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Professor Layton Arrives on the 3DS

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask has been released in the US just in time for Halloween and as a bonus, gamers can download a new puzzle every day for the next year. So, what’s so special about Professor Layton on the 3DS?

Professor Hershel Layton

“This Halloween, we’re giving fans a spooky mystery that offers portable gaming fun all year round,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is the most immersive Layton mystery yet, and it’s the kind of uniquely entertaining, brain-teasing game that’s simply not available on any other system.”

Each time a player is presented with a puzzle in the game, the basic scenario is displayed on the Nintendo 3DS system’s top screen. Players then use the stylus on the touch-controlled lower screen to write, draw or drag objects as needed to solve the puzzle. Hint Coins can be collected and redeemed to provide help when players are stuck on a puzzle or elusive clue. There’s also space to write notes to help get through tricky puzzles, with the ability to use multiple pen colors. Players are rewarded for solving puzzles with Picarats, the in-game puzzle currency. The more accurate they are, the more Picarats they’ll receive. The game also includes minigames for an added layer of fun without the pressure of getting through the main storyline.
As an extra added bonus, if Club Nintendo members register the game before January 6th, 2013, they will receive a code to download Donkey Kong: Original Edition which wasn’t previously available in the US.
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