November 8th is the date to mark in your calendar’s as Professor Layton is back on the Nintendo 3DS with Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
Players will make their way way onto a new adventure with the Professor and his plucky assistants Luke and Emmy, and travel by airship to the frozen landscape of Froenborg in the first step to unravelling the mystery of the ancient Azran civilisation. The journey might start off somewhere icy but there’s plenty to keep your brain supple, with a new collection of over 500 riddles, brain-teasers and interactive puzzles to solve; these are made up of over 150 puzzles unlocked during the course of the game and over 365 available for download as Daily Puzzles every day from launch until the following year.
This is a great chance for newcomers to get to grips with the Professor Layton series and take control in an an action-packed story and addictive logic-puzzle-based gameplay. For fans who’ve enjoyed the series that’s now spanned six games, this marks the Professor’s final investigation and takes place straight after Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, so be prepared for plenty of twists in the story and revelations on Professor Layton’s past and future.
The story sees the trio receive a letter from a famed archaeologist, describing his discovery of a “living mummy”, this turns out to be a girl encased in ice, a living remnant of the ancient Azran civilisation – the very one that Professor Layton has been seeking to understand since his youth. Our heroes are able to free the girl from the ice, but before they can learn anything, the sinister Targent organisation turn up and kidnap her. It’s up to Professor Layton to save the girl and unravel the secrets of the Azran legacy before Targent… This final tale concludes the prequel story arc that began with Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call and links the story back to Professor Layton and the Curious Village, the very first game in the series.
There are also 3 mini games to enjoy which include:
- Dress Up – Players will play fashion consultant to an assortment of colourful characters you meet on your travels. Mix and match the items you find to create the perfect outfit for each character. Aim to create the perfect combination to match each character’s style requirements to succeed.
- Nut Roller – take control of a squirrel who needs to manoeuvre her delicious walnut into a goal on an obstacle course. Roll rocks and acorns around the courses to take out obstacles and to push the walnut towards the goal. Help the squirrel build up a stash of walnuts, and she might help you find the hint coins that are hidden all over the world.
- Blooms and Shrooms – Players will tend to a flower garden with a difference, one that is filled with surprising flora including Burst Flowers which release light that cause trees to bloom and also unfortunately poisonous mushrooms. Deftly plant flowers in specific positions to avoid the noxious shrooms and fill the garden with beautiful blooms to win.
Treasure mode is also a new addition to the series hich allows you to share challenges with other players of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy via StreetPass encounters. During your adventure you will be able to collect up to 100 objects, which you can challenge others to locate within their own games via StreetPass. This blend of memory and exploration also rewards fellow Professor Layton fans with prizes, such as 3D objects to decorate your airship with or hotel tickets that reveal special dream sequences with fan-favourite characters of past games.
Also, those who order from GAME will also receive a genuine leather card wallet embossed with the Professor Layton logo, to display your affiliation with the puzzle-solving archaeologist.
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