Archaeologist and puzzle-solver Professor Layton is set to return in an all-new adventure that will take players deeper into the professor’s past than ever before. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, the latest game in Level-5′s popular puzzle-solving series will be available across Australia and New Zealand from the 27th October 2012 exclusively for Nintendo 3D consoles. The title will be available as a packaged game from retail outlets and simultaneously as a download via Nintendo eShop.
Featuring 150 brand new brainteasers and a new set of minigames courtesy of the Professor’s Trunk, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask also boasts 365 additional Daily Puzzles distributed via the Nintendo Network – one puzzle a day for a whole year from the day of the game’s launch.
The fifth game in the series sees you pick up with Layton, Luke and Emmy some time after the events of Professor Layton and the Last Specter. The intrepid trio is called upon to stop the mysterious Masked Gentleman from terrorizing the city of Monte d’Or with magically dark miracles, such as turning citizens to stone. The professor suspects the involvement of the Mask of Chaos, a mask rumoured to bestow great power upon whoever wears it. The revelation takes Layton back to a dark episode of his past, which may hold the solution to the problems of the present. These flashbacks introduce Layton’s parents and childhood friend Randall, and allow you to play as the 17 year-old Layton, who pays a high price for discovering his passion for archaeology.