Today is the western mobile debut of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, a puzzle game that originally came out in the U.S. in August, 2009. 

As previously reported, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is coming to smartphones. Here is the debut trailer. The app will be released on iOS and Android next month in Japan. No word yet on an international release.

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 Layton series is getting the inevitable TV anime, which was first hinted at this fall. According to ANN, it will be based Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy and begin airing next spring. 

According to Total Licensing (via ANN), there’s a Professor Layton TV series in the works. It’s apparently slated for 2018 with 26 episodes planned. It’s unclear whether this is animated or live-action, but smart money says animated.

Here’s the latest trailer for Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, which features loads of wonderful animation from A-1 Pictures. The iOS and Android versions will be released in the US on July 20. 

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.