Lady Layton was announced at Level-5’s Vision livestream yesterday, and the company has just confirmed that the game will be coming to western territories as well.
The game is a continuation of the Layton series of puzzle games, and features a new female protagonist: Lady Layton, the daughter of Professor Hershel Layton. The Japanese voice actors were also revealed in the game’s debut trailer. Level-5 has announced, via Gematsu, that the game will be getting a western release next year, and also revealed the impressive sales for the series.
‘As one of Level-5’s masterpieces, the Professor Layton series of puzzle adventure games has sold more than 15.5 million units worldwide to date. Its newest official sequel, Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy — available on Nintendo 3DS/Android/iOS — was announced to be released in Spring 2017 in Japan.
Not only will the main character switch from “Professor Layton” (Hershel Layton) to “Kat” (Katrielle Layton), many of its characters will be brand new. The story will focus less on dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases observed in the everyday lives of Londoners, which will bring a faster tempo and more comical tone to the series. It will be more familiar — and funnier — than ever, while maintaining an adventurous quality. The creators of the puzzles and brain-teasers, the core element of the series, will also be new.
Please look forward to the new Professor Layton series, targeting a Western release in 2017.’