Professor Layton coming to mobile in the most proper way

Published On July 13, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

Which means it costs money. If there’s one thing console and handheld gamers hate, it’s when their favorite IPs go mobile IAP money-grabbing schemes. That’s not what LEVEL-5 has done with Professor Layton.

Layton's Mystery Journey

The latest entry in the series—Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and Millionaires’ Conspiracy—is coming to Nintendo 3DS this autumn. iOS and Android gamers, however, are getting it July 20th at the seemingly hefty but totally-worth-it price of $15.99. The puzzle adventure game will follow detective Katrielle Layton, Professor Layton’s daughter, on a journey through London to solve mysterious happenings from missing cats to murder cases.

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… Katrielle, assisted by Sherl, the talking dog, embark on a series of mysterious adventures through London encountering a charming cast of characters along the way. Featuring the largest collection of challenging puzzles in the franchise to date, players will also be able to change Katrielle’s outfits, customize the Layton Detective Agency and take part in mini-games as they advance in the story.  Follow Katrielle on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, until she unwittingly uncovers the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.

Although fans play the Layton games for the puzzles, it’s the colorful characters and wonderful stories that have built and retained such a large, dedicated fanbase. If you don’t have a 3DS and aren’t yet part of that fanbase, you may be soon. Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operation Officer at LEVEL-5 abby Inc., explained, “We’ve built Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy from the ground up for mobile devices and are looking forward to giving puzzle fans around the world the chance to experience the highly entertaining and deep puzzle adventure experience.”

In addition to the mobile game, LEVEL-5 has teamed up with “Real Escape Game” makers Scrap Entertainment to launch “Layton’s Mystery Journal: Real World Puzzle Solving.”

From June 20 through September 21, fans of the LAYTON SERIES can participate in finding and solving 50 puzzles that will appear in the real world at famous locations throughout 10 countries and through the online portal at Fans can enjoy puzzle solving before the actual game launch by teaming up and communicating with all other players using the TRANSLAYTON system. The more puzzles players solve, the more rewards and bonuses they can collect which will be useful in the game itself.

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