Professor Layton: Level-5 celebrates the 10th Anniversary with an impromptu event

Yesterday was February 15th, 2017, and exactly 10 years ago, the very first Professor Layton game was released (on Nintendo DS). To celebrate, Level-5 held an impromptu event in Tokyo. It all started with a strange series of tweets between Akihiro Hino (CEO of Level-5) and a mysterious “Lonely Layton”.

The two gentlemen then met in a café:

But it looks like they did more than drink tea together… they also went somewhere for dinner:

After that, they invited fans for an impromptu event at the Dad Bod Café. Here’s the pictures Akihiro Hino shared on Twitter:

And here’s the final picture that was shared on Twitter:

Finally, Akihiro Hino sent one last tweet, where he mentions Lady Layton games:

If you thought that Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy was a stand-alone thing, you were wrong (though obviously, we don’t know yet how the other Lady Layton game will be connected to that one).

By the way, if you want to send a special message for the 10th Anniversary of the Professor Layton series, you can do so on Twitter using the #lonelylayton hashtag!

Finally, here’s plenty of pictures of the event, courtesy of Dengeki:

Lady Layton: The Millionaire’s Ariadone’s Conspiracy (3DS) will be released this Spring in Japan, and at a later date in Europe and North America.



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