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Professor Layton has become one of my favorite series over the course of five games, but I never think of it as such until another one drops in my lap. The same low-key quality that makes each game such a relaxing, rejuvenating bit of comfort food also makes it easy to forget when one isn't in my D...

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October 29, 2012 at 1:00PM
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Along with a sudden influx of 3DS release dates, Nintendo quietly sneaked out new trailers for some of the newly dated – and newly announced – games. Above, experience the intrigue and drama of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. After the break, feel the appropriate emotions as you...

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The next chapter in super sleuth Professor Layton's life debuts on the 3DS later this year. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will launch on the 3DS in November. And to support the game following launch, Nintendo will release one downloadable puzzle every day, for a full year. These puzzles wil...

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The Professor Layton titles traditionally take their sweet time heading across the continent from Japan to the EU, and the series' first 3DS entry, called Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle in Japan, is no exception. It arrived in the land of the Rising Sun last February, and hasn't been rele...

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Why does Level-5 continue making Professor Layton games? It's a mystery unworthy of even the apprentice puzzle-detective Luke Triton: they sell in large quantities. Giving an indication of how healthy those sales are, Level-5 announced that it has shipped 11.47 million copies worldwide of the four D...

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With millions of copies sold, Level-5's Professor Layton franchise is an unquestionable hit. Already, the property has spawned one feature-length film, and is expanding to its fifth game in Japan. (The Unwound Future, which was released two weeks ago in America, is the third game in the series.) Wh...

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Überpopular German tabloid Bild has put its money on "November 11" as the day the 3DS will launch in Japan. The paper also pegs the European launch for next spring, as anticipated, and prices the system at an estimated €200 ($270). Nintendo of Japan is scheduled to announce the official da...

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Of all the demos Nintendo showed for the 3DS, most were non-interactive video displays with "Please enjoy the 3D video" on the bottom screen. This group includes Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Dead or Alive, Resident Evil, and more. But a few were games. I played most of the games available at Ninten...

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