On October 17 2011, Professor Layton and the Last Specter launched, marking an exciting new chapter in the growing franchise. Featuring a new prequel storyline that will let players help the Professor solve his very first case, Professor Layton and the Last Specter contains more puzzles than any installment to date. There will also be a new role playing game included called Professor Layton’s London Life that will allow fans and newcomers alike to experience the Professor Layton universe like never before.
In Professor Layton and the Last Specter, distinguished scholar Hershel Layton is just budding as a world famous detective and master sleuth. After receiving a letter from an old friend, the professor is drawn to a rural town called Misthallery that is said to be haunted by a late night specter. Players will progress through the story by solving a wide variety of logic, slide, picture, number and language puzzles. They will also encounter Layton’s know-it-all assistant Emmy Altava, and witness his first meeting with his soon to be apprentice Luke Triton. The game’s many puzzles will constantly be intertwining with the story in clever ways, and should be suitable for all skill levels. Starting October 23, Nintendo will make additional puzzles available for download for players who can connect their DS to the internet via a Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
“The huge variety of puzzles in Professor Layton and the Last Specter make it not only entertaining but also a terrific value,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With a bonus role-playing game that takes the experience even deeper, players can get to know Professor Layton and his universe in a fun, interactive way.”
In the Professor Layton’s London Life role-playing game that is included with every Professor Layton and the Last Specter card, players can experience life in Little London and meet up with many of the strange and silly characters from previous Professor Layton games. With more than 100 hours of game play and an additional storyline to complete, players can customize their appearance and surroundings, work odd jobs and work to collect clues in the effort of learning the mysterious origins of a strange fairy. Professor Layton’s London Life does not require players to play through the main game first and can be played at any time.