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Professor Layton has become one of my favorite series over the course of five games, but I never think of it as such until another one drops in my lap. The same low-key quality that makes each game such a relaxing, rejuvenating bit of comfort food also makes it easy to forget when one isn't in my DS at that very moment. It's a shame that I should take something like...

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask review: Mask of makeovers

Professor Layton has become one of my favorite series over the course of five games, but I never think of it as such until another one drops in my lap. The same low-key quality that makes each game such a relaxing, rejuvenating bit of comfort food also makes it easy to forget when one isn't in my...

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Professor Layton, Style Savvy, and more new 3DS trailers

Along with a sudden influx of 3DS release dates, Nintendo quietly sneaked out new trailers for some of the newly dated – and newly announced – games. Above, experience the intrigue and drama of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. After the break, feel the appropriate emotions as you...

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask debuts on 3DS in Nov.

The next chapter in super sleuth Professor Layton's life debuts on the 3DS later this year. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will launch on the 3DS in November. And to support the game following launch, Nintendo will release one downloadable puzzle every day, for a full year. These puzzles...

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Professor Layton 3DS to arrive in Europe next year

The Professor Layton titles traditionally take their sweet time heading across the continent from Japan to the EU, and the series' first 3DS entry, called Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle in Japan, is no exception. It arrived in the land of the Rising Sun last February, and hasn't been...

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Professor Layton series surpasses 11 million shipments

Why does Level-5 continue making Professor Layton games? It's a mystery unworthy of even the apprentice puzzle-detective Luke Triton: they sell in large quantities. Giving an indication of how healthy those sales are, Level-5 announced that it has shipped 11.47 million copies worldwide of the four...

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3DS Japanese launch lineup announced, along with BlazBlue for later in 2011

As expected, Nintendo revealed the Japanese launch lineup for the 3DS at Nintendo World 2011, and -- as expected -- it's about 10 games. Eight, to be specific. The games that will be available on the Japanese launch date of February 26 include: Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (5,800 yen/$70) Super Street...

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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle to offer daily downloadable puzzles

Level-5 is expanding the Professor Layton franchise into 3D with the new Mask of Miracle, but that added dimension isn't the only expansion taking place in this game. During the Level-5 Vision conference, CEO Akihiro Hino announced that the new 3DS puzzle title will have daily downloadable puzzles...

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Level-5 to announce 4 new projects at 'Vision' event later this month

Level-5 plans to reveal four unannounced games at its annual "Vision" event on October 19. The Japanese publisher teased as much on its official Vision 2010 website (pictured), which features four question-marked spots. Could one (or more) of these mystery projects be related to the "truly...

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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 3DS trailer marches into action

If you've wondered how the meticulous puzzle-solving "action" of the Professor Layton franchise would be bolstered by the 3DS' extra dimension, you may want to check out the Mask of Miracle trailer posted below. You know what looks great in 3D, we bet? Big, beautifully illustrated parades....

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Level-5 president on making a better Professor Layton for America

With millions of copies sold, Level-5's Professor Layton franchise is an unquestionable hit. Already, the property has spawned one feature-length film, and is expanding to its fifth game in Japan. (The Unwound Future, which was released two weeks ago in America, is the third game in the series.)...

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