Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask Brings the Series to

Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask Brings the Series to Nintendo
3DS from 26th October 
Solve a Mystery With Professor Layton for the First Time in 3D as a
New Storyline Unfolds in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/30/12 -- Archaeologist
and puzzle-solver Professor Layton is set to return in an all-new
adventure that will take players deeper into the professor's past
than ever before: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. The latest
title in the popular series of puzzle-solving adventures will be
available across Europe from 26th October 2012, exclusively for
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.  
Featuring 150 brand new brainteasers and a new set of minigames
courtesy of the Professor's Trunk, Professor Layton and the Miracle
Mask also boasts 365 additional Daily Puzzles distributed via the
Nintendo Network - one puzzle a day for a whole year from the day of
the game's launch. 
The fifth game in the series sees you pick up with Layton, Luke and
Emmy sometime after the events of Professor Layton and the Spectre's
Call. The intrepid trio is called upon to stop the mysterious Masked
Gentleman from terrorising the city of Monte d'Or with magically dark
miracles, such as turning citizens to stone. The professor suspects
the involvement of the Mask of Chaos, a mask rumoured to bestow great
power upon whoever wears it. The revelation takes Layton back to a
dark episode of his past, which may hold the solution to the problems
of the present. These flashbacks introduce Layton's parents and
childhood friend Randall, and allow you to play as the 17 year-old
Layton, who pays a high price for discovering his passion for
While being presented in the charming hand-drawn style of previous
games in the series, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask on the
Nintendo 3DS console uses 3D animations and character models to bring
depth to the visuals. The game also features a brand new game mode
that sees the young Professor Layton explore ancient ruins and
requires you to help him reach the exits of a series of puzzling
chambers while avoiding a variety of obstacles and mummy enemies. 
There are also three new minigames available from the Professor's
Trunk. The Toy Robot challenges you to control a wind-up toy robot
that always moves three steps at a time. Navigating a series of
contraptions along the way, can you guide it to the goal safely? The
second addition is One-Stop Shop where your skills of stocking
shelves in an appealing way are put to the test - you'll only succeed
if you manage to entice customers to buy everything off the shelves
in one go. Finally, in Rabbit Show, you'll help Luke train a circus
rabbit that has been deemed unfit to perform by its angry ringmaster.
Chat with and train the rabbit to teach it new tricks and perform in
plays that will persuade its master to accept it back into the
Stay tuned for further revelations by keeping an eye on the official
Professor Layton Hub as more details will be revealed about Professor
Layton and the Miracle Mask before it launches across Europe on 26th
October 2012, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. 
For more information, please visit: 
Nintendo UK's Professor Layton Hub at  
Follow @NintendoEurope and @NintendoUK on Twitter for the latest
About Nintendo 3DS:  
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the
level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as
the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth
slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they
want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different
functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of
direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped
with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the
taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible
with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is
also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which
can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. 
About Nintendo  
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Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
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