Level-5 is bringing the legendary Layton name to iPods and iPads, but not in a way puzzle fans might expect. Over the weekend, the studio announced it will be dusting off its 2009 DS detective game Mystery Room and rebranding it as a Professor Layton spin-off for iOS devices called Layton Brothers: Mystery Room.
The app will star Professor Layton's son, Alphendi, whose very existence is another mystery altogether. Seriously, Layton has a son? And he's not even the least bit jealous and/or concerned that his dad has been tripping around the world with a 13-year-old sidekick? Where's his top hat?! While we ponder these troubling puzzles, check out the first trailer:
Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is named after the Scotland Yard investigation division where Alphendi and his newbie partner Lucy Creila work. The game will focus more on using detective skills at various crimes scenes rather than solving riddles. Style-wise, however, it looks exactly like a Layton game should, and the pluralized Layton Brothers suggests it is but one in a series of similar titles starring other Layton offspring. Hmm, I guess this means the Professor was a bit of a player, no?
Level-5 has not given a release date for the game, but it has launched an official game site and posted these early images to mull over. So what are you waiting for? Get mulling!
Oct 17, 2011