You may remember when we reported that Level-5 CEO Akihiko Hino announced that Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will be “Layton’s final adventure.” The implication was that the series could continue in some form, but that the eponymous puzzle expert would no longer star in the same style of portable titles. Now the company has unveiled their plans for the future of the brand.
Dubbed Layton 7, thee next entry in the franchise is a role-playing puzzle game. Level-5 announced the new direction at their annual Vision Event earlier today, saying, “Layton 7 is a puzzle game for the new generation that follows in the footsteps of the Professor Layton series.” The game is in development for 3DS, Android, and iOS. Gameplay involves taking on the role of one of many characters (pictured above) and earning points in various way.
No release date, localization confirmation, or price point is available at this time.