Professor Layton and the Curious Village, originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2007, is getting an HD remaster for smartphones in Japan. Tilted Professor Layton and the Curious Village EXHD for Smartphone, the app’s release date is TBA. No word yet if it will be out internationally.
The next Professor Layton game is releasing July 20 in Japan for 3DS. Starring the professor’s daughter, the logic-puzzle adventure was formerly titled Lady Layton but is now called Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy. A Western release is planned, but no date yet.
There’s a new Professor Layton in development, reports Famitsu. The game, which is apparently part of the mainline series, doesn’t seem as though it will star Layton as its protagonist. Details are scant and more will be revealed next month at the Level-5 Vision event in Japan.
“Basically, from here on out, we want to make our games totally compatible with smart phones,” Level-5 founder Akihiro Hino recently told Nikkei Trendy. Hino also said it was necessary to bring console versions over, adding that recently children have been playing games on the smartphone.