Nintendo of Europe has announced Professor Layton on 3DS will release across the continent in 2012.

Known in Japan as Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle — currently called Professor Layton 5 in Europe — was released with 3DS in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Layton and Luke arrive in the town of Montdol to investigate the titular Mask of Miracle that grants wishes to its wearer. However a ruthless chap is using it to turn villagers into stone, and it's up to the smart pair to put an end to it.

We'll have more details as we get them.