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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle to get Daily New Puzzles

Posted by Trevor Chan

Level-5 really is outdoing itself

Fans of the Professor Layton series should by now be familiar with Level-5's commitment to providing post-release content in the form of new puzzles, and the upcoming 3DS instalment isn't about to break that habit.

Previous games in the franchise have provided new puzzles which could be downloaded on a weekly basis, lasting for up to dozens of weeks. According to Japanese retailer, AmiAmi, Level-5 will be doing more of the same, but on a more frequent basis. The product page mentions that Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will have new puzzles to download on a daily basis ― get this ― for an entire year after its launch. 365 puzzles is a whole lot of love, no?

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will be one of eight launch titles when the 3DS gets its Japanese release on 26th February.

[via siliconera.com]

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Linkstrikesback

#2

Linkstrikesback said:

I wonder if these are going to be "daily puzzles" like any DS DLC, where they're already on the card and you're just unlocking them, or if it'll legitimately be new content. Hmm

WiiLovePeace

#3

WiiLovePeace said:

What if I don't buy the game until a year after it's launch? How will I get the puzzles then? Can anyone who has played the Professor Layton games explain that to me?

eviLaTtenDant

#4

eviLaTtenDant said:

Great. As much as Nintendo sometimes makes decisions no one understands they are really making progress with optional content. (WarioWare DIY, Picross 3D and Mario Kart Wii come to mind too).

@WiiLovePeace:
As far as i know you can still unlock all of the additional puzzles of the Layton games by going online. I don't think they will put a time limit on that in the near future.

Aviator

#5

Aviator said:

@WLP They keep the puzzles up to download at any time, so if you buy it a year after release you'll get all 365 puzzles at once.

pikku

#6

pikku said:

That is awesome. I guess I'd better pick up the three DS titles before ther 3DS comes out, then O_O

suburban_sensei

#7

suburban_sensei said:

This Prof. Layton title and Prof. Layton vs Pheonix Wright are the main reasons I am kind of bummed I am not buying a 3DS at launch (or maybe even this year.) I just hope by the time I buy one I can still find the games, because I have never been hooked on a series the way I am hooked on Layton games.

Birthday_Boy

#8

Birthday_Boy said:

I've seen the trailer many times, doesn't it say that here. (Or did I hear this at Level 5's Conference)

FantasiaWHT

#9

FantasiaWHT said:

While I like Layton games, the formula is getting pretty repetitive :( 3 games and not a single major change in the formula. I hope they start doing some different things.

pikku

#10

pikku said:

I also need to play the Phoenix Wright games before the PW/PL crossover comes out. :O
man, am I behind >.>

Objection

#12

Objection said:

Cool, I like the increase in support there. Now if only this was actually coming out soon (for us.)

HappyHappy

#13

HappyHappy said:

Wow! 365 additional puzzles along with the puzzles included with the game that's a whole lot of puzzles. I think I can feel my head hurting from the brain teasers already.

Punny

#14

Punny said:

Hurray for a puzzle a day! This should keep the ol' gray matter busy! :)

LuWiiGi

#15

LuWiiGi said:

Niiice. Looking forward to Mask of Miracle, especially as it seems very different fro, the other Layton games.

EdEN

#16

EdEN said:

Mmm, will you be able to download ALL 365 puzzle to cartridge or is it more of a revolving "10 puzzles at a time" scenario? 365 puzzle would mean that a lot of in cartridge memory would have to be set aside for all of that content. Still, happy that one way or another this extra content is free. Great way to make people keep their game for an extra year!

J-Forest-Esq

#17

J-Forest-Esq said:

They're going to have a lot on their PLATE what with all these puzzles and games they're DISHING out...

rhythmheavenfan

#20

rhythmheavenfan said:

Does anybody know if they are still giving out weekly puzzles for the Unwound Future? I just got the game a couple months ago and I haven't tried downloading any weekly puzzles yet.

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