Professor Layton and the Last Specter coming in October

Professor Layton and the Last Specter will release in North America on October 17. The prequel features a separate RPG called "Professor Layton's London Life" as a bonus.

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The Nintendo DS is in its twilight years as the 3DS gets the brunt of software attention, but the system's not going out without one of its most popular series. Nintendo announced today that Professor Layton and the Last Specter will launch on the DS in North America on October 17. The title represents the last DS Layton game released in Japan, as Mask of Miracle is for the system's little brother, 3DS. Those who played Unwound Future know that it's chronologically the last of the series, so Last Specter takes place 3 years before Curious Village, explaining how Luke became the Professor's apprentice. As a bonus, Last Specter features a bonus RPG co-developed by Brownie Brown, called Professor Layton's London Life. Nintendo promises "more than 100 hours of content" from London Life itself, so you'll get some bang for your buck. The company also says that it's unlocked from the start as a "North American exclusive," so that means we lazy Americans won't have to work for our 100+ hour RPG.

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    August 29, 2011 12:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Professor Layton and the Last Specter coming in October.

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter will release in North America on October 17. The prequel features a separate RPG called "Professor Layton's London Life" as a bonus.

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      August 29, 2011 4:10 PM

      what are theses games like? I hear great things but the screenshots and videos don't relay these great things.

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        August 29, 2011 4:16 PM

        Really good puzzles, my so is obsessed with them, sometimes I help her with them, really fun, if you have a ds go get one of the older ones.

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          August 29, 2011 4:20 PM

          There are portions that are just tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap and other parts where you gots to use yor brainz.

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        August 29, 2011 4:30 PM

        Do you like solving matchstick puzzles?

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        August 29, 2011 6:26 PM

        I have all three games. The stories are really good. I think they should do an animated film.

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          August 30, 2011 3:54 AM

          Don't you know that they already made one movie in Japan about Layton. Same animations and everything.

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      August 29, 2011 4:53 PM

      I want the Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright crossover, but I think Capcom says we're not getting it in the states.

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        August 29, 2011 5:18 PM

        Capcom's not in control of that, that's Level 5, and it was the winning title for localization out of ten (including the various soccer games) on a recent facebook poll.

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      August 29, 2011 5:01 PM

      Holy shit. I have to get busy finishing up the Unwound Future before this comes out! :D Woo!

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      August 29, 2011 6:42 PM

      The ending to Professor Layton and the Unwound Future was... :(

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      August 30, 2011 4:57 AM

      Layton is dead. =[