Layton takes the case! The Professor Layton for Smash Ultimate support thread! Unwound/Lost Future HD out now!

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I am going to write me a Professor Layton Fanfiction.
I've already got the general gist of the story, it's gonna feature a much older Layton (Late 60's?) after retiring from his post at Gressenheller University, as he finds himself caught up in a revolutionary/civil war where a novelist that helped Layton overcome his grief following
Claire's first Death
is one of the leading figures in the conflict.
Old friends and foes from past games appear, exploring themes like existentialism, determinism vs free will and the importance of hope on the way, as Layton's story arc is brought to a closing finality in his last adventure.

It's going to be called "Professor Layton and The Final Freedom War" although I'm not 100% happy with that title yet. Lacks the Layton title magic.

Anyway, I've gotten in to reading more and more Layton fan content since I found out that the Series has had a few novels that haven't been translated into English yet. Wonder why Level-5 doesn't think it's worth the effort, they could at least just translate them and have them published as E-Books if the cost of paper and Ink deters them from trying it out.
im writing a story atm with a character slightly based on Layton
 
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nintendo uk's store has got millionaire's conspiracy in a mental well being section, along with captain toad. i found it very pleasing to see those two together

also interesting to note it was the only non nintendo game in the selection
Oh that's neat, nice to know that NoE is still working with Level-5 to promote the series.

I am going to write me a Professor Layton Fanfiction.
I've already got the general gist of the story, it's gonna feature a much older Layton (Late 60's?) after retiring from his post at Gressenheller University, as he finds himself caught up in a revolutionary/civil war where a novelist that helped Layton overcome his grief following
Claire's first Death
is one of the leading figures in the conflict.
Old friends and foes from past games appear, exploring themes like existentialism, determinism vs free will and the importance of hope on the way, as Layton's story arc is brought to a closing finality in his last adventure.

It's going to be called "Professor Layton and The Final Freedom War" although I'm not 100% happy with that title yet. Lacks the Layton title magic.

Anyway, I've gotten in to reading more and more Layton fan content since I found out that the Series has had a few novels that haven't been translated into English yet. Wonder why Level-5 doesn't think it's worth the effort, they could at least just translate them and have them published as E-Books if the cost of paper and Ink deters them from trying it out.
That's nice to hear, I do enjoy the fan content Layton fans tend to make, the series lends itself well for further mystery plots and all.

Level-5 generally tends to prioritise Japan for their multimedia stuff I suppose, they have released some other media in regards to the Layton series in a few European territories, unfortunately barely any English releases though...



In regards to the hamster from Elysian Box, I thought the rodent in :ulthero2: pocket looked a little familiar when I first saw it, then I remembered the hamster from Layton, then I remembered Level-5 made both the Layton series and the Dragon Quest game that :ulthero2: came from.

Might have been a potential little easter egg, pretty neat if so.
 
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In regards to the hamster from Elysian Box, I thought the rodent in :ulthero2: pocket looked a little familiar when I first saw it, then I remembered the hamster from Layton, then I remembered Level-5 made both the Layton series and the Dragon Quest game that :ulthero2: came from.

Might have been a potential little easter egg, pretty neat if so.
huh i just had a go DQ8 and did not pick up on that similarity

then again the game was a tad boring
 
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Its finally happening Layton lads!

Unwound/Lost Future HD will be coming out in ten days wordwide and seems like Level-5 is holding an art competition to celebrate the release of the game.

Glad to know they learned from their mistake with the first two games and are actually going out of their way to market the game and spread the word of mouth. Here's hoping it does well.
 
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Its finally happening Layton lads!



Unwound/Lost Future will be coming out in ten days wordwide and seems like Level-5 is holding an art competition to celebrate the release of the game.



Glad to know they learned from their mistake with the first two games and are actually going out of their way to market the game and spread the word of mouth. Here's hoping it does well.
Nice! :D Looking forward to it.

The dodge of Level-5 in the last Mii Fighter Costume showcase made me more positive on a possible Layton/Level-5 reveal. I heavily believe at least one new Japanese third party will join as DLC in this round, just as Square Enix and SNK did in their DLC rounds. On the topic of DLC not being as expensive this time, I can't believe Layton will be that expensive when you're also looking at other characters from even bigger companies like Crash, Doomguy or Master Chief.
 
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Nice! :D Looking forward to it.

The dodge of Level-5 in the last Mii Fighter Costume showcase made me more positive on a possible Layton/Level-5 reveal. I heavily believe at least one new Japanese third party will join as DLC in this round, just as Square Enix and SNK did in their DLC rounds. On the topic of DLC not being as expensive this time, I can't believe Layton will be that expensive when you're also looking at other characters from even bigger companies like Crash, Doomguy or Master Chief.
I think Level-5 would be about as hard to deal with as Atlus and SNK, Hino himself has had expressed high interest in seeing his content in Smash for a very long time now so I doubt he would make it all that difficult for Nintendo and Sakurai to licence their content for Smash.

Here's hoping for the best.

At least we covered the relevancy factor for this year thanks to this HD port. Hopefully we'll finally be hearing of the new entry sometime next year.
 
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Hmm I wonder if there’s a possibility that the original trilogy games could get Bundled together for a console release?
Only time will tell I suppose.
There was that whole thing with CV HD potentially getting a Switch release so perhaps they will do like LFHD and release the entire trilogy wordwide simultaneously. But who knows I guess, we'll probably have to wait a while for that for now.

Also inb4 they took so long to bring us Unwound/Lost Future HD was just so they could make a time joke for it! (Probably also because its the game's tenth anniversary, which is fitting for a game about travelling ten years into the future)
At least mobile will expose the franchise to non-gamers.

Can any of you draw for that art contest?
The franchise always performed best with non gamers anyway, which is probably why Level-5's been pushing mobile support for the series since that's pretty much where most of the DS/Wii era casual gamers have moved on to. Hopefully with the likes of Brain Age and Clubhouse Games doing well on Switch will encourage Level-5 to bring in the series over to the Switch as well. Or at least a potential brand new entry.

I'd love to post a little something there, but I'm not sure how well my art would do there haha. I've looked up the tag, there are already a bunch of amazing artwork posted there, definitely worth taking a look. (Potential spoilers though for those who are new to the game so take a look at your own risk)
 
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Unwound/Lost Future HD will be coming out in ten days wordwide and seems like Level-5 is holding an art competition to celebrate the release of the game.
Woo-hoo! Well, this is nice to have formally confirmed. 10 days away isn't a bad wait either! I do wish I had enough space on my phone's storage to get more games haha...

Hmm I wonder if there’s a possibility that the original trilogy games could get Bundled together for a console release?
I think Curious Village had a Switch listing leaked by the localization team, like, a year ago? Who knows if that was just a clerical error at this point though...
 
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I can't wait for a whole new generation of players to suffer in HD.
It will be glorious indeed. I'm glad me holding off replaying Lost Future has payed off.

Also welcome to Smashboards Detectively!


This one knows whats up. :4villagerf:
 
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Level-5 just released a trailer for Unwound/Lost Future HD, it does contain some spoilers though so be warned if you never played the game before.
So far nothing really new has been shown off yet, which is a bit of a bummer since I would have loved to have seen the artwork from the instruction manual put into the game and maybe one or two new cutscenes like they did with Curious Village HD but oh well.

Game's still gonna be good.

Also, Level-5 seem to really enjoy showing off that the series has sold over 17 million copies, not that I can blame them, its their highest selling game franchise to date, they should be proud. Hopefully that will encourage them to continue supporting the series for a while longer...
 
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Level-5 just released a trailer for Unwound/Lost Future HD, it does contain some spoilers though so be warned if you never played the game before.



So far nothing really new has been shown off yet, which is a bit of a bummer since I would have loved to have seen the artwork from the instruction manual put into the game and maybe one or two new cutscenes like they did with Curious Village HD but oh well.

Game's still gonna be good.

Also, Level-5 seem to really enjoy showing off that the series has sold over 17 million copies, not that I can blame them, its their highest selling game franchise to date, they should be proud. Hopefully that will encourage them to continue supporting the series for a while longer...
whoa thats the biggest spoiler of all the end of the uk trailer
 
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Level-5 just released a trailer for Unwound/Lost Future HD, it does contain some spoilers though so be warned if you never played the game before.



So far nothing really new has been shown off yet, which is a bit of a bummer since I would have loved to have seen the artwork from the instruction manual put into the game and maybe one or two new cutscenes like they did with Curious Village HD but oh well.

Game's still gonna be good.

Also, Level-5 seem to really enjoy showing off that the series has sold over 17 million copies, not that I can blame them, its their highest selling game franchise to date, they should be proud. Hopefully that will encourage them to continue supporting the series for a while longer...
They're still spoiling their mystery games in the trailers huh?
 
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They're still spoiling their mystery games in the trailers huh?
Yeah I mean, I know that those tend to be the more hype parts in the games, thus making them good trailer material and all, but still...

Guess we don't have to worry too much about any sort of spoilerific restrictions in Layton's moveset from Level-5 if Sakurai where to develop him, not like Sakurai himself cares much about spoilers to begin with or anything.... :zeldamelee::sheikmelee:
 
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Yeah I mean, I know that those tend to be the more hype parts in the games, thus making them good trailer material and all, but still...

Guess we don't have to worry too much about any sort of spoilerific restrictions in Layton's moveset from Level-5 if Sakurai where to develop him, not like Sakurai himself cares much about spoilers to begin with or anything.... :zeldamelee::sheikmelee:
Smash is for people who played the source games, basically. In that sense, it's like Tuesday for Layton. :drshrug:

On the bright side, with the first trilogy all officially out, perhaps a Switch collection is in the cards.

By the way, does anyone know how they made the final puzzle in Pandora's Box work on mobile?
Probably so. While some SKUs were sighted recently, I kind of doubt they'd be related to a series collection specifically. But we'll see.
 
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On the bright side, with the first trilogy all officially out, perhaps a Switch collection is in the cards.

By the way, does anyone know how they made the final puzzle in Pandora's Box work on mobile?
Who knows, only time will tell I suppose. I think Level-5 is fairly well aware of the demand for a Switch release since their twitter pages are filled with people asking for the HD remasters to be brought over there.

There is a circle that you have to tap on a number of times, I don't remember if that was also there in the original DS version, I do remember spending a lot of time blowing at my phone like a moron in the HD version though...:mad088:


Smash is for people who played the source games, basically. In that sense, it's like Tuesday for Layton. :drshrug:
Actually thinking about it now, their initial tweet is very ironic now considering what they tend to do with their trailers to begin with....



Anyway, the remaster will finally launch tomorrow, I wish those who are going to play it lots of fun!
 
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Who knows, only time will tell I suppose. I think Level-5 is fairly well aware of the demand for a Switch release since their twitter pages are filled with people asking for the HD remasters to be brought over there.

There is a circle that you have to tap on a number of times, I don't remember if that was also there in the original DS version, I do remember spending a lot of time blowing at my phone like a moron in the HD version though...:mad088:



Actually thinking about it now, their initial tweet is very ironic now considering what they tend to do with their trailers to begin with....





Anyway, the remaster will finally launch tomorrow, I wish those who are going to play it lots of fun!
"a true gentleman never reveals spoiler"? check your own trailers guys
 
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what would be the point in leaking an hd remake
Eh some people do like their rumours and leaks, even for Layton.
I think its just them having some tongue in cheek fun or something, much like the "Its about time" line at the release date due to how long this remaster took to come out compared to the first two.
 
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Eh some people do like their rumours and leaks, even for Layton.


I think its just them having some tongue in cheek fun or something, much like the "Its about time" line at the release date due to how long this remaster took to come out compared to the first two.
anyone else think landon and desmond sycamore look similar, when i first saw the trailer for asrant legacy i thought it was landon. until i saw a pic of him with descole's valet and knew right away who he was
 
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Eh some people do like their rumours and leaks, even for Layton.


I think its just them having some tongue in cheek fun or something, much like the "Its about time" line at the release date due to how long this remaster took to come out compared to the first two.
Hmmm, that cover art with all the Layton cover looks familiar. Is it on the web?
 
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