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Offline tylerohlew

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Nearly two years since launch, Japanese 3DS owners can download Hershel's penultimate adventure.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/32950

Level-5 will be releasing their 3DS launch title Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask in an upgraded form on the Japanese eShop.

The revised game, known as Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask +, will arrive on February 6 and boasts a variety of enhancements. News of this release comes from Famitsu, as reported by Siliconera. It will sell for 3,000 yen.

The bonus content of this upgrade includes new events, new puzzles, additional animation (the original Famitsu article is unclear on whether this means character animation, in-game cinematics, or animated cutscenes), a new tutorial, and all 365 download puzzles unlocked from the start. As well, the game will provide further hints to solving puzzles in the game's Ruins segment, a sequence where Layton solves puzzles from an overhead perspective. In these ruins, players control Layton and Randall carefully avoiding monsters and traps, pushing boulders to create new routes.

No plans have been announced to release this version of the game outside of Japan.


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Re: Upgraded Professor Layton And the Miracle Mask Coming to Japan eShop
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 08:51:36 PM »
Dare I ask the chances of this update coming West? Or did North America get a Final Mix to begin with? (Paging Famicast team...)
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Re: Upgraded Professor Layton And the Miracle Mask Coming to Japan eShop
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 10:47:44 PM »
I'd totally get this Layton (upgrades or not) at a similarly discounted price on eShop.
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Re: Upgraded Professor Layton And the Miracle Mask Coming to Japan eShop
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 12:46:59 PM »
Ditto Dr. Metts. Discounted retail downloads are so key. Or at least Sale Periods where retail downloads are marked-down to reinvigorate older games. I'm no fan of the de-valuing of games a la iOS marketplace (if that's even a thing or more a myth) but I feel like differentiating eShop retail games by price has to happen.
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