Smells like evil spirit
By this point, most of our readers already know if they will like a Professor Layton game long before it's actually released. This is due to the fact that while the specifics of Layton's investigations change, the gameplay remains largely the same. With games such as these, however, that's not a bad thing. The Professor...
About The Game
Professor Layton is Back with a Puzzling Prequel
This fourth installment of the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games.
Three years before the events in the Professor Layton and the Curious Village™ game, Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark, telling him that "a mysterious giant is destroying the town." The professor heads to the town of Misthallery to investigate, and is joined by Emmy, his new assistant.
What is the meaning of all the destruction, and is it related to the village's folklore legend of a "specter"? The unfolding story details how Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, met.
Players move the mysterious story forward by solving a multitude of brain teasers, riddles and conundrums. This game contains more puzzles than any in the series so far.
Free downloadable puzzles will be available weekly after the game's launch
North America only:
Players will unlock a bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton's London Life™ that contains 100 hours of additional content.
In the bonus role-playing game, Professor Layton and characters from the series live in "Little London." Players can customize their characters with special clothing that will help them enter certain areas of the city or perform certain tasks help out the townspeople.