Turning games, which rely heavily on player choice, into anime, basically the opposite, is an art form all its own. The challenges become even greater in a game which relies heavily on mystery and puzzles. How do you take that "aha!" moment of solving a puzzle and bring it to another medium where the player becomes a witness? Hit the jump to find out how Professor Layton solves the mystery!
A shogi master becomes a voice actor this month, thanks to Katrielle Layton! Hifumi Kato is taking a role in Layton's Mystery Detective Agency, and he spoke to the press about what it was like tackling the new job at the age of 78. Find out more after the jump!
Professor Layton's daughter is preparing for her own anime series, and her OP/ED singers have just been decided! Plus, her Scotland Yard rival has a new voice. Get all the info after the jump!
Japanese video game company Level-5 announced today that a TV anime based on its popular adventure game series Professor Layton, titled Layton Mystery Tanteisha ~Katrie no Nazotoki File~ (Layton Detective Agency ~Katrielle's Mystery Solving File~), is set to premiere in April 2018 and that its protagonist Katrielle Layton is voiced by Kana Hanazawa. Hit the jump for more information.
Level-5 shows no signs of slowing down with the Professor Layton franchise anytime soon. The latest news comes from Total Licensing Magazine, which reveals plans for a Professor Layton TV series. While there isn't much info on the series yet, it's reportedly planned for 2018, with 26 episodes in the works.
Layton's Mystery Journey involves real-world puzzle solving, with confounding clues scattered all over the world. Apparently one of those places is Eorzea, because the official Layton series Twitter account has a Final Fantasy XIV-related puzzle just waiting for a plucky detective to solve it. Read on for more.
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is already out on iOS and Android devices, so we've just been waiting for a 3DS release date. Level-5 came through with one this week, lining the puzzler up for an October 6 launch in the west. Read on for more.
Before she heads to 3DS this fall, Layton's daughter will debut on mobile devices on July 20, and Level-5 revealed more details about the upcoming release. Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy will be available on iOS and Android devices for $15.99, with pre-registration now live on Google Play.
Ah, Pikotaro. You either love the viral comedian or you can't wait for him to go away, but he's here for a different reason this time. While he's certainly up to his old "PPAP" tricks, he's doing so to promote Layton's Mystery Journey with a puzzle of his very own. Can you figure it out?
Katrielle Layton is taking up the family top hat and solving the most puzzles in series history! Check out the new trailer for Layton's Mystery Journey, as well as a dubbed trailer for the English release. Both are available after the jump!
Just a couple days ago we posted about Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy, which is coming to 3DS and smartphones this year. We mentioned that Japan gets the 3DS version first on July 20, which is also when the game launches worldwide on smartphones, and now we have a better idea of when to expect it on 3DS in the west.
Originally announced as Lady Layton last July, the next adventure in the Professor Layton series recently got a title update and additional release info. While it will still feature Professor Layton's daughter, Katrielle Layton, it will now make its debut under the title Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy. Read on for more.
Announced at Level-5's event, Lady Layton: The Conspiracy of King Millionaire Ariadne stars none other than Professor Layton's daughter, Catriel Layton. See what she's up to in the debut trailer and more after the jump.
Japanese media reported on Tuesday that noted psychologist Akira Tago passed away of interstitial pneumonia on March 6. The professor emeritus at Chiba University was known for his best-selling quiz book series Atama no Taiso (brain exercises), and to gamers around the world for creating the puzzles in the Professor Layton series. More after the jump.