Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights

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Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights
European cover art.
Developer(s) Konami
Winkysoft[1]
Publisher(s) Konami
Designer(s) Noriaki Okamura[1]
Artist(s) Hideyuki Takenami[1]
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • JP: July 7, 2011[1]
  • EU: December 2, 2011
  • NA: December 6, 2011[2]
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (ドクターロートレックと忘却の騎士団, Dokutā Rōtorekku to Bōkyaku no Kishidan?) is an adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS. It was co-developed by Konami and Winkysoft, and designed by Zone of the Enders director Noriaki Okamura. The game is set in late 19th-century Paris, and follows the eponymous protagonist, archaeologist Doctor Lautrec, on his quest for a hidden treasure of the Bourbon dynasty.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is played on the Nintendo 3DS. The game progresses as the player navigates the environment, puts together clues, and solves puzzles.

Plot[edit]

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights takes place in Paris at the end of the 19th century, during the Belle Époque. The protagonist of the game, the eccentric and mystery-solving archaeologist Doctor Jean-Pierre Lautrec, is a lecturer at the city's Museum of Natural History. Together with his assistant Sophie Coubertin, a university student, he comes into possession of a map that leads to a hidden treasure of Louis XIV of France. On their quest through Paris and the catacombs beneath it, Doctor Lautrec and Sophie are pursued by a crime syndicate and the Knights of the Iron Mask, an order of knights with iron masks and claws.[4][5][6][7]

Development[edit]

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights was designed, written, directed and produced by Zone of the Enders director Noriaki Okamura.[1] It was co-developed by Konami and Winkysoft,[1] and marked Okamura's first experience with the stereoscopic three-dimensional graphics of the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.[8] The game shares many aesthetic similarities to Level-5's Professor Layton series of adventure games, and Okamura said he is inspired by that series.[8]

Reception[edit]

The game was met with mixed reception. The UK Official Nintendo Magazine stated that the game had a lot of work put into it, but in general, slowly falls into repetition. The game also received a 69% "average" rating from the magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (May 13, 2011). "ドクターロートレックと忘却の騎士団プロモーションムービー Vol.1" (Flash Video). YouTube (in Japanese). YouTube, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Conditt, Jessica (2011-10-01). "If Doctor Lautrec is delayed on 3DS and you have a cold, what is √345 + 18?". Joystiq. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  3. ^ "ドクターロートレックと忘却の騎士団 【公式サイト】". Konami. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Developer Blog No 1: The birth of a new Game". GameTrailers. MTV Networks. May 12, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (December 17, 2010). "Konami's Slightly Professor Laytonish 3DS Title". Andriasang. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Doctor Lautrec makes appointment with 3DS". GameSpot. CBS Interactive Inc. April 13, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jackson, Mike (February 17, 2011). "Konami reveals new 3DS puzzle adventure". ComputerAndVideoGames.com. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Nützler, Jakob (May 3, 2011). "Interview: Noriaki Okamura zu Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights". Planet3DS.de (in German). 4Players GmbH. Archived from the original on May 29, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 

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