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Apr 172017
 

For a while now, we’ve known the upcoming Professor Layton game as Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy.

It now has a new title, Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy.

(Note: I originally made the title seem even longer, since I thought “Ariadone’s” was still included.)

That’s quite a name. Why the change? My guess would be that since every other game in the series has had just “Layton” in the title, they thought “Lady Layton” made it sound like a spin-off, but they still wanted to reference the new protagonist.

The lengthy title might also suggest the start of a new trilogy, since “Layton’s Mystery Journey” followed by a subtitle sounds like we can anticipate more games about this mysterious journey.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy will be out for the 3DS in Japan on July 20, as well as worldwide on iOS and Android.

The worldwide 3DS release will come sometime later.

In other words, everyone outside of Japan can either get the mobile version on July 20 or wait until the 3DS localization is ready.

Oddly, the mobile version includes in-app purchases that won’t be necessary to buy to complete the game. I can’t imagine what sort of optional in-app purchases a Layton game could have (extra hint coins?), but maybe they’re included in the 3DS version from the start.

What do you think of Lady Layton’s new title? Will you get Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy on July 20, or wait for the worldwide 3DS release?

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  2 Responses to “Lady Layton Has a New Title and a Partial Release Date”

  1. In a sense, I think the new name change makes sense since some people may have thought the new game was a sequel. I may have to wait to get the game since I have no money XD I’m glad for it’s release but I will miss Professor Layton being the main character. I got into this series through my older sister who stopped playing games and told me I could have her Professor Layton games. I may not be good at them but I try my best!

    • That could be. I’ll miss Professor Layton as the main character too, but maybe Katrielle will be a great protagonist! It will be interesting to see where this takes the story.

      I’ve been a fan ever since a friend lent me her copy of Curious Village (before that, I didn’t think I’d like the series).

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