Professor Layton series developer Level-5 has launched Layton Brothers Mystery Room
, a crime-solving "interactive mystery novella" for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
stars Inspector Alfendi Layton and his assistant Detective Constable Lucy Baker, who must work together to solve a series of grisly murders. Players will need to carefully examine crime scenes for clues in order to sniff out suspects and establish motives.
also seems to share the same quirky charm that defined the Professor Layton series; as part of the game's first case, you'll need to disassemble a deadly sandwich
. Was the lettuce laced with poison? Or does the pickle have something to hide? Don't forget to interrogate the bread, if that's an option.
The core Layton Brothers
app is a free download that includes two cases to solve. Seven additional cases are available as in-app purchases.