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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle Has Two Timelines

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Interesting fact: Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle wasn’t always for the Nintendo 3DS. The last title in the Layton prequel trilogy was originally being developed for the original DS and Level-5 decided to rebuild the game from the ground up for 3DS.

 

Mask of Miracle is set one year after Layton and his apprentice, Luke, meet. During the game, you’ll follow two separate (but connected) timelines: one in the present with Luke and Layton, and one in the past, during the professor’s younger days.

 

Like all Layton games before it, Mask of Miracle will feature post-release downloadable puzzles. Level 5 are promising one new puzzle every day for a year after the game releases. This is ambitious even by Level-5 standards, who delivered one new downloadable quest a week in Dragon Quest IX for a year after launch.

 

You can view a short teaser trailer for Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle here.

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.