Professor Layton Returns in the New Challenging Puzzle Prequel, Professor Layton And The Spectre’s Call - Nintendo

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Professor Layton returns to test and tease your brain in brand new Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call – out just in time for Christmas

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Brand new Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call – out just in time for Christmas on Nintendo DS Family

(Nintendo, UK) Eponymous puzzle-solver Professor Layton returns exclusively to the Nintendo DS™ family of consoles including Nintendo 3DS™*, in a new mysterious adventure, Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call, available across Europe on 25th November

Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call is bursting to the brim with brand new puzzles to challenge and delight both seasoned Professor Layton fans and those new to the series. The exciting storyline, set three years before the events of Professor Layton and the Curious Village, follows the story of how Professor Layton first met his soon-to-be trusty assistant Luke. Players will also be introduced to Layton’s female assistant, Emmy, who is keen to work with him to discover the mystery behind the Misthallery spectre. The more puzzles you solve, the closer you will get to cracking Layton’s latest mystery.

This new instalment still features the animated charm and hand-drawn art that has featured in the previous Professor Layton titles, as well as lots of brand new content. Brand-new minigames and all-new episodes can be unlocked as you progress through the game. Each episode offers you a glimpse into the life of some of the interesting characters that you meet while solving the case.

As well as guiding Layton through this captivating new storyline, you can also get to grips with three new minigames. Lay a train track for a small model train to pass through all the stations and reach the goal, or juggle verbs to get the right performance on stage. The third new minigame involves you guiding a fish around an obstacle course to collect golden coins.

However, if you are new to the series, this is the perfect time to join the millions of existing players across Europe, so be sure thatProfessor Layton and the Spectre’s Call is at the top of your Christmas wish list this festive season.

Join Professor Layton and Luke as they embark on their most thrilling adventure to date in Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call, which arrives in Europe for Nintendo DS family of consoles and Nintendo 3DS* on 25th November.

For more information about the Layton franchise and other puzzle games for Nintendo systems, please visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk

Editors Notes:

*Nintendo 3DS owners can enjoy Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call in 2D

Professor Layton - Franchise Information
Professor Layton and Luke first made their European debut on our Nintendo DS screens in late 2008 in Professor Layton and the Curious Village, hotly followed by a complete new adventure in Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box which launched across Europe the following year, this was then followed by Professor Layton and the Lost Future.

Since the beginning, the Professor Layton series of games have always exhibited a completely unique presentation style, boasting an immersive and distinct cel animation art style, offering puzzles and logical riddles to stump the smartest brains.

As a result both the Professor and Luke have been quickly adopted into the hearts and minds of European players with the Professor Layton series having sold over 5 million games in Europe to date.

For more information, please visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk/

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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