Layton 7 announced for 3DS, smartphones
posted on 08.26.13 at 07:42 AM EDT by (@salromano)
A role-playing puzzle game where you compete for points.

The next entry in the Professor Layton series is Layton 7 for 3DS, iOS, and Android, Level-5 announced during its Level-5 Vision press conference in Shinagawa.

The sequel is a role-playing puzzle game where you play the role of a character and compete for points.

Release date, distribution method, and price were not announced.

Here is Level-5 International America’s official description of the game.

Layton 7 is a puzzle game for the new generation that follows in the footsteps of the Professor Layton series, which has now shipped over 15 million units worldwide.

Players take on various character roles; you may be a taxi driver, a young boy, a dog, a fine lady, a philanthropist, an elderly man, or even a zombie. The player will earn points as they fulfill a given role. But, what is the role of these characters? And what is the greater meaning of these roles to begin with?

The latest title in the Layton series is shrouded in mystery and is about to begin! The game is being developed for Nintendo 3DS and iOS / Android devices as part of our Uniplay line-up. Release date has yet to be determined.

View the first set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • sitrus

    What did Layton do to them to deserve this xD

    • Alos88

      Every puzzle has an answer- except this one.

      • Willgaea

        I’m sure the dog would be the best in solving crimes related to drugs. The new game play could add running around smelling people’s rear ends.

  • HeatPhoenix

    It seems 7 is a popular number for the 3DS.

  • papermario

    That isnt layton and its premise seems bad bad bad

  • McPoo

    What exactly is this? Doesn’t look like a normal Layton game.

  • Michael Garling

    Absolutely heinous use of what was once a wonderful IP.

  • Hidayat246

    where is Professor Layton ????????????

    • Serovath

      exactly… why put layton on the name if there’s no professor layton.

      and i still want layton brothers on my android.

  • Elvick

    Not sure if want…

  • Raiu

    What the? Where’s my Layton Brothers sequel, Level-5!?

  • almostautumn

    Oh no! Those models look sexy— too sexy for a 4th gen Ipod Touch :(

    I loved Layton Brothers, and would grab this day one. But I got a bad feeling about it being 5th gen.