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The Professor Layton video game series is a franchise of puzzle games produced and developed by Level-5, with some games being published by Nintendo outside Japan. The series is primarily based on games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS systems. It debuted on February 15, 2007 with Reiton-kyōju to Fushigi na Machi (レイトン教授と不思議な町?, Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village),[1] eventually localized as Professor Layton and the Curious Village in the North American and PAL regions.

The series focuses on Professor Hershel Layton, an archaeologist, and his apprentice, Luke Triton, and their investigations into various mysterious towns. Often, they encounter people who require the player to solve puzzles or brain teasers in exchange for small trinkets or picarats, which is the score system used within the games. Currently there are six games in the main series, all of which have been released outside Japan. Additionally, there have been three novels as well as an animated movie, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.[2] The series has been financially successful, with over 15 million units having been shipped of the games alone.[3] The idea for the franchise was conceived by Akihiro Hino, and was originally intended to be a successor to Nintendo's Brain Age series.[4]

Video games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP: February 15, 2007[1]
  • NA: February 10, 2008[5]
  • EU: November 7, 2008[6]
  • AU: April 10, 2008
Release years by system:
2007 - Nintendo DS
2008 - Mobile phone[7]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Fushigi na Machi (レイトン教授と不思議な町?, Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village).
  • The game contains 135 puzzles, not including those downloaded online.[8]
  • A password found in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box gives access to concept art.[9]
  • Mobile phone version released in Japan in May 2008.[7]



Original release date(s):
  • JP: November 29, 2007[11]
  • NA: August 24, 2009[10]
  • EU: September 25, 2009[12]
  • AU: September 24, 2009
  • KOR: September 8, 2011
Release years by system:
2007 - Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Akuma no Hako (レイトン教授と悪魔の箱?, Professor Layton and Pandora's Box).
  • Known in PAL regions as Professor Layton and Pandora's Box.[12]
  • The game contains 153 puzzles, not including those downloaded online.[13]
  • A password found in Professor Layton and the Curious Village provides a bonus puzzle.[14]
  • A password found in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future gives access to concept art.[15]



Original release date(s):
  • JP: November 27, 2008[17]
  • NA: September 12, 2010[16]
  • EU: October 21, 2010[18]
  • AU: October 21, 2010
Release years by system:
2008 - Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokō (レイトン教授と最後の時間旅行?, Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel).
  • Known in PAL regions as Professor Layton and the Lost Future.[18]
  • The game contains 168 puzzles, not including those downloaded online.[19]
  • A password found in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box provides a bonus puzzle.[20]



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2009 - Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Majin no Fue (レイトン教授と魔神の笛?, Professor Layton and the Devil's Flute).[22]
  • Known in PAL regions as Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call.[23]
  • A prequel to the Professor Layton series, set three years prior to the events of Professor Layton and the Curious Village.
  • The game contains 170 puzzles, not including those downloaded online.
  • Also includes a 100-hour RPG known as Professor Layton's London Life in the Japanese,[24] North American,[21] and Australian[25] versions.
  • London Life is known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju no Rondon Raifu (レイトン教授のロンドンライフ?, Professor Layton's London Life).



Original release date(s):
  • JP: February 26, 2011[26]
  • EU: October 26, 2012
  • NA: October 28, 2012
Release years by system:
2011 - Nintendo 3DS[27]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Kiseki no Kamen (レイトン教授と奇跡の仮面?, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles).[26]



Original release date(s):
  • JP: February 28, 2013
  • EU: November 8, 2013
  • NA: February 28, 2014
Release years by system:
2013 - Nintendo 3DS
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Chō-Bunmei Ē no Isan (レイトン教授と超文明Aの遺産?, Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization A).



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2017 - Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Redi Reiton: Fugō-ō Ariadone no Inbō (レディレイトン 富豪王アリアドネの陰謀?).


Crossover games[edit]

Title Details
Professor Layton Royale

Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2011 - Mobile phone
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju Rowaiyaru (レイトン教授 ロワイヤル?, Royal Professor Layton).[30]
  • Crossover game based on DeNA's Royale series of social games.[28]



Original release date(s):
  • JP: November 29, 2012[31]
  • EU: March 28, 2014
  • NA: August 29, 2014
Release years by system:
2012 - Nintendo 3DS[27]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju VS Gyakuten Saiban (レイトン教授 VS 逆転裁判?, Professor Layton vs. Turnabout Trial).
  • Crossover game featuring the protagonists from the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney series.


Other games[edit]

Title Details
Layton-kyōju to Rondon no Kyūjitsu

Original release date(s):
  • JP: September 21, 2007
Release years by system:
2007 - Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Rondon no Kyūjitsu (レイトン教授とロンドンの休日?, Professor Layton's London Holiday).
  • Included as a demo in the promotional Level-5 Premium Silver collection, given away at Tokyo Game Show 2007.


Professor Layton and the Mansion of the Deathly Mirror

Original release date(s):
  • JP: October 10, 2008
Release years by system:
2008 - Mobile phone
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Shi-kyō no kan (レイトン教授と死鏡の館?, Professor Layton and the Mansion of the Deathly Mirror).

Original release date(s):
  • JP: September 21, 2012[32]
  • EU: June 27, 2013
  • NA: June 27, 2013
Release years by system:
2012 - iOS[32]
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton Burazāzu Misuterī Rūmu (レイトンブラザーズ・ミステリールーム?, Layton Brothers Mystery Room).[32]
  • Originally conceived as Mystery Room (in Japan, Misuterī Rūmu (ミステリールーム?, Mystery Room)), a title in the Atamania series.[32]
  • The main character is Professor Layton's son, Alfendi Layton.[32]


Other media[edit]

Animated movies[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP: December 19, 2009[2]
  • EU: October 18, 2010
  • NA: November 8, 2011
[33]
Release years by system:
2009 - Animated film
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Eien no Utahime (レイトン教授と永遠の歌姫?, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva).[34]
  • Also known as Professor Layton: The First Movie.[2]
  • Has a running time of 97 minutes.


Printed media[edit]

Novels[edit]

Title Release date ISBN Media type
Layton-kyōju to Samayoeru Shiro December 19, 2008 ISBN 978-4-09-289717-5 Novelization
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Samayoeru Shiro (レイトン教授とさまよえる城?, Professor Layton and the Wandering Castle).[35]
  • The novel is 320 pages long.[35]
Layton-kyōju to Kaijin Goddo December 16, 2009 ISBN 978-4-09-289724-3 Novelization
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Kaijin Goddo (レイトン教授と怪人ゴッド?, Professor Layton and the Phantom Deity).[36]
  • The novel is 324 pages long.[36]
Layton-kyōju to Gen'ei no Mori December 15, 2010 ISBN 978-4-09-289729-8 Novelization
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Gen'ei no Mori (レイトン教授と幻影の森?, Professor Layton and the Illusory Forest).[37]
  • The novel is 324 pages long.[37]

Manga[edit]

Title Release date ISBN Media type
Layton-kyōju to Yukai na Jiken Vol. 1 - November 27, 2008
Vol. 2 - November 27, 2009
Vol. 3 - November 26, 2010
Vol. 1 - ISBN 978-4-09-140768-9
Vol. 2 - ISBN 978-4-09-140859-4
Vol. 3 - ISBN 978-4-09-141144-0
Manga
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Yukai na Jiken (レイトン教授とユカイな事件?, Professor Layton and the Cheerful Mystery).
  • Three volumes published from 2008-2010
Layton-kyōju to Mayoi no Mori December 11, 2009 ISBN 978-4-09-140883-9 Manga
Notes:
  • Known in Japan as Reiton-kyōju to Mayoi no Mori (レイトン教授と迷いの森?, Professor Layton and the Lost Forest).

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Release date Length Label
Professor Layton Main Theme Trilogy CD November 27, 2008[38] 7:30[38] Level-5
Professor Layton and the Curious Village Original Soundtrack December 24, 2008[39] 1:15:48[39] FRAME
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Original Soundtrack December 24, 2008[40] 1:14:14[40] FRAME
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Original Soundtrack January 21, 2009[41] 1:12:31[41] FRAME
Professor Layton Series Soundtrack Premium CD January 21, 2009 4:15 FRAME
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Original Soundtrack December 16, 2009[42] 1:04:28[42] FRAME
The Eternal Diva / Janice Quatlane December 16, 2009[43] 19:13[43] Pony Canyon
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Original Soundtrack January 23, 2010[44] 1:02:36[44] FRAME
"Professor Layton VS Gyakuten Saiban" Original Soundtrack with Special Anime Film November 29, 2012[44] 9:23 Level 5
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Magical Mystery Music April 10, 2013[44] 2:55:04 Suleputer

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