I Wish Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Was Better

If Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright were a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it'd be one of those sandwiches where the peanut butter is all shoved to one side and the jelly congeals on the other, so when you take a bite you can taste either peanut butter or jelly. » 9/02/14 5:00pm 9/02/14 5:00pm

The Tropical Island Dilemma: Challenging Video Games' Stereotypes

According to video games, the only thing I'm interested in—when I'm not being lazy—is sunshine, fun and carefree living. In the world of video games, this is the stereotypical Caribbean person. » 7/01/14 5:00pm 7/01/14 5:00pm

Professor Layton Would Be The Perfect Mastermind In Grand Theft Auto

Professor Layton is getting a proper crossover game this year, but the talented animators at Polaris have let their imagination run wild and put the archeologist gentleman and some puzzles into Grand Theft Auto V. » 4/15/14 9:20am 4/15/14 9:20am

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy: The Kotaku Review

One. Five. Two. Four. Six. That is not a string of numbers that need to be deciphered in a puzzle in a Professor Layton game. It is the order in which I've played the games in the Layton series that has concluded—for now—with the newest and possible best of the bunch. » 3/10/14 6:30pm 3/10/14 6:30pm

Yoshi's New Island surfaces on the 3DS on March 14. The sequel to Super Nintendo classic Yoshi's Island has a lovely Friday release date now. Yoshi and Baby Mario are playing middle men to February 28's Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and the newly-announced Disney Magical World, releasing on 3DS April 11. » 1/10/14 8:48am 1/10/14 8:48am

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy launches Feb. 28 for Nintendo 3DS and will be in stores and on the Nintendo eShop. The game will feature a storyline uniting the two Layton trilogies. » 11/13/13 11:17am 11/13/13 11:17am

Waiting for the Next Profesor Layton Gets Harder Thanks to New Trailer

Japanese players have had the latest Professor Layton game for more than half a year now. Folks in Europe are getting it next month, specifically on November 8. But the poor SOBs in North America need to hold on for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy until some unannounced date next year. Someone needs to answer… » 10/30/13 12:30pm 10/30/13 12:30pm

Remember when Level-5 said it made the last Professor Layton starring the titular professor? Well, turns out Level-5 honcho Akihiro Hino is happy how the last Layton game turned out and recently said (via ANN), "I'm thinking I want to make a new Layton." » 7/15/13 5:00am 7/15/13 5:00am

Don't Tell Professor Layton, But I'm Certain This Is Not His Son

The biggest mystery of Level-5's Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is who exactly is Alfendi Layton's biological father, because it sure as hell isn't the good Professor. » 6/27/13 2:30pm 6/27/13 2:30pm

Professor Layton's Son Investigates the Criminal Underworld on iOS

Level-5 announced that the iOS iteration of the popular Professor Layton series of puzzle games, Layton Brothers Mystery Room, is now available in the US and Europe following last year's Japanese release. » 6/27/13 7:25am 6/27/13 7:25am

Perhaps, Blame Internet Pranksters for Scorning Professor Layton

Remember how 4chan voted Kim Jung-un as Time's Person of the Year? Well, something kind of like that might have happened in Japan—but minus Time and the communist dictator. » 6/26/13 5:30am 6/26/13 5:30am

These Games Were Missing From E3

Now that we've had a weekend to recoup from the bright lights and pulsing music of the world's most elaborate video game marketing circus, it's time to take a quiet moment to reflect on the games we didn't get to play at E3 2013. Jade, Samus, Drake — where were you guys? » 6/17/13 10:00am 6/17/13 10:00am

Sexy Professor Layton Is Always Right, Never Wrong

When you get puzzles right in Level-5’s brain teaser series, you get a short animation of Professor Layton thinking as a little reward. But, if the game really wanted make you feel victorious, it’d give you these flashes of the Prof’s beefcake alter ego. You all remember him from this year’s PAX East, right? » 5/09/13 12:30pm 5/09/13 12:30pm

Creepy Woody, Angry Link and Friends Make Plastic Benches Fun

Japanese toy line Tomy Tec is releasing a series of train station benches. Boring, you say! Well, just look at all the possible figure hilarity these plastic seats make possible. » 4/03/13 8:20am 4/03/13 8:20am

...And Then There Was That One Time When Luke Peeped on Layton in the…

While it has been in print for just over five years, it was only recently that I learned of the existence of the Japan-only Professor Layton manga, Professor Layton and the Cheerful Mystery. At first I was excited to get it and dive into another original puzzle-filled Layton adventure. Then my anticipation plummeted… » 3/05/13 7:40am 3/05/13 7:40am

Layton's Final Game is Exactly What You've Come to Expect From the…

I love brain teasers and have ever since I was a kid. Whether they came from books or classic adventure games, I fondly remember spending hours thinking about them. And no series of games cashes in on my brain teaser nostalgia quite like the Professor Layton series. » 3/05/13 6:20am 3/05/13 6:20am