Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Announced


Good ole Professor Layton.  We have come to know him as the genius, gentlemanly, archeologist professor who featured in such Nintendo games as "Professor Layton and the Curious Village" and "Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box".  This time it appears that he has come around for yet another helping of puzzles and mysterious.

This title, known as "Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy" will be available for purchase as well as downloadable from the Nintendo e-Shop on February 28th, 2014 (Tomorrow).  With is series being so popular, having sold over 15 million copies already, we can expect good things from this latest iteration.  Hit the jump for screenshots and other goodies.


  About Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy  


Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the Final Chapter in the Series’ Second Trilogy 

Discovering secrets and solving mind – bending puzzles is what Professor Layton does best. In the Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy game, Professor Layton and his faithful assistants Luke and Emmy board the airship Bostonius and journey to locations all over the world as they solve the greatest puzzle mankind has ever faced. Their globe spanning quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the ancient Azran civilization takes them to such exotic and mysterious locations as the snow – covered town of Froenborg and the lush jungles of Phong Gi .

The entertaining and challenging puzzles the series is known for return in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, only this time, these puzzles are more directly themed to the locations in which they’ve been found. One puzzle in Froenborg may ask players to identify the differences in crystal – like snowflakes, for instance, while a Metro based puzzle will appear while traveling the busy streets of London . In addition to more than 150 new puzzles in the game, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy features a new downloadable SpotPass puzzle every day for a year for players with a wireless Internet connection, beginning on Feb . 28 .

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a must-have for longtime fans of the series who are excited to complete this latest trilogy of games . It is also a great starting point for first-time gamers looking to challenge themselves to the game’s wide variety of puzzles,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing . “The game is one of the many full, robust experiences that can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems . ”

In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, players progress the twisting story by completing puzzles that include riddles, brainteasers and short, high – spirited action sequences. In addition to encountering the game’s numerous puzzles during the main story, other puzzles can be discovered by exploring the environment or speaking with certain characters. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is full of memorable new characters, as well as familiar favorites who make surprising returns.

As they explore the detailed environments, players can find certain items on the screen like a pair of skis or a golden apple. There are 100 items in total scattered throughout the game’s world, and players can assign any three of these items as a challenge. These challenges are then sent via StreetPass to other players who are playing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and who have the StreetPass feature enabled. Once players who have accepted a challenge locate all of the items in the scavenger hunt, they will get reward points which can be traded for exclusive in – game items.

For more information about Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, visit
http://professorlayton.nintendo.com/azran-legacy/.



  Screenshots and Nintendo 3DS Cover Art  




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