Layton’s Mystery Journey for mobile

This week, for the first time, a full-fledged Layton puzzle game will be released on a new platform. And this time the game is not featuring Professor Layton himself, but his daughter Katrielle Layton. The new game is called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. And while it will appear on the 3DS somewhere in 2017 in America and Europe, it’s already available on mobile on July 20. It will be released on Android and iOS worldwide, in various languages too. You can play it in English, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

In the game, Katrielle searches for her father Professor Hershel Layton, accompanied by her talking dog Sherl. Katrielle has been keeping us occupied these past few weeks with online puzzles. Starting June 20, we will get free puzzle fun for three months. Level 5 teamed up with SCRAP to produce 50 puzzles that appear in locations across 10 countries. You may find yourself for instance in Japan, the US, Paris, South Korea or Australia. The Abstraction Contraption will give hints using pictures, and if you happen to live near, you can even locate the puzzles yourself in shops or public squares.

If you want to give the online puzzles a try, you can register here.

Once you register online, you can solve the 50 real-world puzzles, and let me tell you, this is no walk in the park. You really have to get those grey cells moving! Translayton, a chat system featuring automatic translation helps though. It allows people to put their messages in using their own language, and Translayton automatically changes it to the language you are using yourself. I always love it when a gaming company manages to bring us something really new and revolutionary!

Solving the online puzzles gives you tickets for the roulette, in which you can earn 30 items. The ones marked with an asterix can later be transferred to the game, no doubt to be used in one of the mini-games that are always included in a Layton game. Although I love gaming on my 3DS, I don’t think I will wait for that version to arrive. I have a huge size iPhone, which I specifically got last year to play Pokémon Go on, so I think I will go for the mobile version this time. The price is set at $ 15,99, so not too much for a full game.

It would seem that a gentleman never turns down a puzzle, and neither does a lady!


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