The recent Nintendo Direct brought back to the forefront several cult licenses of Level-5of which Professor Layton. Yes, the detective is a long way from retirement and the spin off The Layton Adventure: Katrielle and the Millionaire Conspiracy will therefore not give rise to a sequel with his niece for the moment. Despite the death of Akira Tago, who was behind the puzzles of the hexalogy originally published on DS and 3DS, we will therefore be entitled to a Professor Layton and The New World of Steam on Switch, where Hershel Layton And Luke Tritton will resume service. The only certainty so far was the presence of our heroes and this city with a slightly steampunk. THE Level-5 Vision 2023 was therefore expected at the turn to learn more about him.
Although the trailer still shows little, it allows to reintroduce Luke, who a year after the events of the 3rd episode The Lost Destiny (the following games being prequels) invites his mentor to America in the city of Steam Bison where steam engine technology has developed considerably, surpassing what is done in London in the gaming universe. There, Luke made a name for himself by solving cases, calling himself “detective” while layton will be a perfect stranger to the locals. And if he calls on his friend, it’s to help him solve a mysterious incident. In terms of game mechanics, we just know that solving puzzles will develop the city.
Finally, if Yo Oizumi resumes in Japanese his role of Professor Layton, Luke will this time be doubled by Mio Imada. As for the puzzles, Level-5 called the group QuizKnockspecializing in this field.
Waiting for this Professor Layton and the New Steam Worldwhich will be the French name of the game, The Layton Adventure: Katrielle and the Millionaire Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition is sold €34.99 on Amazon.