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Level-5 Trademarks Professor Layton and Miracle Mask

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A puzzling reveal possible at E3

It's no secret that Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will eventually be released worldwide. It was a 3DS launch title in Japan, and although we always have to be patient, the puzzle-master with the wonderful hat always makes his way to the West. According to recent reports, that arrival may not be far away.

According to Siliconera, Nintendo has recently filed a trademark for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask in the U.S., which could be the title for the North American release. This isn't the first time that a trademark has appeared just before E3, with the Professor's last two DS titles appearing in this way just prior to a reveal at the LA extravaganza.

Nintendo Europe previously confirmed Professor Layton for 3DS in 2012. It's possible that the PAL release will have a different title to North America, but at the very least it looks like the waiting may be almost over.

[via siliconera.com]

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Kyloctopus

#1

Kyloctopus said:

So I guess we will hear about it in E3, considering we heard all the other games at E3. Hopefully we will also see the professor crossing over with Phoenix Wright.

tat2

#3

tat2 said:

That name sounds terrible and is out of form when compared to the other American names for the series. They have all been Professor Layton and the Adjective Noun.

Olaf-symbiote

#5

Olaf-symbiote said:

I bet Nintendo of Europe will once again over-simplify the already simple title. Probably gonna be something like "Professor Layton and the Magical Mask", or even "Mask of Mysteries.“ Why can't they just keep the sme name?

Oh yeah, I also bet they've removed the 3D in the European version, since releasing an inferior version asap pleases the fans much more than getting the complete game.

Karakato

#7

Karakato said:

Every puzzle has an answer... If you are wondering about PL vs AA, I'd suggest you wait for a TGS announcement. We don't know much about the gameplay aside from the courtroom video given half a year ago.

As for the Mask of Miracles, I'm down for it. More Layton games is always welcome.

DiggerandIndy

#8

DiggerandIndy said:

I gotta catch up on the Professor Layton games. The farthest I've gotten is the Diabolical Box.

Wildvine53

#9

Wildvine53 said:

Excellent! It seems the release schedule of one Layton per year will remain intact.

C-Olimar

#11

C-Olimar said:

Surely Miraculous Mask is better? Still haven't got Spectre's Call yet - I refuse to buy the European version!

Lunapplebloom

#12

Lunapplebloom said:

I like this Layton a year kind of pace. Can't wait to solve this games many puzzles and watch the plot unfold.

FonistofCruxis

#13

FonistofCruxis said:

@Olaf-symbiote I personally think Professor Layton and Pandora's box, the lost future and Spectre's call sound better than Professor Layton and the diabolical box, unwound future and last spectre.

DerpSandwich

#16

DerpSandwich said:

These games are so awesome and popular that I wonder why they don't try to get them out everywhere as fast as possible! If I were them I would have localization start the second the game was done. Can you imagine how much better the 3DS would have sold if we had a Professor Layton game at launch???.

Prof_Clayton

#17

Prof_Clayton said:

As long as its eventually released in the us I'm fine.
Does the name matter? Xenoblade would still be as epic of it was called Monado or something else. So stop complaining that were getting a new game soon >:[

MagicEmperor

#19

MagicEmperor said:

Inferior title aside, I'm excited and relieved. From my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, this series is way more successful in Japan and (especially) Europe. Unless I'm mistaken, the sales have incrementally decreased in America, which got me worried. I'm happy to hear this news, but now I'm waiting for one particular game's localization to be confirmed. The number one reason I got a 3DS in the first place: Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney.

PuzzleMaster7

#21

PuzzleMaster7 said:

Finally! The wait is over. Yesterday on the Hershel Layton Twitter page, I learned that the game would be called Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask in America. Now for a release date.

Henmii

#23

Henmii said:

Yeah, I am pretty sure we will see it at E3! I guess it will be released this year!

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