Professor Layton

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Name: Professor Layton (レイトン教授 Reiton-kyōju)
Abbreviation(s): PL
Prof. Layton
Creator: Level-5 / Nintendo
Date(s): February 15, 2007 (Curious Village)
November 29, 2007 (Diabolical Box)
November 27, 2008 (Unwound Future)
November 26, 2009 (Last Specter)
December 19, 2009(Eternal Diva, movie)
February 11, 2011 (Miracle Mask)
February 28, 2013 (Azran Legacy)
September 9, 2013 (Layton Brothers: Mystery Room)
July 20, 2017(Layton’s Mystery Journey)
April 18, 2018–March 31, 2019(Layton Mystery Detective Agency anime)
Medium: video games (Nintendo DS), animated film, anime
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Official Site (Japanese)
Official Site (English)
Professor Layton Wiki
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Professor Layton is a video game series for the Nintendo DS and 3DS. As of 2018, there are six games in the series, one crossover game with Ace Attorney, and two sequel spin-off games starring Layton's children, Alfendi (Layton Brothers: Mystery Room) and Katrielle (Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy, with this game having an anime adaptation expanding from it).

Original Trilogy (2007-2010)

Prequel Trilogy (2011-2013)

  • When Spectres' Call and the Eternal Diva were released, and Miracle Mask announced, the original planning of the prequel trilogy included the possibility a second movie before Azran Legacy. This movie was never mentioned again but because of Youtube channel Picarats there's still unfounded rumours in the fandom about a movie called "The Towering Silence" that has never existed. Nothing officialy released by Level-5 had ever that name.

Hiatus (2014-2017)

  • Layton 7 was announced by Level-5 and basically rejected by the fans as it was a casual gacha style game that in the early version had nothing of Layton except the title. Later versions had Layton characters in but fans were not convinced.
  • Online petitions to bring Layton back adressed to Level-5 started to appear. One of the most important was the one made by '牧 -Maki-', originally named "Give us a new series of Professor Layton!", then changed to "Let's support Professor Layton Series" after LEVEL-5 VISION 2016, which achieved 1.735 signs. [1]
  • As Layton content was scarce, people started playing Layton Brothers: Mystery Room more, which had been originally overshadowed by Azran Legacy and the Ace Attorney crossover.

2017 Revival

  • Layton World: Real Puzzle Solving
  • Layton's Mystery Journey
  • Layton Mystery Detective Agency


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