Layton’s lost London adventure available for rent at Tsutaya

By Spencer . February 19, 2008 . 8:59am

level5.jpgYou might remember the Level 5 booth at Tokyo Game Show had a humongous line and many of the patient patrons left without a coveted Level 5 Premium Silver DS cartridge. The rare gift had a demo of Inazuma Eleven, a soccer RPG, and a side story with Professor Layton vacationing in London. Fortunately, Layton’s (previously) lost adventure will be available to gamers in Japan through a rental program at Tsutaya.


Starting on February 21 copies of Level 5 Premium Gold will be available to try. Notice how the title changed to “Premium Gold”? Tsutaya’s version also includes a demo of Professor Layton and the Devil’s Box. While Tsutaya rents CDs for a fee, they don’t rent video games. Renting games in Japan is pretty much unheard of, which explains the huge second hand market. This promotion is quite special and I wonder how many hardcore Layton fans will “forget” to return the Level 5 Premium Gold cart.

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  • Anon

    I really hope we get this in North America. I want to experience all of Prof. Layton’s storyline.

  • ttora

    I’m much more excited by Inazuma Eleven. It’s sad siliconera doesn’t speak much about it.

  • Aoshi00

    I just picked up Layton last week and am scratching my head over the puzzles on the bus now :)

    Yeah, I thought renting games is not even legal in Jpn and people just sell them after they’re done, not like our Blockbusters here.

    No that I’ve tried the US ver., it peaks my interest if some of the puzzles in the Jpn ver. are different, since some of them are English-specific, and the puzzles were supposed to be thought out by this famous Jpn professor in the original.

  • Archer

    Wait… Wasn’t the London Adventures also included in the second Layton game? (Since Level 5 realized they didn’t print nearly enough copies for TGS and disappointed a lot of fans)

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