Tag Archives: professor layton
Thu, Jun 17, 2010 | 00:41 BST
Level 5′s fifth Professor Layton game has been announced as a 3DS title.
Fri, May 21, 2010 | 17:14 BST
Level 5 has registered a trademark for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.
Wed, Apr 07, 2010 | 10:14 BST
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 | 18:39 GMT
Level-5 has announced that a new Professor Layton game is in the works and it’s called The Mask of Miracles.
It’s due next fall in Japan, and is part two in the latest trilogy, following the events in The Specter’s Flute which took place three years before The Curious Village.
While this is great news for Layton aficionados, all it does is make us a very sad panda because the second game was just released this year outside of Japan.
Come on with it.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 18:01 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has told Official Nintendo Magazine that the firm has no plans to release Professor Layton on Wii, despite the success of the franchise.
“This trilogy comes to a conclusion with Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel, but we will be releasing the first title of the new trilogy, Professor Layton and the Flute of Malevolent Destiny in Japan,” he said.
“We currently have no plans for a Wii release.”
As long as there’s more for DS, fans of the series will be happy, we reckon.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 20:25 BST
Level 5 president and CEO, Akihiro Hino, has explained to Wired why it takes so long for Professor Layton games to make it outside of Japan.
Not only do puzzle differences with Japanese linguistics or customs need to be substituted, but some graphical elements need a bit of tweaking as well.
“Like any game localization, it takes time and manpower to update a Professor Layton title, especially the puzzles and any graphical elements that need adjustment,” said Hino. “We all try to carefully manage this process so that there is not such a long gap between releases.
“Of course, we also want to let each title have time to perform on the market before releasing the next game.
There ya go.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 18:41 BST
Level-5 has revealed during its Vision Conference that Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute will contain a bonus game created by Brownie Brown called London Life.
The fourth game in the series is set to be released in Japan on November 26, and the extra bit of fun is more RPG based, and revolves around making people happy.
It was announced for the cell-phone download service ROID, but surely Level-5 will reveal soon that it’s for the DS version as well. Hopefully at least by the time it leaves Japan anyway.
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box landed on US shores yesterday.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 09:20 BST
Level-5 president Akihiro Hino has told Nikkei Trendy that current adoption rates of PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 pose a problem for modern third-parties.
“There isn’t a clear winning system,” said the Professor Layton creator. “This is a problem for a company like mine.”
Level 5 believes that games created for only one system won’t sell as well – plus developers who focus on 360 and PS3 are more concerned over HD format than the consumer.
“This is why the Wii has sold better than the other two platforms,” he added. “It’s a truly difficult era.”
When you factor in handheld adoption rates, said the exec, DS blows all others out of the water.
“As a publisher, we can’t just not develop for consoles,” he added.
“We considered quite a bit and have now pretty much decided on the direction that should be taken. We were able to make many popular series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, and Ni no Kuni.
“We will use such series as weapons to evolve our console business.”
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 | 07:34 GMT
According to this IGN report, a feature-length movie of Professor Layton’s in the works and planned for a 2010 release in Japan.
Titled Professor Layton The First Movie – points if you can spot parallels with any other Nintendo handheld franchises – the film will feature the same voice cast as the game, with Yo Oizumi as Layton and Maki Horikita as Ruke.
More through there.