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Remember Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights this summer

Watch out, Professor Layton! There's a new puzzle-solver coming to town, and he's arriving in 3D.

With the Nintendo 3DS nearly upon us, we're going to need games to play on it, and the adventure genre looks to be well represented. Among the first arrivals will be Konami's Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, a puzzle-based adventure starring the eponymous archeologist Jean-Pierre Lautrec. Lautrec is a treasure hunter in 19th century Paris, and "upon stumbling on an old and mysterious map, Dr. Lautrec and his assistant, Sophie, traverse the peaks and valleys of old world Paris in search of hidden treasures and jewels that are believed to be those of Louis XIV, one of the most storied dynasties ever to rule."

Along with a "hours of puzzles and exploration with a rich cast of supporting characters on hand to both assist and hinder Lautrec's quest", this game aims to make full use of the unique 3DS capabilities, as Konami is promising to "add 3D solutions to key puzzles, including the ability to scrutinize located objects from all directions, or zoom in to highlight a piece of scenery that matches something on the map."

There is no firm release date planned just yet, but Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is expected to launch some time this summer. In the meantime, be sure to drop by the official website for more information.

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