Dr. Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Has An Appointment In September

By Ishaan . July 4, 2011 . 9:01am


Dr. Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is still on track for release sometime this summer in the U.S. and Europe. The Japanese version of the game will release this week on the 7th, and the U.S. version will follow in September.


Forgotten Knights’ story starts with a woman named Marie visiting Dr. Lautrec on day, bearing some sort of curious gadget. The gadget contains a map pointing the way to a treasure that belonged to Louis XIV of the House of Bourbon, a dynasty that had collapsed a century prior. Having something of an obsession with mysteries, Lautrec and his assistant, Sophie, set out to search for the treasure, but are targeted by a man named Vidocq, and a group called the Knights of the Iron Mask.


Konami say Forgotten Knights will have over 250 types of puzzles and quizzes. This will include difference puzzles, matching puzzles, drawing puzzles, hiding from guards, moving obstacles, and searching dungeons for clues. The game is apparently over 20 hours in length, taking all of these puzzles into account.


The Japanese version of Forgotten Knights is, as you would expect, voiced by a bunch of famous celebrities to help draw attention to it in its home market. Amongst the cast are actor Goro Kishitani, actress Emi Takei, and Osamu Shitara and Yuki Himura of the comedy duo "Bananaman".


You can watch the latest English trailer for the game above. Oddly, while Forgotten Knights takes place in Paris, the character voices all sound British.

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  • This game reminds me of a puzzle…

    Puzzle no.85 : Which game is it? (20 picarats)

    Joking aside, from what I gather, it isn’t quite as bad of a rip off as all the marketing has (intentionally?) made it out to be.

  • Shameless Layton rip-off but i’m really looking forward to it.

  • haqua

    Although listening again I’m not sure haha

    Anyway, maybe this series will catch on? Even though I can’t help but getting Professor Layton vibes, that’s not a problem. The exploring itself looks a bit more fun to me, although the puzzles seem… how can I say it…? Somewhat dull, maybe? Not sure…

    • If the game’s good enough, maybe we could see a “Layton Vs. Lautrec” game

      • sfried

        Prof. Layton vs. Dr. Lautrec would be great.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    This remains the title making me consider the 3DS. Yet, the ports we have yet to see and things like Solartarobo (along with the dearth of 3rd-4th wave 3DS games) probably will keep me without one still.

    Comparing the ‘annoucements’ for 3DS versus the Vita makes me think the handheld race — if both haven’t already lost to everything else in the mobile space — will be a bit tighter this time.

  • Definitely the most compelling non 3DS port title thus far. I hope it plays excellently. Ive had it on preorder for so long. 

  • SirRichard

    Frankly we need more games with European voice-acting casts, if only because choosing between the same ten or so American voice actors or not being able to understand anything gets boring after a while.

    Plus, the Dragon Quest VIII cast needs to be hired more.

    Looking forward to this one, if only to tide me over until the next Layton.

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