The Professor Layton series continues to delight gamers with its charming blend of mystery, adventure and puzzle solving. Thankfully Level-5 seems committed to expanding the franchise, recently announcing that a sixth entry in the series is in development.
“Professor Layton Chobunmei to A no Isan” (Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization ‘A’) was revealed by Level-5’s CEO Akihiro Hino during the latest Nintendo Direct video broadcast. The game is set for a 2013 launch in Japan and is being developed for the 3DS. According to Hino this will be the “final adventure of Hershel Layton”, perhaps indicating that another character from the series will take centre stage in future instalments.
Here’s a first look at the game which confirms the return of protagonists Luke Triton and Emmy Altava, as well as the graphical style of the imminent 3DS release Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask: