This fourth installment of the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series
begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games. Three
years before the events in the Professor Layton and the Curious Village™
game,Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark
Triton. It states that “a mysterious giant shrouded in fog has been
laying waste to our houses.” The professor heads to the town of
Misthallery to investigate, and is joined by Emmy, his new assistant.
What is the meaning of all the destruction, and is it related to the
village’s folklore legend of a “specter”? The unfolding story details
how Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, met.
Players move the mysterious story forward by solving a multitude of
brain teasers, riddles and conundrums. This game contains more puzzles
than any in the series so far.
Free downloadable puzzles will be available weekly after the game’s
Players also get the bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton’s
London Life™ that contains 100 hours of additional content.
In the bonus role-playing game Professor Layton’s London Life™, the
player’s character lives in “Little London” with Professor Layton and
a number of characters from the series. Players can customize their
character with special clothing and collect items and furniture. Some
of these help the player’s character to enter certain areas of the
city or perform tasks that help out the townspeople.