|Located In||Eldwitch Woods|
|Appearances||vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney|
|Chapter Accessible||Chapter 5: A Taste of Despair|
|No. of Hint Coins||3|
|North Exit||Shades' Village|
|East Exit||Forest of Lost Way|
The Village Outskirts is a location based in the Eldwitch Woods, seen in the game Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. As the name suggests, it is located on the outskirts of the Shades' Village, with a large green canopy growing over the area.
The area is engulfed by a large stone wall, containing an array of ruins. A large tree grows over the area, with roots protruding through the ground.
Chapter 5: A Taste of Despair
Professor Layton and Maya Fey escape from the Shades into the area for safety. As Maya states how he was back to normal after being turned to gold, this confuses Layton, as he had fallen unconscious after the witch had appeared and awoke in the forest. Maya then explains that he was the victim in the previous night's trial, and brings him up to speed on everything that had happened in his absence. Layton questions Maya why she was in the forest, and she explains that she had been thrown into the fire despite being proven innocent in the trial. This causes her to speculate that a trick lay within the cage she was contained in, as she was lead into the forest by a wagon that she was dropped into. As she becomes worried about Phoenix Wright, Layton ensures her that they were sure to meet up again, as he and Luke would be able to sense something was amiss. They then decide to investigate the forest, as Layton believed secrets lay here.
The Shades that had been in pursuit of the pair finally find them, and so believing an altercation was unavoidable, Layton protects Maya from them. Before they can attack though, the Great Witch steps in, telling them not to harm them. Layton then realizes that he had previously met the Great Witch in London prior to visiting Labyrinthia. The Great Witch then invites them to investigate the Eldwitch Woods, and disappears to meet with a visitor. Allowing the pair to do as they wish concerns Layton, speculating that she may be the Great Witch Bezella.