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E3 trailers roll on Professor Layton prequel and Doctor Lautrec

Adventure games -- or puzzle games with light adventure elements, at least -- continue to be well-represented on Nintendo's handhelds, as two new trailers out of E3 will attest. One of them is for Konami's 3DS offering Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights. The better news is that the second is for the previously unannounced Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

[game=]Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights[/game]

This isn't the first we've seen of unorthodox archaeologist Jean-Pierre Lautrec in advance of his debut adventure, but the new trailer highlights more of the sights, sounds, and huge array of puzzles in 19th century Paris. Lautrec and his assistant Sophie are continually in search of "living treasures" beneath the city, and after stumbling upon an old, mysterious map, now the pair begin a hunt for the riches of Loius XIV.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

A new Professor Layton mystery is always big news for adventure gamers, though it was only quietly unveiled at E3 with the first batch of screenshots and a video teaser. Although the fourth game in the series to be localized into English, Professor Layton and the Last Specter is actual a prequel to the previous games. No details have yet been revealed about the plot of the new game, but the trailer features some intriguing glimpses of the troubles facing the top-hatted puzzle-solver and a very young assistant Luke.

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About Layton vs Ace Attorney: I think the Japanese version is due this year, but sadly it has not been confirmed whether there will be an English version at all. And even if one is coming, it will likely be at least half a year after the Japanese one.

Jun 19, 2011

They both sound interesting. But I thought the next Layton game will be Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney? Or is that release still far away then? I just can’t wait for it

Jun 18, 2011

There’s already a Professor Layton in production for 3DS. It’s The Mask of Miracle. So there are now two on the way. And no, this is the first Lautrec game. I meant that we’ve seen him in trailers for this game before.

Jun 9, 2011

WOW just WOW !! Was hoping any new Professor Layton to be 3d Frown

When u say “This isn’t the first we’ve seen of unorthodox archaeologist Jean-Pierre Lautrec” are there any past games of this series? if so please let me know.

I wish 3ds had bigger screen to enjoy these kinda games, like a xxxl screen Tongue

Jun 9, 2011
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