With over 8.7 million units sold in Europe alone, the Professor Layton series is quite successful. And after a 4 year break, the series is ready to make its comeback with Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, releasing on October 6th in Europe and North America. Nintendo made the announcement themselves, via a press release sent a few minutes ago.
Why not Level-5, you ask? It’s because Nintendo will be distributing the game in Europe!
It looks like Nintendo and Level-5’s collaboration is still going strong, with the former still publishing and/or distributing games from the latter in Europe. Though this time around, Nintendo is only in charge of distribution (because Layton’s Mystery Journey is also available on smart devices, and Nintendo wasn’t going to localise a game for another platform).
If you’ve never heard of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, or if you’d like a refresher, here’s what the game is all about:
The story this time begins with Katrielle setting up the Layton Detective Agency on Chancer Lane, determined to prove her worth and hoping that the exposure will help her to uncover clues regarding her missing father’s whereabouts. Whizzing around London on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, Katrielle will become embroiled in a quizzical quest that eventually leads to her unwitting discovery of the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. However, she’s not alone in her endeavours – a young Gressenheller student by the name of Ernest Greeves joins the agency as her assistant, and the team quickly grows to three when Sherl, a talking dog, becomes Katrielle’s first client and subsequently a trusty sidekick.
The press release confirms that in Europe and North America, Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to get additional puzzles on a daily basis, for a full year (so 365 extra puzzles). That’s a lot of puzzles, especially with Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy already boasting the highest number of puzzles for a Professor Layton game!
Of course, there’s also the usual extra activities, such as mini-games, but also brand new features such as the ability to change Katrielle’s clothes or redecorate her detective agency. Make sure to check out our previous posts about the game for a lot more details!
Finally, here’s some screenshots and artworks for the game:
And, here’s the European boxart:
Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (3DS) comes out on October 6th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Nintendo PR