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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Minigame Details Are Revealed

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

GAME to offer a leather card wallet with pre-orders

While North America unfortunately has to wait until 2014, Europe has around a month to wait for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, which is set to be the final main adventure starring the puzzle solving gentleman. It's the sixth entry, and long term fans are sure to be left with a little sadness once they close the 3DS at the credits of the final adventure.

According to the details dished out by Nintendo today, however, finishing up with the game is likely to take a fair amount of time, in any case. As is now standard, there'll be a hefty total of over 500 puzzles to take on — a little more than 150 will be in the main storyline, while 365 Daily Puzzles will be available for download from launch day onwards. The company has also revealed details of the minigames that'll be included; in previous entries we've tried to aid overweight hamsters, navigate mazes with robots and more. Below is an excerpt from the press release outlining Dress Up, Nut Roller and Blooms and Shrooms.

In Dress Up, 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.

In 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.

In Blooms and Shrooms, you 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.

There'll also be a Treasure Hunt mode, where you challenge other players via StreetPass to find a variety of items within their game; succeeding will unlock 3D models and "dream sequences" of characters from the series. In the UK, meanwhile, pre-orders with GAME will come with a "genuine leather card wallet embossed with the Professor Layton logo", which sounds nice and snazzy.

What do you think of these minigames based on what we're told? Is the thought of playing the last Professor Layton game in this series too emotional to think about? Share your feelings in the Nintendo Life support group, below.

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User Comments (13)

Dyl_73

#1

Dyl_73 said:

Got bored of these games. I played them all but gave in on the last two after finding them too dull. Sorry, I know plenty of people still love them, but I'm no longer one of them. I won't bother with this one but hope plenty of other people enjoy it.

hamsterfactor

#4

hamsterfactor said:

Didn't like Specter's Call that much, but Miracle Mask is up there with Lost Future as my favorite Layton games, so I'm pretty excited about this one :)

ShanaUnite

#5

ShanaUnite said:

Dont really care anymore for the series. Maybe if it drops in price a bit ill bother with it.

ricklongo

#6

ricklongo said:

Can't wait! Almost makes me forget about the seemingly atrocious new "Layton" series Level 5 unveiled a while ago.

Pokefanmum82

#7

Pokefanmum82 said:

Can't wait for this game. I already have it pre-ordered. I'm not sick of it yet because I've only played Lost Future & Miracle Mask. Plus I love puzzle games.

VoiceOfReason

#8

VoiceOfReason said:

Breathing fast
Will the leather card wallet be in the US, too? WILL THE LEATHER CARD WALLET BE IN THE US? WILL THE LEATHER CARD WALLET BE IN THE US????

Tobias95

#10

Tobias95 said:

I want that leather card, too bad Layton goodies never gets to Norway. Oh well, I can probaly get it on Ebay

RainbowGazelle

#12

RainbowGazelle said:

I've been waiting for this for so long that my excitement has slipped slightly, but I'm sure as soon as I turn on the game I'll be hooked, just like with all the other 5. Shame about us not getting the gold coin or bronze statue that Japan got as bonuses, though.

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