Western mobile gamers who are up for some sleuthing rejoice: Professor Layton and the Curious Village is now available in HD on mobile platforms, complete with all of its head scratching puzzles and riddles.
Announced by developer Level-5 on Sept. 25, the new port offers all of the charm and quirks of the first game touched up with an HD sheen, ensuring players can get the most out of the title which kicked off the popular puzzle and mystery game franchise. As with the original, the story sees Professor Layton and his protege, Luke, on their way to the manor of a deceased baron. In his will, it is revealed that he has hidden the Golden Apple, a treasure of untold worth, somewhere in his home village, and the person who finds it will receive the entirety of his fortune. As such, Professor Layton and Luke set out to uncover the location of the Apple, as well as the baron’s reason for creating such a challenge in the first place.
A trailer for the mobile port can be viewed below.
Originally released Feb. 15, 2007 for the Nintendo DS, Professor Layton and the Curious Village was the first entry in the Professor Layton series. It was met favorably by critics and fans, and helped to kick off the puzzle game franchise that now has nine entries. It’s most recent entry, Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, saw the series shift to a new protagonist while still retaining its usual charm and creative wit.
Professor Layton and the Curious village can be downloaded on iPhone via the App Store or on Android via Google Play for $9.99 USD. For more on the series, check out the past announcement that Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy would see a port to the Nintendo Switch in Japan.