Can You Solve This Professor Layton and the Demon Flute Puzzle?S

Chris Kohler over at Wired's Game Life blog has gotten himself deep into a copy of Professor Layton's next out, Demon Flute, which was released in Japan last week. Here's a tiny taste of the puzzles we can expect.

Kohler's translation of the puzzle reads:

The four photographs below were taken in the same place.

Of the four people in the photos, three of them came as a group, and each had their picture taken one after the other. The one other person came on a different day at a different time.

Pick the three photos that have the people who all came together.

He swears you can solve the riddle just from that screen shot — so go for it!

Other than that tiny tidbit, there's some interesting info about some new features introduced in Layton's fourth outing. For one thing, we get some story insights since this is the first game in what's basically a prequel for the Curious Village-Diabolical Box-Last Time Travel trilogy. (Last Time Travel is coming Stateside eventually, according to developer Level-5 headman, Akihiro Hino.) For another, we get a rundown of three new mini-games: Fish-feeding, Puppet Theater and... a train set?

Sounds pretty cool to me.

What's New In Professor Layton's Fourth Outing [Game Life, Wired]