Professor Layton may eventually be making an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This rumor stems from voice actor Christopher Robin Miller’s IMDB page, which says he’s voiced lines for the professor in the English version of the fighting game. A fan chased Miller down on Twitter to ask whether the info on IMDB was accurate, and he responded in the affirmative. Before we jump to any conclusions, it might be a good idea to wait from an official confirmation from Nintendo or even Professor Layton developer Level-5.
Popular UK retailer GAME is offering a unique bonus for gamers who preorder Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS. The above pictured Professor Layton wallet comes free with the preorder of the new game. The latest Professor Layton adventure will retail at £34.99, but we will have to wait and see if GAME and other companies actually stick to the November 8th street date. Will you be preordering the newest Professor Layton title with GAME? Let us know in the comments.
Level-5 president Akihiro Hino announced at the Japan Expo that he is extremely keen to make a brand new Professor Layton game. Hino says that he was pleased with the last adventure that starred Layton and doesn’t want to see an end to the popular franchise. He concluded that if it is possible for him to create a new game, then he wants it to feature new and exciting challenges for the players.
Following the news of a possible Western localisation for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, Level-5’s CEO Akihiro Hino has said – during the Japan Expo – that if another game were to be made in the Layton series, it would be very different to what we know today. This news has certainly piqued the interest of many Layton fans as Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is – as far as we know – the final instalment in the series to star Professor Layton as the protagonist, and is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS in Europe late 2013, as well as North America in 2014. Here’s what Hino had to say when asked if there would be a new trilogy:
“If a seventh game was to be born one day, it probably won’t be the Layton we know today.”
Level 5 has provided some fresh information for their forthcoming Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is the sixth planned entry in the Professor Layton series and due to be released in Japan on February 28th. Nintendo has yet to confirm a release date for the West, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. Here’s some new details.
- Targent have kidnapped the mysterious young girl, Aria
- Layton has to chase them in the sky by using the Bostonias Airship
- The chase ends with an emergency landing
- Aria disappears at the end of this chase
- This means you’ll have to do some info gathering at the nearby town next to a huge lake
- You’ll meet a squirrel that wants you to figure out which two berries belong to the squirrels, according to their weight
- The town next to the lake is called Cohanbale
- Couga is a quiet, kind-hearted fisherman living in Cohanbale
- Chobi is a young and energetic boy who shows a lot of enthusiasm towards mysteries. He loves to think and is full of riddles regarding the town.
- Sonia is a high-handed girl who likes to act much older. She does her best to be a proper young lady but can be conceited at times, but she never means to do any harm
- The Cohanbale ruins contain key information to the Azran legacies
- This game features Garden Viewing mode that requires you to link the flowering energy of the explosive flowers and bloom all the withering flowers
- Do not provide any poisonous mushrooms any unnecessary energy or else they will spread their spores, which can’t be a good thing
- Blossom all the flowers to clear the stage
To help raise money for Child’s Play, Cody Thomson, 36, is planning to walk across several states in the U.S., including N.C., Tenn., Miss., Ark., Okla., Texas, N.M., Ariz. and Calif. Thomson, a self-proclaimed avid gamer, said to IGN that he is packing his Nintendo 3DS and plans to play Paper Mario, Professor Layton and Fire Emblem at the end of each day. It’s going to take roughly eight months for Thomson to traverse the country, and he will have walked about 3,000 miles once he’s done. Thomson’s lengthy journey begins on March 10th.
“I’ve spent months on the planning. Now I’m a few weeks out from setting off, so it’s a good time to start talking about this and raising some funds for Child’s Play. I’m seeking about $8,000 to fund the costs of the journey and everything else is for the kids. The sky’s the limit. But however much I get, I’m doing this.”
“When I was a kid I had an eye disease and the doctor actually advised that I get a games machine to strengthen my eye muscles. My parents bought me an Atari 2600. I wasn’t hospitalized, but games helped me. They had a beneficial impact. They helped me to see and I think that Child’s Play is wonderful, what they do. Kids in hospital need escapism as much as anybody.”
“I’ve been saving up games. I have Paper Mario, Professor Layton and Fire Emblem planned, so that’s something to look forward to at the end of every day.”