An all new Professor Layton adventure has arrived on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. And this time, the legendary archaeologist and puzzle-solver will go up against one of his most dangerous and mysterious opponents yet.
Following on from previous Professor Layton games, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask once again challenges gamers to a host of new brain teasers. In this game, you can expect 150 such puzzles, plus a whole new set of minigames courtesy of the Professor’s Trunk. If that isn’t enough, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will also have 365 additional Daily Puzzles that will be distributed via the Nintendo Network every day for a year, starting on its October 26th launch date.
Once more, the Professor will be joined by his trusted assistants, Emmy and Luke, and must travel to the carnival city of Monte d’Or to investigate a series of terrible incidents being caused by the mysterious villain known only as the Masked Gentleman. It seems this rogue has been indulging himself in a series of dark miracles that include turning citizens to stone, leaving everyone in a state of terror. Having received a cryptic letter about the incidents from an old childhood friend, Professor Layton will need all his skills as one of the world’s sharpest investigators if he is to help end the chaos being wreaked upon the city.
Fans will most certainly recognise the charming hand-drawn style of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which will be familiar from the previous games in the series. However, using the incredible technology of the Nintendo 3DS and the wonderfully large screen of the Nintendo 3DS XL, these animations will look more powerful than ever. Not only does the 3D allow the story elements of the game to be realised with greater depth, but it also means players get a more visually exciting way to engage with each of the many puzzles and minigames.
With a range of fabulous games having just been launched for both these consoles, including New Super Mario Bros.2 and New Art Academy, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask looks set to be just one of a number of much sought after Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL exclusives this Christmas, so why not order your copy today!
By Gerald Lynch | November 1st, 2012