LEVEL-5 Announces Global Release Date and New Name For The Latest Addition to the Professor Layton Series

For The First Time LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Will Debut on Mobile Platforms

TOKYO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ -- LEVEL-5  announced today that the newest entry into the Professor Layton game series is LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy and will be released simultaneously around the world on July 20th, 2017. For the first time, a game in the Professor Layton series will be released as a mobile game in addition to a traditional video game.

Formerly titled Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadne's Conspiracy, this new installment of the Professor Layton series is a strategic mystery puzzle solving  game that follows Katrielle Layton, who searches for her missing father Professor Hershel Layton.   

Published globally by LEVEL-5 abby LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy  will launch simultaneously on iOS and Android platforms  on July 20, 2017, with a Nintendo 3DS game to follow in autumn 2017 and will be available in eight languages at launch. Over the past ten years, the Professor Layton series has had huge global success selling over 16.0 million units worldwide. 

The new title is an exciting  departure from previous games in the Professor Layton series as it is made up of a combination of smaller conundrums and puzzles that need to be solved in order to complete the overall mystery.  This new format is going to appeal to existing Layton fans as well as attract a brand new audience.

Key game details:

  • Title: LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
  • Genre: Mystery /Adventure/ Puzzle
  • Staff:
    • Puzzle  Development - Iwanami Kuniaki
    • Producer  - Akihiro Hino
    • Character Design - Nagano Takuzo 
    • Music  - Nishiura Tomohito
  • Animation: A-1 Pictures Inc.

"This is the seventh entry in the Professor Layton series and we are excited that Katrielle Layton is taking center stage in this new iteration of the game," said Akihiro Hino, CEO LEVEL-5.  "Professor Layton fans will enjoy the mystery and fantasy adventure play that they have come to love and appreciate throughout the series."

To learn more about LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy visit laytonseries.com and follow us on Facebook.com/Laytonseries, Twitter @Laytonseries and Instagram @Laytonseries.

About LEVEL-5 abby
Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide.  The company's mission is to bring its popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and devices.  LEVEL-5 abby is committed to maintaining its position at the forefront of where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect.  The company's initial franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, PROFESSOR LAYTON™, INAZUMA ELEVEN™ and THE SNACK WORLD™, have debuted via multiple touch points, including animation, games, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment.  LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif.  To learn more visit our website.



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