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(Note: I originally made the title seem even longer, since I thought “Ariadone’s” was still included.)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