Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright isn't just a side-story. That's the word from Level 5 chief Akihiro Hino who hopes the forthcoming 3DS adventure will end up being a 3DS banner title.
Speaking at Level 5's 3DS showcase at Nintendo World, Hino said the forthcoming 3DS collaboration is "not a gaiden/side story, but akin to two popular anime series having been combined into one movie."
It certainly is being taken seriously as Shu Takumi, the man begind the Phoenix Wright and Ghost Trick games, is currently working on the Layton Vs Wright plot which sees the professor and attorney teaming up to stop the Story Teller in Labyrinth City.
While Capcom's Takumi is in charge of the plot, the game is very much a joint effort between Level 5 and Capcom and, according to Andriasang, Hino hopes the game will be a banner title for 3DS.
Readers of Official Nintendo Magazine recently selected Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright as one of their most wanted 3DS games.