Level-5 On How Touchscreen Controls Pose A Problem For A Professor Layton Game On The Switch


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Fans of the Professor Layton series have a brand-new title to look forward to in Layton’s Mystery Journey when it releases this summer, but some may be wondering when we’ll see a Layton game come to the Switch. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino recently addressed this matter in an interview with Eurogamer. Hino noted that, though they are looking into putting the next game on the Switch, a big challenge in accomplishing that task lies in implementing the console’s touchscreen controls.


In regards to the touchscreen controls, Hino said the following:


“I played Zelda. I love the Switch. I think it’s amazing hardware. The problem is, the Layton series does a lot with the touchscreen and pointing. So, the problem with the Switch is, if you play on handheld you can do it, but if you put it on the dock… we’re trying to figure out how that would play into it.

If we can get around that and figure out a way of doing it, definitely we’re looking into putting the next Layton onto the Switch.”

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