Art direction fanatics who can read this are in for a treat now that UDON Entertainment will be bringing two new art books to English-speaking territories; one for Phoenix Wright's latest "I can't shout OBJECTION! on the bus" screen-tapping epic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and another for the Professor Layton series of puzzle-packed adventures.
Level-5, the development home of Professor Layton, champions some of the most expressive and innovative visuals available in gaming today, and soon the Professor Layton Official Fanbook will be available for western audiences' analogue perusing pleasure. Rumours of hint coins falling out of the book when shaken have so far not been confirmed.
Not to be outdone in recognisability and dramatic gestures, Capcom's Phoenix Wright and his cast of extra-, pseudo-, and de facto legal eagles will also be leaping off of the screen and onto wood pulp in The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies; featuring art from Phoenix Wright's triumphant return to the courtroom and resulting verbal outbursts.
We also suspect that no amount of rubbing the two volumes together will once again cause Phoenix and the Professor to team up to reveal the secrets of a town shrouded in mystery, but please comment if you're planning (or not) to try.