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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle arrives in November, extensive DLC plan announced

Way back in February, Nintendo released the latest entry in the Professor Layton series, but they sort of forgot to let all of us Westerners know when we could expect the game to drop on our shores.

Today, Nintendo made a step toward correcting that omission with the announcement that Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will be coming to North America in November of this year. They wouldn't specify on the exact date though.

They also dropped a bit of news regarding their plans for downloadable content for the title. Mask of Miracle will be getting one new puzzle every day for a year after the game launch, which is some pretty incredible dedication. Especially considering those puzzles will all be free.

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9 comments

  • Joco84 - June 25, 2012 12:53 a.m.

    All other Layton games have had the free weekly puzzles, post-launch. This isn't anything new.
  • Cyberninja - June 24, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Honestly now that you pointed it out, the genre you are talking about determines if a game is bigger or not now because now some companies will ignore single player for mutliplayer. Also the point I am trying to make is DLC can easily get out of hand which is why I rarely buy it. I am not against it in general like you think for some reason. Wasn't your original point that I am "entitled" since I proved I am not there is no reason to continue your crusade to make everyone love dlc.
  • badgraphix1 - June 22, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    Hasn't every Layton game had DLC like this? I know something along those lines were in Unwound Future (the one I played and enjoyed)
  • crispychicken - June 23, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    All the other Layton games had 1 puzzle every week for around half a year, so there were only really 25 or so puzzles. 365 is a lot more.
  • Cyberninja - June 22, 2012 3 p.m.

    Things like this give me confidence that Nintendo is the only company that doesn't want to screw you over dlc wise.
  • zombi3grim - June 23, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    Yes, because paying for something you want is screwing you over. I mean, you are ENTITLED to everything for free, right?
  • Cyberninja - June 24, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    I have no problem paying for dlc and did you not read the article that shows how ridiculous Sony and Microsoft are willing to let things get: http://www.gamesradar.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-everything-for-your-favourite-games/? Some companies are fine cutting content to sell later, like Capcom even left characters were locked on disc for SFxT just to sell later. I never said anything about being entitled to having stuff for free just that Nintendo won't let things get to the extremes other companies will. I don't know how your small brain made it seem like I thought I was entitled to anything so please fail to troll someone else.
  • zombi3grim - June 24, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    Lol, it aint just you, kid. Its everyone that bitches about DLC. They automatically become game developers and know how the game is made and when the DLC is made just because they read it somewhere on the internet. And we all know if its on the internet, it must be true right? DLC is great. I love it. I know that if I buy a game I have the OPTION (keyword there) to extend it if I want to. I dont know if you were around in the old days, but back then when you got a game, that was it. You beat it, your done. Now you can breath new life into a game whenever you want. People bitch about day one DLC. So dont buy it on day one! Dont buy it if it doesnt intrest you! And before you go into saying "Oh, the old games used to have this stuff already in the core game!" No. No they didnt. The games we get now are ALOT bigger and cost ALOT more to make then the games back in the day. The core game you get with no DLC. BTW, the article you mentioned also includes avatar items, background themes and cosmetic choices. Anything having to do with the game. You can live without a male version and female version avatar suit, cant you? Who fuckin cares if its locked on the disc? Your buying the right to play the game anyway, not the game itself.
  • Hobogonigal - June 25, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    I think Cyberninja was saying that it is ridiculous that we should pay for content to extend our game when that content is made before the game is released. Before DLC, that content would already be on the disc. We have to pay for extra character skins and maps etc. but in the past all that stuff was included. I don't mind if this 'extension content' is made after the game is published because that is a true extension. It is adding to all the work that the developers put in up until the game released. If that content already exists and is locked on the disc, I should not have to pay for it as it is part of the game I have just bought. The only exception to this is pre-order bonus content, that is fine because it rewards people who have shown their dedication to the brand and put forward their money before reviews etc. Your last point makes no real sense to be honest. If I go to the shops and buy a game, I have indeed bought a copy of the game, not just the right to play it. Maybe you have got this mixed up with intellectual property? For example, If I buy a packet of crisps at the shops; them crisps are mine, I have not just bought the rights to eat that packet of crisps. Sure I do not own the copyright for the crisps but that packet sure is mine. I don't expect to get to the bottom of the packet and find some crisps which I must pay additional money for now do I? Similar logic with locked content on disc.

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