Puzzles can appear in the most unlikely of places. Take this press release, for example. Yes, it is announcing the upcoming launch of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS in stores and on the Nintendo eShop today, February 28th, but it is also contains two puzzles that are ready for solving. Can you break the code and reveal the hidden messages?
Discovering secrets and solving mind–bending puzzles is wHat Professor Layton does best. In the Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy game, Professor Layton and his faithful assistants Luke and Emmy board the airship Bostonius and journey to locations all over the world as they solve the grEatest puzzle mankind has ever faced. Their globe–spanning quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the ancient Azran civilization takes them to such exotic and mysterious locations as the snow–covered town of Froenborg and the lush jungles of Phong Gi.
The enteRtaining and challenging puzzles the series is known for return in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, only this time, these puzzles are more directly themed to the locations in which they’ve been found. One puzzle in Froenborg may ask players to identify the differences in crystal–like snowflakes, for instance, while a Metro–based puzzle will appear while traveling the buSy streets of London. In addition to more than 150 new puzzles in the game, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy features a new downloadable SpotPass puzzle every day for a year for players with a wireless Internet connection, beginning on February 28th.
“Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a must-have for longtime fans of the series who are excited to complete this latest trilogy of games. It is also a great starting point for first-time gamers looking to challenge themselves to the game’s wide variety of puzzles,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “The game is one of the many full, robust experiences that can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”
In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, players progress the twisting story by completing puzzles that include riddles, brainteasers and sHort, high–spirited action sequences. In addition to encountering the game’s numerous puzzles during the main story, other puzzles can be discovered by exploring the environment or speaking with certain characters. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is full of memorable new characters, as well as familiar favourites who make surprising returns.
As they explore the detailEd environments, players can find certain items on the screen like a pair of skis or a golden apple. There are 100 items in total scattered throughout the game’s world, and players can assign any three of these items as a challenge. These challenges are then sent via StreetPass to other players who are playing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and who have the StreetPass feature enabled. Once players who have accepted a challenge locate all of the items in the scavenger hunt, they will get reward points which can be traded for excLusive in–game items.