Level-5 shared the first English trailer for Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, the latest entry in the Professor Layton franchise.
The game is set to be released on mobile devices (iOS and Android) on July 20 for $15.99/£15.99 and on the Nintendo 3DS later this autumn. This is meant to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary by going off the beaten path with a different protagonist.
While she originally started working as a detective to find her father who suddenly disappeared, she is working to solve a variety of mysteries in town while on her search. Other characters include Noah Montoir, who works part-time as Katrielle’s helper, and Geraldine Laywer, a genius analyst and profiler in London who sees Katrielle as a rival.
Here's an overview of the game via Level-5:
Global entertainment company Level-5 announced Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy will be released to the App Store for iPhone and iPad and to Google Play for Android devices on July 20 for $15.99/£15.99 and on Nintendo 3DS family of systems this Autumn. Celebrating the Layton Series’ 10th Anniversary, Layton’s Mystery Journey is an extraordinary puzzle adventure game that follows detective Katrielle Layton, Professor Layton’s daughter, on a journey through London to solve mysterious happenings from missing cats to murder cases. Fans can pre-register on Google Play and to be notified when the first installment in the popular Layton Series is available to purchase and download.
“Layton’s Mystery Journey delivers wonderful stories, colorful characters and challenging puzzles in the most accessible game in the Professor Layton Series yet,” said Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operation Officer at Level-5. “We’ve built Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy from the ground up for mobile devices and are looking forward to giving puzzle fans around the world the chance to experience the highly entertaining and deep puzzle adventure experience.”
In the latest installment in the Layton Series, Katrielle, assisted by Sherl, the talking dog, embark on a series of mysterious adventures through London encountering a charming cast of characters along the way. Featuring the largest collection of challenging puzzles in the franchise to date, players will also be able to change Katrielle’s outfits, customise the Layton Detective Agency and take part in mini-games as they advance in the story. Follow Katrielle on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, until she unwittingly uncovers the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.
As a way to commemorate the launch of this new title, Level-5 recently teamed up with the makers of the original “Real Escape Game,” Scrap Entertainment to launch “Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving.” From June 20 through September 21, fans of the Layton Series can participate in finding and solving 50 puzzles that will appear in the real world at famous locations throughout 10 countries and through the online portal at layton.world. Fans can enjoy puzzle solving before the actual game launch by teaming up and communicating with all other players using the TransLayton system. With each puzzle you solve, the more rewards or bonuses you earn, which could prove very useful in-game… let’s find out with Katrielle!
You can now pre-register for the Android version over here.
The game will support English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, and Korean language options.