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Let it begin!
Mahone is an alternate universe version of...Liane, from Level-5's Jeanne D'Arc. Labyrinth City is a heavily altered version of Rouen, and the storyteller is the Duke of Bedford. It should go without saying, then, that both Ace Attorney and Layton take place in this altered version of the real world where Jeanne d'Arc is what actually happened. Presumably, the demon from JDA is resurrected following Unwound Future, and Layton, having done his research, goes back in time to stop it at its source by trying to keep Liane from being burnt at the stake. Phoenix and Maya are here because, a, Layton needed an experienced lawyer, and b, Maya's magatama has power passed down from the armlets.
Maxwell is the Storyteller.Whatever he writes becomes reality. It fits so well it's almost scary.
The Court scene is an example of Super DickeryThe heroes aren't against each other. They have to work together to prove her innocence, but they have to put on a show for the populace.
Maya as a WitchAt some point in the game some character will remark, jokingly or not, that Maya might be a witch. Just look at how she's dressed. It's bound to come up.
This time the Court antics will make senseWe find our hero in a Kangaroo court. Just like all the others. However, this time it's a witch trial, and the marsupial-ness is justified.
In a plot twist, it will turn out to also be a crossover with Umineko no Naku Koro niWitches, fiendishly difficult puzzles, Mundane Made Awesome, finger-pointing, logic battles, Rewriting Reality... seriously, just add some gorn, narm, and Nightmare Fuel and you're covered.
It will be a super extra special cross overFeaturing shoutouts and cameos to every series they can get the rights to! You'll solve morphball puzzles figure out the shortest number of jumps for an Italian find new creatures to summon to solve puzzles
'Storyteller' is not the Big BadGiven the nature (read: complexity) of the games, it is highly unlikely they will name the series' villain as simply or straightforward as how the trailer did. This troper is pegging that there is another character or a King Incognito, whom will be The Chessmaster or The Man Behind the Man.
The upcoming crossover with Professor Layton is the result of Hobo Phoenix tripping on something else than grape juice...Come on, there's just no other possible way to fit something like this into canon, neither in terms of timeline, nor... in any other terms. Come on. You know it's true.
In the Layton crossover, Maya will, at some point, be Don Paolo in disguise.Because Don Paolo only disguises himself as major characters, has been known to imitate girls Maya's age (Flora), and Wright is a playable character. Otherwise, Don will probably impersonate another AA character; probably Gumshoe, Edgeworth, or The Judge, in order of likelihood of being impersonated/present. Also depends on what characters show up from each series.
Maya will be a defendant in the Witch Trials.
At some point, Don Paolo will masquerade as Phoenix Wright or Professor Layton.Perhaps that's what the trailer is hinting at. He is a master of disguise, after all.
Everybody will be Don Paolo in disguise.At the same time. Even Don Paolo himself.
Maya will channel ClaireBecause Maya summons a dead person in every Ace Attorney game she appears in. If crossed over with the Professor Layton series...
The puzzles will have an "Object" buttonThe trailer says that "this time, the puzzles are filled with contradictions". Clearly this means that some of the puzzles will have no solution, and you'll have to object to these. There was even a sort of preview of this in Unwound Future with the unsolvable puzzle that Layton presents to Future Luke. Time Travel and AA has ghosts, both have quirky characters). As for the different art styles, that's pretty easy to explain - the series show the same universe from a different "perspective". This crossover, however, is set in a separate dimension.
Gumshoe and Chelmey will have to work together
Chelmey: "These days, it seems like everyone and their mum thinks they can do my job."
Gumshoe: "You got that right, pal!"C'mon, you know it'd be awesome.
The ending will be dual sided
Maya can't summon in the new universe
There will be a NA Release.Come on! It will!!
The fact that the two franchises don't quite match up in style and tone will be an important plot point, possibly the key to the entire thing"The mystery is in the contradiction"...
Layton and Luke will get in on the ladder/step-ladder debatePossibly without Phoenix and Maya around to start it.
Don Paolo WON'T be Maya in disguise.He'll be Pearl instead.
Don Paolo will be somebody in disguise, but at least Layton will know itWhether he's a mildly helpful citizen, a judge or prosecutor, or even the storyteller himself he'll be working with the gang in order to get home/save the witch girl. Don Paolo's too prideful to come out and join with Layton on his own, so he'll do it as somebody else. When the Professor inevitably figures it out he will probably tell Luke and/or Phoenix.
Labyrinth City is a fake, and exists in both universes, which are sharedIn every Layton game, The Reveal flies in the face of everything known about the setting. I see no reason to believe this game shall be different. Black Knight, using dirty tactics wouldn't be fit for what he is outside of court, as knights have a code to follow. Not necessarily a straight Nice Guy (it would be kinda hilarious if he was), but not willing to use tricks to get everyone guilty either.
Mahoney will encounter a wolf in storyJust look at how she's dressed. Though admittedly it could be that witch were said to wear red cloaks and travel through the forest to meet their familiars... HOLD IT!
This game takes place between Layton's prequel series and the original seriesWhy would Luke change his clothes into his more modern one from his prequel series one unless he grows up too much.
This game is gonna be a giant Mind ScrewMore so than any other Layton or Ace Attorney game combined.
The plane Phoenix and Maya ride is actually a portal to Labyrinth CityFrom the pictures shown recently, it's been stated that Phoenix and Maya are taking a trip to London for some reason. Who's in London? The Professor, of course. This would be ok if both franchises weren't set in completely different time periods. This Troper's guess is that the plane is Phoenix and Maya's ticket to Labyrinth City.
This is the new mystery Luke was talking about in his letter at the end of Unwound/Lost Future.What else could it be? It would certainly make sense. Whatever happens, it will be a Mind Screw.
This will cross over with Ghost Trick at some pointBecause there is a black cat with a handkerchief tied around its neck on the official box art. And we all know who that cat is, and what he can do...
Labyrinthia is actually The Neverending Story.