Since 2007’s Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Professor Hershel Layton has been solving puzzles and mysteries alongside his apprentice Luke Triton. Over 15 million copies of Professor Layton games have been sold but for the next adventure in the hugely popular Level-5-developed franchise, the professor will be sitting it out.
Taking over investigating duties instead if Professor Layton’s daughter, Lady Layton. Level-5 has now announced that Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy will arrive next year with Katrielle Layton at the helm. Find out more after the break.
Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy Trailer via LEVEL5ch
Lady Layton Stars in New Professor Layton Game
While the new game in the Layton franchises drops Professor Layton for Lady Layton, the lead character isn’t the only thing that fans can expect to change in the upcoming game. Describing what players can expect from Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy, Level-5 says:
“The story will focus less on dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases observed in the everyday lives of Londoners, which will bring a faster tempo and more comical tone to the series. It will be more familiar – and funnier – than ever, while maintaining an adventurous quality.”
Level-5 plans to release Lady Layton on 3DS, Android and iOS in Japan in spring 2017. That may be disappointing to those in the west looking forward to more Layton puzzling but it gives Level-5 plenty of time to prove that this new direction for the series (the humour, not a female protagonist, obvs.) is the right decision.
Moreover, there are rumours that the game could be released on the Nintendo NX. Level-5 previously revealed that Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy (known as Layton 7 back then) could come to Wii U, but with Nintendo planning to release the NX in March 2017, it’s no wonder why some are hopeful that the new Layton title will be released on Nintendo’s upcoming system.
Are you a big fan of the Professor Layton games? Do you think that the series’ new, comical direction is a good thing? Leave a comment and let us know.