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Level-5 previously confirmed Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy for the west following the original announcement of Lady Layton last year. Today, the company announced that it will launch on 3DS this fall in overseas territories.

To clarify, Layton’s Mystery Journey will first be seeing a worldwide release on iOS and Android on July 20 with support for eight languages. Japan is also receiving the 3DS version on the same day, but other territories will need to wait a bit longer.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Following last week’s Nintendo Direct, Level-5 uploaded an updated version of its Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy trailer. It’s actually almost identical to the original announcement back when it was known as Lady Layton, but now’s a good as time as any for a refresher.

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Level-5 shared some news about Lady Layton.

To begin, the game is now known as Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy. The official logo is above.

Other than that, Level-5 updated the game’s website. Access it here.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy launches on July 20 in Japan.

Thanks to Kyrio for the tip.

Even though Lady Layton was announced last July, we haven’t heard much about it since then. Famitsu catches up with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino for an update of sorts this week.

Famitsu starts off by asking what parts are new compared to past entries. Hino points out that the protagonist has changed from Professor Layton to his daughter, Katrielle. Because of that, this game will have a female touch while keeping the series’ atmosphere intact. Hino hope the game will show a brand new side of the franchise.

In a recent issue of Famitsu, the magazine had a massive interview with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. The discussion covered the company’s Level-5 Vision 2016 event, plus specific games: The Snack World, Lady Layton, Megaton Musashi, and Inazuma Eleven Ares.

It starts out with Famitsu talking about how there’s a theme each time a Level-5 Vision is held. This time around, it’s “New Heroes”. Hino notes that it’s probably just the company’s usual practice of deciding themes and holding announcement events.

Katrielle Layton is starring as the protagonist in Lady Layton. It’s a significant change for the series, as a female is taking the lead role.

As for why it was decided to have Katrielle featured in the new entry, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino told Famitsu this week that roughly half of the franchise’s user base is female. Even though there might be a feeling that men do not connect with male characters with the same going for women and female characters, Hino still hopes to appeal to the latter demographic. With drama series, main female characters were able to become big hits after women responded well to them.

Hino also mentioned to Famitsu that Lady Layton has various chapters with their own stories. The overall structure can be compared to that of a television series.


When Level-5 unveiled Lady Layton earlier today, they did so by issuing a debut trailer. One fan has now gone to the trouble of putting English subtitles on the video. Check it out below.

After announcing Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy earlier today, Level-5 has now confirmed that the game will be released sometime next year in the west. 3DS, Android, and iOS users in Japan will be able to play it starting in Spring 2017.

Level-5 says Lady Layton features mostly new characters. It also has less of a focused on “dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases” compared to Professor Layton. New puzzles and brain teasers will also be included.

Here’s the official blurb from Level-5:

“As one of LEVEL-5’s masterpieces, the PROFESSOR LAYTON series of puzzle adventure games has sold more than 15.5 million units worldwide to date. Its newest official sequel, Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy — available on Nintendo 3DS/Android/iOS — was announced to be released in Spring 2017 in Japan. Not only will the main character switch from ‘Professor Layton’ (Hershel Layton) to ‘Kat’ (Katrielle Layton), many of its characters will be brand new. The story will focus less on dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases observed in the everyday lives of Londoners, which will bring a faster tempo and more comical tone to the series. It will be more familiar — and funnier — than ever, while maintaining an adventurous quality. The creators of the puzzles and brain-teasers, the core element of the series, will also be new. Please look forward to the new PROFESSOR LAYTON series, targeting a Western release in 2017.”

Source: Level-5 PR

Level-5 put out the first screenshots and art for Layton Layton following today’s announcement. Find the images below.

The official Lady Layton website is now open. You can access it here.

Today, Level-5 announced that Lady Layton is in development for 3DS and mobile. The game will be released in Japan next spring.

Here’s the first trailer:

Lady Layton: The Conspiracy of King Millionaire Ariadne features Professor Layton’s daughter, Catriel Layton. Kasumi Arimura, Koji Yakusho, Meisa Kuroki, and more will lend their voices to the game. Level-5 also teased that the theme song will be sung by an big female artist.


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