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Trivia: Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney
  • Bad Export for You: Not bad, per se, but the US version is very obviously an unmodified port of the British localization, down to the last "metre", "defence", and "Your Honour"—nothing outright detrimental to the gameplay, but still highly noticeable. It also keeps the British voice actors for Phoenix and Luke despite both characters having American voice actors in previous dubs. This is especially baffling considering the 5-month gap between the two releases.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Hiroki Narimiya for Phoenix and Mirei Kiritani for Maya... Their actors in the live-action Ace Attorney movie.
    • Kira in the English dub is Fiora from Xenoblade, while High Inquisitor Darklaw is Meyneth from the same game.
  • The Other Darrin: Due to the game being dubbed in Britain, some of the characters' voice actors are different from the U.S. dubs.
    • Phoenix Wright is voiced by Trevor White instead of Sam Riegel.
    • Luke Triton is voiced by Maria Darling, his voice actor in the U.K. dubs, instead of Lani Minella, his voice actor in the U.S. dubs.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The announcement trailer features a lot of elements that were either changed or removed from the story over the course of development, including:
      • Luke in his prequel trilogy outfit because the team was still deciding if they should include Emmy. Ultimately, they decided not to and shifted the game's timeline forward a bit.
      • Phoenix and Layton openly disliking each other from the start, with the Professor acting as a prosecutor for Espella early in the story.
      • A group of hooded townspeople chasing Espella through the night, Torches and Pitchforks in hand.
      • Different designs for most other characters, including a much more youthful Storyteller.
      • The whole "how could you have known what's in a book you never read" element. The concept of the book containing the entire past, present, and future history of Labyrinthia exists, but isn't used in that way.
    • The art book contains concept sketches for "dark" counterparts of both Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, Labyrinthian attire for Edgeworth and Larry, and a robotic Layton. There were also very early plans to have Professor Layton characters drawn in Ace Attorney's art style, and vice versa.
    • The revelation that Layton is Phoenix with his Butt Monkey tendencies removed was just begging for Maya to go into fangirl mode Squeeing about how cool he is, comparing the two of them and generally getting under Phoenix's skin about it (because she's good at that). But...nope. There's a brief time or two where Phoenix gets annoyed because he feels a little useless next to the resident Spotlight-Stealing Squad, but it's nothing near what it could have been.
    • The famous Phoenix on a horse art is never seen in game. It is given a small nod, though: when you examine the horses out in the forest, Maya wants to know what it will take to get Phoenix on one, no matter what!

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