Travel the World with Professor Layton in His Puzzling New Nintendo 3DS Adventure

  Travel the World with Professor Layton in His Puzzling New Nintendo 3DS

  Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the Final Chapter in the Series’
                                Second Trilogy

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- February 27, 2014

Puzzles can appear in the most unlikely of places – take this press release,
for example. Yes, it is announcing the upcoming launch of Professor Layton and
the Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS in stores and on the Nintendo eShop on Feb.
28, but it is also contains two puzzles that are ready for solving. Can you
break the code and reveal the hidden messages?

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy from Nintendo (Photo: Business Wire)

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy from Nintendo (Photo: Business Wire)

Discovering secrets and solving mind – bending puzzles is wHat Professor
Layton does best. In the Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy game, Professor
Layton and his faithful assistants Luke and Emmy board the airship Bostonius
and journey to locations all over the world as they solve the grEatest puzzle
mankind has ever faced. Their globe – spanning quest to uncover the mystery
surrounding the ancient Azran civilization takes them to such exotic and
mysterious locations as the snow – covered town of Froenborg and the lush
jungles of Phong Gi .

The enteRtaining and challenging puzzles the series is known for return in
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, only this time, these puzzles are
moredirectly themed to the locations in which they’ve been found. One puzzle
in Froenborg may ask players to identify the differences in crystal – like
snowflakes, for instance, while a Metro – based puzzle will appear while
traveling the buSy streets of London . In addition to more than 150 new
puzzles in the game, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy features a new
downloadable SpotPass puzzle every day for a year for players with a wireless
Internet connection, beginning on Feb . 28 .

“Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a must-have for longtime fans of the
series who are excited to complete this latest trilogy of games . It is also a
great starting point for first-time gamers looking to challenge themselves to
the game’s wide variety of puzzles,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s
executive vice president of Sales & Marketing . “The game is one of the many
full, robust experiences that can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS family of
systems . ”

In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, players progress the twisting story
by completing puzzles that include riddles, brainteasers and sHort, high –
spirited action sequences. In addition to encountering the game’s numerous
puzzles during the main story, other puzzles can be discovered by exploring
the environment or speaking with certain characters. Professor Layton and the
Azran Legacy is full of memorable new characters, as well as familiar
favorites who make surprising returns.

As they explore the detailEd environments, players can find certain items on
the screen like a pair of skis or a golden apple. There are 100 items in total
scattered throughout the game’s world, and players can assign any three of
these items as a challenge. These challenges are then sent via StreetPass to
other players who are playing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and who
have the StreetPass feature enabled. Once players who have accepted a
challenge locate all of the items in the scavenger hunt, they will get reward
points which can be traded for excLusive in – game items.

For more information about Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, visit

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit

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