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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Level-5
Release Date: Sept. 12, 2010 (US), Oct. 22, 2010 (EU)

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'Professor Layton and the Unwound Future' (NDS) Gets Euro Name And Date

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT

Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter -- from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.

Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter — from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.

The supreme puzzle master, Professor Layton, and his young apprentice Luke return exclusively to the Nintendo DS family of consoles in their exciting new adventure, Professor Layton and the Lost Future.

Fans and newcomers to the Professor Layton series should get ready to experience a brand new mysterious and engaging adventure full of unexpected twists and turns as well as 165 brand new brain teasers, riddles and logic puzzles guaranteed to challenge and delight all. This is set to be the most epic, tragic and emotionally atmospheric instalment yet.

The story begins when the Professor receives a mysterious letter written by his sidekick Luke…. but sent from 10 years in the future! This Future Luke warns of a terrible calamity that has befallen London and he needs the Professor’s aid! Earlier that week, the British Prime Minster disappeared after taking part in a special test on a time machine, which resulted in an explosion. Could this incident be related..?

Join Layton and Luke as they embark on an investigation which takes them on a time-travelling journey of mystery and intrigue of the most epic proportions, in a bid to save the future of London from a terrible fate!

Using the Nintendo DS Stylus, complete numerous kinds of logic problems and brain-testing puzzles as you follow the duo on their quest to seek out and solve the mystery. Spend time enjoying the atmosphere of the game, deeply exploring all that the capital has to offer such as travelling on the tube and visiting Chinatown.

With even more narrative and animated movie scenes than in the two previous instalments, this latest offering from Nintendo and developer Level 5 captures the spirit, adventure and charm of the well-loved series, but with a whole host of exciting additions and fresh challenges.

Players will be able to discover more about the Professor’s mysterious past through flashbacks, as the story is revealed with full-motion animation sequences that will explain the secrets behind Professor Layton’s lost lover and how he obtained his well-renowned hat.

As well as featuring three brand new types of mini-game puzzles, you can help Professor Layton direct the ‘Laytonmobile’ or interact with his new pet parrot. You can complete a storybook by using special stickers which are awarded to you on solving special puzzles hidden throughout the game, in addition to meeting a host of new characters who also unlock additional puzzles as you progress.

If puzzles prove too challenging for some, there is always help at hand by utilising a limited number of handy hints which are available for each individual puzzle. Players can use hint coins to help prevent giving wrong answers. They can also earn Picarats for puzzles completed correctly, but be warned! For every answer you give which is incorrect, you will reduce your score of Picarat currency that you will gain along the way.

For those who are truly stuck, there is a new Super Hint feature which will offer an extremely telling clue - although this is an expensive practice and will cost you two hint coins!

And for those who just can’t get enough of the puzzles, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be on hand to download additional content.

Key Features:

  • More than 165 new puzzles weave seamlessly into the storyline. Players will be challenged with fun, brain-teasing logic puzzles and riddles, and even new types of puzzles.
  • This game features significantly more hand-drawn animated sequences and voice acting than the previous installment of the series.
  • Players who are still stumped with a puzzle after three subtle hints can select the new "superhint" option to point them toward a solution.
  • As with previous incarnations of the franchise, weekly downloadable puzzles will be available after launch for a limited time.

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