Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS) Coming October 17 & Includes an RPG

The next installment of the beloved Professor Layton series will hit the Nintendo DS in North America on October 17, 2011. In addition to the usual puzzling adventure we have all come to know and love, Last Specter will also include a 100-hour RPG entitled, “Professor Layton’s London Life.”

You can read more information about the game below.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Format: Nintendo DS™
Launch Date: 10/17/11
Game Type: Puzzle Adventure
Players: 1
Developer: LEVEL-5

ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older): Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence, Simulated Gambling

Professor Layton is Back with a Puzzling Prequel
This fourth installment of the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games. Three years before the events in the Professor Layton and the Curious Village™ game, Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark, telling him that “a mysterious giant is destroying the town.” The professor heads to the town of Misthallery to investigate, and is joined by Emmy, his new assistant. What is the meaning of all the destruction, and is it related to the village’s folklore legend of a “specter”? The unfolding story details how Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, met.


  • Players move the mysterious story forward by solving a multitude of brain teasers, riddles and conundrums. This game contains more puzzles than any in the series so far.
  • Free downloadable puzzles will be available weekly after the game’s launch
  • Players will unlock a bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton’s London Life™ that contains 100 hours of additional content.
  • In the bonus role-playing game, Professor Layton and characters from the series live in
    “Little London.” Players can customize their characters with special clothing that will help them enter certain areas of the city or perform certain tasks help out the townspeople.
[Nintendo PR]

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