The main character in the Professor Layton games is Professor Hershel Layton, a renowned archaeologist and professor at Gressenheller University, as well as a polite and well-spoken gentleman.
He is called to solve various mysteries in different places, due to his connections to various people and his large range of expertise.
Which seems to make perfect sense, since the 3DS offers no real advantage to playing the game and the casual audience which enjoys the series’ gentle logic puzzles is far more likely to own a smartphone than a video game console. Layton’s Mystery Journey is £16 (£18 on Android), which is likely to be more than half the price of the 3DS version when it’s finally released.
Nintendo has no need to rush such a decision, but the uncertainty does leave third party 3DS franchises in an awkward position.
The obvious answer is to move to other mobile devices, and that’s just what Professor Layton and his offspring has done.
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 eventually localized as Professor Layton and the Curious Village in the North American and PAL regions.
Professor Layton is always accompanied by his apprentice, Luke Triton, a cheerful and curious boy who brings a touch of humor to the story of Layton.