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Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)

A puzzling crossover to be solved

It's no surprise that the announcement of Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney back in 2012 in Japan caused quite a buzz among keen Nintendo portable gamers. The two franchises typify much of what made the DS a phenomenal success — even if Ace Attorney had its beginnings on Game Boy Advance — by...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - The Azran Legacy Solves The Professor's Last Puzzle

12 Days of Christmas - The Azran Legacy Solves The Professor's Last Puzzle

We hope the franchise will find a solution

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is already out in Europe and arrives in North America on 28th February; for some the end is still to come while others have already closed their 3DS lid — or hit a button on the 2DS — with a regretful sigh. Level-5 may have kept the door open for the series to...

News: Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Bringing Courtroom Drama To Europe On 28th March 2014

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Bringing Courtroom Drama To Europe On 28th March 2014

We won't object to this news

It's not that long since Nintendo confirmed that Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was getting localised for release in North America and Europe in "early 2014". During today's action-packed Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata brought European 3DS owners the good news that the game's arrival date...

Video: This Charming Professor Layton Advert Sets the Scene

This Charming Professor Layton Advert Sets the Scene

A gentleman's farewell

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is, unless Level-5 changes its mind, the last of this particular series; the Layton name will continue, but not in the same form or branding with everyone's favourite puzzle-solving, tea-drinking Archaeology Professor. Six games across two systems is a strong run, admittedly, but...

News: Pre-Order Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy From GAME And Receive A Lovely Leather Card Wallet

Pre-Order Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy From GAME And Receive A Lovely Leather Card Wallet

UK players will have the perfect place to store their cards

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will be landing in Europe on 8th November in both retailers and on the 3DS eShop. To celebrate its big launch, GAME is offering a special gift to those who pre-order the last iteration of the current trilogy. Those who reserve a copy at the UK retailer...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Heading Down Under in November

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Heading Down Under in November

Will arrive a day later than Europe

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is scheduled to arrive on next month in Europe, while North America will be able to embark on the adventure at some point in 2014. Being a PAL region, it was never really in doubt gamers in Australia and New Zealand would receive the highly anticipated puzzler at around the...

Movie Review: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

A true gentleman never disappoints his fans

Puzzle 001: How do you adapt a best-selling puzzle series for the big screen? The answer? Bring the puzzles along for the ride. For most movies, shoehorning in memorable gameplay elements hasn't always worked out as planned — the first-person shooting segment from Doom was lampooned by many viewers,...

News: Professor Layton Puzzles His Way To Seventh Place in UK Charts

Professor Layton Puzzles His Way To Seventh Place in UK Charts

Anything but puzzling

According to UKIE's video games chart information for last week, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask has debuted in seventh place in the UK. The game, which is the fifth title in the beloved Professor Layton series, was released last Friday (26th October) in Europe, and has been warmly received by critics. While seventh...

News: Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Cruz control

Movie star, Oscar winner and one-time moustache-wearer Penélope Cruz has returned for another stint at Nintendo advertising, this time turning her considerable talents to Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. During a break in filming, Ms Cruz and her sister Monica are playing the latest entry in Level 5's puzzle series. Penélope...

News: Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Yet another Level-5 trailer

Today Level-5 has most definitely been leading the pack at Tokyo Game Show, showing off all its upcoming 3DS titles and wowing the crowds with gorgeous new trailers. Earlier today we reported the newly released trailers of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Fantasy Life, and now we bring you the brand new trailer for...

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

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

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,...

E3 2010: Two New Professor Layton Mysteries On the Way

Two New Professor Layton Mysteries On the Way

One for DS and one for 3DS from Level 5 (updated with trailer)

The first Professor Layton was a huge crossover hit all over the world, bringing non-gamers to the DS in droves, enchanted by its blend of puzzle and adventure in a rather whimsical shell. Last year's Pandora's Box was every bit as good, and now the saga continues with two more mysteries...

News: Manga to Release Professor Layton Film in the UK

Manga to Release Professor Layton Film in the UK

Perhaps the Professor can crack the code for a good game movie

The only thing worse than a video game based on a movie is a movie based on a video game, right? Sure, some are so bad they're good, but in our opinion, there really hasn't been a true high-quality game-to-film adaptation to date. Perhaps, though, just perhaps, someone may have solved the cinematic adaptation puzzle. Professor Layton,..

News: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Launch Trailer

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Launch Trailer

Nintendo releases the official launch trailer for their brand new DS release.

Well Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box has just recently hit store shelves in North America and to celebrate Nintendo has released a brand new Launch Trailer for you to check out. Puzzle master Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, have stumbled upon another mystery. It’s up to them to navigate their way..