The first developer diary for Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights introduces the characters, the story, and shows a lot of footage from cutscenes. It also does nothing to dispel the constant, prevalent comparisons with the Professor Layton series.

If you want us to be able to talk about anything else, Konami, you have got to show us more of the actual game, which looks legitimately different. Until then, we can only comment on what we see ... and what we see is French Layton.

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