Next Professor Layton Game Coming To Mobile Worldwide July 20

3DS release date for U.S. unknown.
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Level-5 has announced that it’ll be bringing the next game in the mainline of the Professor Layton series to Android and iOS worldwide, July 20.

As a part of the reveal, Level-5 also gave the puzzle game’s title a tweak, changing it from Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy to Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy.

Unlike previous entries from the Professor Layton series, Level-5 has said that it will star the detective’s daughter Kat who is as skilled puzzle solver as her famous father. Kat will join forces with her dog Sharo and friend to solve mysteries, including where the missing Professor Layton has been all of this time.

All indications are pointing toward the game is designed much like the other titles from the Layton mainline series, with the developers seeming to take a few steps back from their ill-fated Layton Brothers game that tried to copy from the design of the successful Phoenix Wright mystery series.

Layton’s Mystery Journey will be sold as a premium title and will also include in-app purchases, though they won’t be need to complete the game. Level-5 has refrained from stating what the in-app purchases would be for, but it’s typical for puzzle games to offer hints at for a small cost.

The mobile version will support eight different languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Korean, and Japanese.

Japan will see the release for the 3DS version of Layton’s Mystery Journey on the same day as the world-wide mobile release, July 20, and costing ¥4,800 (around $45 USD). The game is planned to come to the West, a launch date hasn’t been announced.

About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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