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Professor Layton gets a curious trailer

With its February release fast approaching, Professor Layton and the Curious Village hasn't received a lot of publicity so far. Now, however, players can catch a glimpse of the puzzle-heavy DS adventure in a brand new trailer.

In Professor Layton, players join the scholar and his young apprentice Luke as they arrive in the village of St. Mystere, where townsfolk "greet each other with rebuses, lock their doors with sliding puzzles, and hide their secrets within brainteasers." They are there at the request of a deceased Baron's family to search for a treasure hidden by a series of cunning puzzles. Interrupting their search, however, is a suspicious death in the Baron's family, so the pair will need to sleuth their way through two mysteries in order to uncover the full truth.

The video shows off some of the game's distinctive hand-drawn art, and offers a few examples of the sorts of puzzles to be expected, demonstrating the use of the touch screen in solving them.

The trailer can be streamed or downloaded from GameTrailers.

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