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Oh, how we adore you, Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Not only are you one of the most distinguished DS games of the year so far, but you're also proving a rich source of inspiration for webcomic artists everywhere. Penny Arcade's take on the Professor's adventure set our ROFLcopter in ...

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Having recently wrapped up Professor Layton and the Curious Village, we've been left with nothing to do but curl up and gently rock ourselves in the corners of our bedrooms, pausing only to twitch or shake, and refusing to eat. We just can't hide it: we miss Professor Layton and its puzzley delights...

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If our incessant bleating about the greatness of Professor Layton and the Curious Village hasn't already caused you to crack and buy the game, then we're hoping these videos might be the final straw. Featuring the first four puzzles from the game (conundrums that range from easy to fairly ...

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This week's releases had some high-profile games on offer for those of us in North America, most notably Professor Layton and the Curious Village and Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night. Now, we don't have to tell you the appeal of these games (actually, we already have), so we'll just get down to ...

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Square Enix and Level-5 have both previously been reticent about Dragon Quest IX, showing little and saying even less. In fact, the last we heard anything about a possible release period was back in August when it was delayed until 2008, except for Yoichi Wada's assurance of the game's progress. ...

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For the four people who don't check Penny Arcade three times a week: today's installment of the webcomic is about Professor Layton. Specifically, the tendency of pretty much everyone in the game world to have a pressing puzzle need that you must address before they are willing to have basically anyt...

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Whatever your opinion about social networking sites, one thing's for sure: they're hella popular. Somebody at Nintendo has clearly clocked onto this, because Professor Layton and the Curious Village now has its own Facebook page, along with screenshots, wallpapers, a trailer, and 220 friends at t...

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We've been excited about Professor Layton and the Curious Village for some time now. With every new screenshot and video released, that excitement quickly grew into obsession, and then infatuation. Last Saturday night, we were barely able to sleep, scrunching our eyes tight shut whenever our mums...

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Click image to enlarge Those that attended the launch party at the Nintendo World Store celebrating the release of Professor Layton and the Curious Village will likely find nothing of interest here. Actually, we're fairly certain you're playing the game right now, ignoring our blog posts in order ...

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Of course the biggest news this week for the U.S. is Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Not only was it a hit in Japan, but it's a Nintendo-published game, and that always means news. Many of you are probably getting your Layt on right now. In case you aren't into Layton or are just curious ...

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Good news if you've already completed Professor Layton and the Curious Village: you're really good at puzzles. More good news for you: even though the game's been (officially) out for a day, new content is already waiting for you on Nintendo's servers. Nintendo is already making good on the downlo...

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Game | Life is reporting that the last page of the instruction manual for Professor Layton and the Curious Village, a game we're sure will hit American shores with the force of a malnourished hummingbird, reveals that the sequel (which is already available in Japan) will eventually head to the stat...

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Even though Professor Layton and the Curious Village is only sort of out (as in it is just now officially coming out, but some people already shuffled on down to Wal-Mart and picked it up), a fairly official statement has already been made confirming the sequel. That's one major riddle solved! The...

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It's a sad day for the DS in Japan. As Media Create's hardware figures from last week were released, we found out that not only the Wii topped the DS (like the week before), but also the PSP managed to overtake the dual-screened handheld. Hardware: Wii: 94,473 PSP: 72,528 Nintendo DS: 67,47...

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Once the preserve of circus masters, Lord Snooty from The Beano, and Mandrake the Magician, the trusty top hat has now been adopted by another group: Nintendo DS game reviewers. This glitzy top hat, modeled after Professor Layton's own, was a freebie that came with Kombo's review copy of Professo...

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We're guessing that YouTuber wannabepunktony got lucky and grabbed himself an early copy of Professor Layton and the Curious Village from Wal-mart, three days before the game's official release. wannabepunktony is no real punk, however. In fact, he's evidently a jolly conscientious chap, because ...

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Oh, Wal-Mart. Sure, we have to look out for falling prices and screaming children when we brave your fluorescent lights and giant parking lots, but we can almost always count on one of your stores, somewhere, breaking street date on a game. This time? It's the long-awaited, much-delayed Professor ...

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Game|Life posted some new screens of the English version of Professor Layton, which look great. We're, of course, happy to see legible, sensible English text in the game, since dialogue is quite important to setting the tone of an adventure game (and also making it possible to tell what you're sup...

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We apologize for being late with Japan's sales figures from last week, but when we saw the Wii overtake the DS, we needed a minute to recover. Our beloved handheld was pushed out of the top spot in Japan? If you need to see it to believe it: Wii: 79,000 DS: 74,000 PSP: 61,000 PS3: 29,000...

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Developer: Level-5 Publisher: Nintendo Release: February 10 If you weren't interested in Professor Layton from the get-go, there's a good chance that we've brainwashed you into thinking otherwise by now. With a beautiful art style, charming story, and challenging puzzles, how can you go wrong? T...

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