titles to new Nintendo handheld in Europe, including Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer and Contra…

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced details of its first titles for the new Nintendo 3DSTM handheld system for release across Europe.


Spring

Kororinpa series
Deca Sports Extreme
Omega Five

2011

Bomberman
Bonk
Tetris

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This information comes from Mega Man Legends 3 producer Tatsuya Kitabayashi (via a translator), who was asked why the game is coming to the 3DS and not consoles…

“The 3DS has a lot of interesting elements to it, new features out there. I think it’s something we wanted to try making a game for. And I know we have a lot of games coming out for the 3DS, but this is one we thought would be really cool on the 3DS, and that’s why we decided to put it on the 3DS.”

At E3, it definitely seemed like Capcom would be one of the 3DS’ strongest supporters. With that said, I don’t think a lot of people thought that Mega Man Legends 3 would end up on the handheld. I have a feeling that some fans would have preferred to see the title on consoles instead, but I’m personally just glad it’s happening at all.


At this point, it seems like most third-party developers are either on board with the 3DS or may consider working with the hardware in the future. One company we haven’t heard much from, however, is Crytek. Recently though, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli was asked about his thoughts regarding Nintendo’s upcoming handheld, and he appears to be rather impressed. You can check out Yerli’s full thoughts about the system below, which includes the possibility of bringing Crysis and CryEngine to the 3DS.

“I think the 3DS is an quite awesome piece of hardware. At E3, I got a demonstration from… it’s probably better not to say, but quite a senior person at Nintendo. That demo showed me a very powerful piece of graphics hardware, as well as a very interesting user-experience. I think they have a very interesting platform on their hands. They have some problems here and there but they are aware and it’s nothing that cannot be ironed out. I think the price point they’re targeting is very interesting. Everything looks like a winner on that platform. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there is some high-end gaming happening on that platform because of the raw power of the hardware.

Whether we would like to [bring Crysis to the 3DS] or not depends on the platform itself. My initial contact with it is just that we got to see the platform at E3, going forward it may be very well that we look into putting the Cry Engine on that platform. But again this is initially thought only – nothing has been decided. There is an opportunity with Nintendo 3DS and Crytek.”


This information comes from Jools Watsham’s blog…

I am extremely proud to annouce that Renegade Kid was blessed with authorized developer status for the new super sleek and sexy Nintendo 3DS a couple of months ago. Apologies for the delay in letting everyone know, but we’ve been kinda busy digging into all of the 3DS goodness.”

Renegade Kid is one of the top DS developers, and so I’m sure they’ll maintain their high-quality of work to the 3DS. I’m very interested to see what the company has in store for Nintendo’s next handheld.

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