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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Receiving Weekly DLC In Japan

Posted by Andy Green

Extra content for the next 24 weeks

Level-5, the developer behind the Professor Layton games, has gotten into the habit of being rather generous to us by extending the life of its games with free weekly DLC. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, for example, has been offering a new downloadable puzzle every single day since its launch and will do so for a whole year.

It’s now been revealed that the developer is doing the same with its new 3DS game Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, which has recently launched in Japan. The game will have extra weekly content that will start on 12th December and will run for 24 weeks, making new content available every Wednesday. The extra content appears to be split between special episodes and riddles as well as gallery items.

This one hasn’t yet been confirmed for a Western release, though Professor Layton and Ace Attorney titles usually arrive outside of Japan, so it would be a surprise if it didn’t make it.

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney launched in Japan at the end of November and has sold reasonably well, comfortably charting at number 2 in its opening week. However the 128,856 units sold is slightly down on what a Professor Layton or Ace Attorney game usually musters; hopefully the promise of weekly DLC will boost the numbers and make a Western localisation more likely.

Are you hoping Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney makes it to the West and brings all this tasty DLC with it? Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.


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Knux said:

Please for the love of all that's holy, let this game come to the West!



MagicEmperor said:

"Are you hoping Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney makes it to the West and brings all this tasty DLC with it?"

Of course! This was the number one reason I bought a 3DS to begin with.



alLabouTandroiD said:

It got really good Famitsu review scores. Can't imagine it being anything else but great and hilarious anyway. West or bust, Capcom, west or bust.



sillygostly said:

@Kyloctopus : Level-5 is developing the game, so technically they're the ones giving away the free DLC. If Capcom were in control, it would be a different story.



TheRavingTimes said:

Capcom and Level-5 better release this to the West. This is a crossover between two of biggest vanguards of an entire video game genre and to skip out on a western release is absurd.



Pikachupwnage said:

@KodyWB-98 Already posted that hours ago in this very comments section....and several others earlier this week. Yet despite all my alarm ringing everywhere(gamefaqs and Miiverse as well) no one seems to notice.

Why has no one picked up on this? People want it localized so bad and Yet no one noticed. Why have none of the big sites reported this?



Linkstrikesback said:


Because. It's not been announced. A MISQUOTED (as already said in these very comments) interview is not an announcement of launch.

If there was any real proof that it was truly being released in english, then, that would be news. So far, there isn't. That's why it hasn't appeared massively on news sites..



Banker-Style said:

Hopefully we'll get this around this time next year.And Professor Layton 6 around Christmas 2014

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