According to a post on the official App Store Twitter account, the celebrated puzzle adventure game Professor Layton and the Curious Village is on its way to iOS.
Released for the Nintendo DS in Japan back in 2007, and in North America the year after, Curious Village is the first title in the immensely popular Professor Layton series. It was ported to mobile for the Japanese market in June this year, but this is the first time we’ve heard about an English language version for iOS. And we couldn’t be happier!
Coming soon to an App Store near you
For those who have never played it before, the game follows Professor Hershel Layton and apprentice Luke Triton as they set out to investigate a mystery in the fictitious village of St. Mystere.
It’s essentially a massive series of mini puzzles, bound together in a point-and-click adventure. There are some truly beautiful animations thrown in for good measure, and the results have sold well over a million copies worldwide — making this a sizable hit.
This isn’t the first time a Professor Layton game has landed on iOS. Back in 2017, the latest game in the series — Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy — landed in the App Store.
However, it wasn’t clear whether developers Level-5 would dig back into the archives to bring the rest of the series to iOS.
Other titles in the franchise include Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Layton Brothers: Mystery Room, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
If Professor Layton and the Curious Village takes iOS by storm, hopefully it won’t be long before its followed by the rest of the titles in the series.
There’s no release date or price announced yet for Curious Village on iOS. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy costs $15.99, which makes it pricier than most iOS games — but still cheaper than the Nintendo DS original.
Via: Touch Arcade