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Professor Layton and the Last Specter To Haunt Nintendo DS In October


At E3, Nintendo announced they would be publishing Professor Layton and the Last Specter for the Nintendo DS in North America this year. Now, we have a release date.


Professor Layton and the Last Specter is scheduled for an October 17th release. It’s the first game in a new prequel trilogy of Layton games.


Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle for the Nintendo 3DS is the second game in this new trilogy. That one doesn’t have a release date yet.


Some of you may recall that Brownie Brown developed a bonus role-playing game included within Professor Layton and the Last Specter, titled “Professor Layton’s London Life”. This will be included in the U.S. version as well, and will be unlocked from the get-go, unlike the original Japanese version.


London Life has you residing in Professor Layton’s version of alternate London, and you go about undertaking quests for the city’s residents. Level 5 and Nintendo say this RPG mode is over 100 hours long.


Europe will see Last Specter sometime in November. In Europe, it’ll be released under the title Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.