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  • Blog Post: The Azran Legacy Trailer Launches Professor Layton's Final Adventure

    The sixth and final Layton game with a titular Professor in a starring role released yesterday, and the game's launch trailer sets up the story. It sets it up so well, in fact, that there are technically a few spoilers in it. The largest spoilers remain hidden, thankfully, but there are a few character... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Professor Layton Games Still On Track For Next Year

    At today's Nintendo Direct transmission, the company re-iterated that both Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (shown) and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are still on track for the 3DS. Both games are out already in Japan and scheduled to come out in the U.S. for the 3DS some... More
  • Blog Post: Layton Brothers Mystery Room Breaks One Million Downloads

    The Layton series recently recently tried its hand in the mobile market in Europe and the United States for the first time, and it has done very well for itself. To download Layton Brothers is free, and then you can purchase additional cases for a fee, so downloads don't automatically equate to sales... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Level-5 Teasing Something Beyond The Door

    Update: A reader has presented some evidence pointing towards exactly what game this tease could be referencing. The small corner of the logo that appears in the tease below matches up with the Layton Brothers: Mystery Room game that released in Japan for iOS devices. Could this mean that Layton Brothers... More
  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni Developer Announces Three Smartphone Titles

    Level-5, developer of Professor Layton, Dark Cloud, and Ni No Kuni, is creating three new games for iOS and Android devices. The bad news? As of now, they’re releasing in Japan only. One game, Chikyu Kaimetsu teki B-kyo Kanojo, will be available in August. The other two, Wonder Flick and Majin... More
  • Blog Post: New Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney Trailer Shows Off Gameplay

    Unfortunately, we're still not sure if Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney is heading to North America, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about the Japanese trailers for the game. Unsurprisingly, the game looks like it merges the two games featuring puzzle solve sequences à... More
  • Blog Post: Here's The Japanese Box Art For Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney

    Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney still hasn't been confirmed for North America, but that doesn't mean we can't take a gander at its box art. I think it needs more color. And maybe a few more characters. More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Releases A Rough Look At Its Upcoming Schedule

    Nintendo laid out a rough idea of what it's planning to release in Japan, Europe, and the United States from July onward as part of its earnings report. There aren't any revelatory details in the document , but the list does provide a glimpse at the differences of both timing and release dates... More
  • Blog Post: Etsy Artist Makes Beautiful Video Game-Inspired Prints

    This full Skyward Sword print is just the tip of the iceberg. Etsy artist theGorgonist has created tons of beautiful prints based on your favorite games. theGorgonist has sold over 653 prints so far, and for good reason: Her work is adorable, well-done, and, because it's typically available in several... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Film Coming To North America

    Viz Media has announced that it will be distributing the 2009 film Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva in North America. The film has been released elsewhere in both subtitled and dubbed versions, but this marks the first time the film will be officially available stateside. Viz made the announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Royale Heading To Japan

    Level 5, the esteemed developer of the puzzling Professor Layton series, is joining forces with mobile developer DeNA to deliver Professor Layton Royale. The social game will arrive in Japan first, with the possibility of spreading West. The mobile game is a crossover with Kaito Royale, an immensely... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Announces Doctor Lautrec And The Forgotten Knights For 3DS

    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is Konami's upcoming puzzle game for 3DS about a French archaeologist and his young assistant Sophie. The duo will explore 19th century Paris as they solve perplexing puzzles that occasionally will utilize 3D. Sounds a little Professor Layton-y, no? Forgotten... More
  • Blog Post: James Noir Delivers Hollywood Puzzles

    Ubisoft showed off a little bit of its upcoming 3DS game James Noir's Hollywood Crimes today, including a trio of new screens. It's set in the 1960's Hollywood, featuring a game show and a series of murders. Judging by the images (see the media gallery below), fans of Professor Layton will... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Gets Caught In A Puzzling Situation

    A puzzle master has to keep a cool head even in the stickiest situations. Superpunch posted a picture Layton holding a shotgun, which is probably a repurposed Revolvtech figure, which you can see all over Ebay . Here’s the original figure: We have to admit, we kind of like Layton’s grittier... More
  • Blog Post: Level-5 Soccer RPG Coming Stateside?

    To western audiences, Level-5 is mainly known for its Professor Layton series. That may change, however, as the Japanese developer prepares to bring one of its popular franchises to a new audience. Siliconera is reporting that the publisher Bergsala will be bringing one of Level-5's more eccentric... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright Trailer Is Incredible

    Full disclosure - I don't have much experience with either the Professor Layton series or Phoenix Wright series. But let me tell you, this Japanese trailer for the recently announced 3DS game looks awesome. Combining the problem solving and great personalities of both franchises into one great caper... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton, Ace Attorney Meeting Up In Crossover Game

    This is just crazy enough to work. Level-5 and Capcom have announced that two of their signature franchises will be meeting up in an all-new 3DS crossover. Tentatively titled Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, the game will merge the two popular games in still unknown ways. Kotaku Japan has posted a... More
  • Blog Post: First Trailer For Professor Layton's 3DS Debut

    Over here in North America, we've only just received Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, the third game in Level-5's quirky puzzle-solving series, but in Japan they're already preparing for the fifth game. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles was originally announced as a DS title... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The 3DS Lineup In Thrilling 2D

    With all the talk about hardware specs, pricing, and release dates, it would be easy to forget that the 3DS also plays games. Fortunately, Nintendo hasn't lost sight of that important fact. A video on Nintendo of Japan's Web site shows off just about every 3DS game we know about, including Kid... More
  • Blog Post: Figuring Out Professor Layton’s Tricks

    Ever puzzle over how Professor Layton’s mind twisting challenges get pieced together? It’s no easy task. In fact, Level-5, the studio behind the Layton series, has had to enlist some expert help. [Expert] In a recent interview, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino told us, “It’s actually... More
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