Level-5 confirms next Professor Layton game will star a new protagonist

The next Professor Layton game won't have Layton himself, nor his son, in the starring role. Could this really be considered a Professor Layton game then?

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Level-5 has revealed it will announce a new Professor Layton game on July 27 at Level-5 Vision 2016, as well as a new Inazuma Eleven title.

The next entry in the Professor Layton series will be a full-fledged game, which fans of the series will be happy to hear it won’t be another smartphone title. The game will feature a completely different protagonist from either Professor Layton himself or his son, Alfendi Layton.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to long-time fans of the series considering we knew Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy would be the last game that would have him in the leading role. But without Professor Layton or his son running the show, we wonder if this should still be considered a Professor Layton game at all? We’re sure the puzzles will still be as devious and the locales will still look great, but without a Layton to guide the player, it seems a little strange to call this a Professor Layton game.

In addition to the announcement of the announcement, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino showed off artwork of some of the characters and locations in the upcoming Professor Layton game. You can see all of that artwork below:

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