Layton’s Mystery Journey developer Level-5 explains why the game has a female protagonist. Unlike previous games in the Layton series, which starred Professor Hershel Layton, the new game will focus on his daughter Katrielle.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy is one of the games with female protagonists that were are most looking forward to in 2017.
Layton’s Mystery Journey Features ‘Everyday Cases’
Speaking to GameSpot, Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Kino explained that the “core of the story” and the “defining characteristic” of the Professor Layton games is that the character would “solves mysteries to tackle a bigger mystery.”
But making Katrielle Layton the star of Layton’s Mystery Journey the team is “able to create a more everyday kind of mystery that people might actually run across.” Kino also explains that this series offers “a young, vibrant atmosphere, which we thought would bring in a more interesting, new story for all the fans out there.”
These could be good news for those looking for a more light-hearted fare, especially as Level-5 has already stated that the game’s female protagonist will usher in a more ‘fun’ vibe. For total newcomers who may be playing the game on smartphones, as their first taste of the Layton game franchise, this will also be a not-so-serious introduction to this world of sleuthing and talking dogs.
Though it should be noted that Layton’s Mystery Journey may still offer a nice little throwback for those who have stuck with the series for some time. Kino suggested that Professor Layton himself “will probably appear a little bit in these series too.”
The game may also touch upon the mystery of whether Katrielle Layton is really the professor’s daughter or not. It’s unclear whether Professor Layton’s cameos will help to shed more light on that or if the new female lead will have to go it alone on the quest to uncover her parentage. Though fans will no doubt enjoy themselves solving that as well as the other, everyday cases that the game has in store.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy will be released worldwide on July 20 for iOS and Android. The game will be released in the west this fall for Nintendo 3DS.
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