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Professor Layton to Make European Debut in November

by Greg Leahy - September 4, 2008, 12:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

The first in the series of logic-puzzling adventures, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is set to launch across Europe on November 7.

Nintendo of Europe has announced that Professor Layton and the Curious Village, the first in a series of logic puzzle-driven Nintendo DS point-and-click adventures will launch across Europe on November 7. The European release will take place nearly nine months after Nintendo localised and published the game for the North American market on February 10 of this year.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village tasks players with guiding the Professor and his young companion Luke through an investigation of the village of St. Mystere, solving numerous brain teasers in pursuit of the solution to a larger enigma. Outside of the main story, additional puzzles will become available on a weekly basis for those able to access the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.


Professor Layton and the Curious Village arrives on Nintendo DS!

4th September 2008 - Prepare to step into a mysterious and eccentric world when Professor Layton and the Curious Village arrives on the Nintendo DS on 7th November 2008. With over 130 logical and lateral thinking conundrums immersed in an engrossing and compelling storyline game, and additional puzzles available every week via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players of all ages everywhere will be challenged to the limit as they search to unravel the hidden secrets of the village St. Mystere!

Taking control of two quirky and intriguing characters, Professor Layton and his sidekick Luke, whilst being guided by fully animated cut scenes, players must successfully decipher the numerous taxing puzzles that face them to reveal events and strands of the ever-mysterious storyline. Only when everything has been discovered, all mysteries resolved and the ultimate item – the Golden Apple – recovered, will the player have solved the mystery surrounding St. Mystere.

Throughout the game, Professor Layton and Luke will meet the curious townsfolk of St. Mystere who will try and confuse them with riddles and conundrums to hinder their path. Using the Touch Screen to navigate, players must unleash their detective skills to uncover as much information as possible from conversations and the environment around them. Be warned though, a few characters have hidden agendas of their own and will do everything in their power to prevent you from uncovering the truth.

Successfully completing a puzzle will see players rewarded with Picarats Points. Storing them safely in Professor Layton’s trusty trunk, the player is to unearth as many of these points as possible to keep track of performance. Puzzles featured are suitable for all ages, however the harder the riddle the more Picarats awarded – so always think twice before giving up so easily! If you do get stuck however, help is on hand in the form of a Hint Coin. Using these will unlock one of three possible hints to help you on your way to successfully understand this baffling town. However, these are hidden treasures so be sure to overturn every stone with the stylus to find them!

In addition to overcoming the constant puzzles within the main storyline, there are numerous side missions to keep the mind in full throttle. Completed puzzles may unearth strange items, like parts of machinery, furniture and scraps of paintings, which are used in more mind bending and curious mini-games!

Even when the challenge is over and the mysteries unravelled, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will keep you gripped as new riddles will be available to download on a weekly basis aiming to bamboozle the most curious of minds!

So what are you waiting for? You may have trained your brain with Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training but once again its time to grab your thinking cap and travel to St. Mystere to solve the puzzles and challenges that surround Professor Layton and the Curious Village!

Professor Layton and the Curious Village launches on the Nintendo DS across Europe on 7th November 2008.


KDR_11kSeptember 04, 2008

Damn it, by now I've seen enough spoilers to know the big plot twist...

IceColdSeptember 04, 2008

I swear I posted in this thread a few hours ago - did someone delete it?

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