Level-5 has released new information and screenshots of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy detailing the game’s “Episode 01” story, two of the “Seven Millionaires of London” characters, and more.
Get the information below.
■ Episode 01
“Episode 01” is titled “Clockwork Sweets.”
One of the hands of the clock on the clock tower Big Ben, which is said to be a symbol of London, has been stolen. A police officer patrolling the area was able to confirm that the clock hand was safe as of around 11:50 p.m. the night before. It was discovered that the clock hand was missing at 6:00 a.m. the next morning.
The following day, Ambassador Melarco will visit London from a neighboring country. At that time, he is to scheduled to receive a pendant that resembles Big Ben as proof of goodwill. However, if Big Ben is not in its complete state at that time, it will affect the country’s good name. That being said, the clock hand must be recovered before the press conference begins.
It is at the scene of the crime that Scotland Yard inspector Aspoiro requests that Katrielle investigates the incident.
There are seven characters that make up the “Millionaires” referred to in the game’s subtitle, known as the “Seven Millionaires of London.” Here, we will introduce two of the seven millionaires.
The female mayor of London. She has a tough personality. As a politician, she is a woman who respects order. She seems to be restraining herself, in some respects. She plans to liven up the London “Riverside Festival.” She succeeded her father as one of the millionaires.
A multi-millionaire living in London. He is 65 years-old. He manages a number of recreational facilities such as movie theaters and the like. The Rabbit Star Theater also belongs to Gospec’s company. After hearing a rumor from Fremens, he takes interest in Katrielle and requests that she investigate and solve an incident that occurred in his theater.
Yanchatta Brothers (Non-Millionaires)
The Yanchatta Brothers are important characters that appear in Episode 01. The 27 year-old twins consist of older brother Marc, who works as a mechanic on Big Ben, and the younger brother Reggie, who is a confectioner at London’s Yanchatta Confectionery.
Here are some of the puzzles you will challenge in Episode 01. All of the puzzles that appear in this game are “completely original,” so fans who enjoy solving puzzles should look forward to release.
■ Game Flow
The basic flow of the game sees players investigate incidents in various places, examine “suspicious” places with the magnifying glass, and gather information that is key to solving incidents while also collecting “Insight Coins,” “Puzzles,” and “Collectibles.”
—If you examine an area where the magnifying glass changes to orange, you can talk to residents, use “Insight Coins” to see puzzle hints, and reveal puzzles.
—You can zoom in on places where the magnifying glass turns orange. By doing this, you can see hints that were otherwise hidden.
—When the magnifying glass gets smokey, it’s a sign that there is a hidden “Collectible” to be found.
—The magnifying glasses at the upper right on the bottom screen shows the number of investigation points required to progress the story.
—Use the series’ familiar “Bag” element to check the information you’ve gathered and re-challenge puzzles you’ve already solved.
Each game in the Layton series features “mini-games” that expand the scope of gameplay as you progress through the game. Layton’s Mystery Journey features a new mini-game called “The Ideal Dinner.” It sees players listen to the requests of clients, feel out what they like by getting information from those concerned, and then provide the client with their ideal dinner course of hors d’oeuvres, soup, a main course, and dessert. The clients and cookery available to you will increase as you progress through the story.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy is due out for 3DS in Japan, and iOS and Android worldwide on July 20. It will support eight languages: Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Korean. The 3DS version will be released in western territories this fall.
View the screenshots at the gallery.