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Platform: Nintendo DS

Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (94 votes)

Released: 2010-09-12

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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future by Nintendo

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Brand: Nintendo Category: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo DS ESRB: Everyone 10+


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Description

Professor Layton receives a letter asking for help from Luke. The strange thing is that this letter is from 10 years in the future, and the Luke in question is not Professor Layton’s young apprentice, but rather his older self. According to the future Luke, the London of the future has been brought to the brink of ruin by Professor Layton’s future self, who is the head of the largest crime syndicate in town. It seems the only man who can save London and stop the evil Professor Layton of the future is Professor Layton himself.

Features

  • A large cast of eccentric non-player characters, as well as an invocative soundtrack designed to match the varied game environments and gameplay
  • More than 165 new puzzles weave seamlessly into the storyline, challenging player with fun, brain-teasing logic puzzles and riddles, and even new types of puzzles
  • This game features significantly more hand-drawn animated sequences and voice acting than the previous installment of the series
  • Players who are still stumped with a puzzle after three subtle hints can select the new “superhint” option to point them toward a solution
  • As with previous incarnations in the franchise, weekly downloadable puzzles will be available after launch for a limited time

Editorial Review

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is a unique puzzle adventure for Nintendo DS and DSi in which the player reveals the game's story and unravels its mystery little by little with each puzzle successfully solved. The third US release in the popular Professor Layton game franchise, Unwound Future contains the same addictive gameplay, hand-painted art style graphics and invocative music as its two predecessors, making it a must-have title for both new puzzle players and longtime fans of the series. Additional features include: 165 built-in puzzles, easy to use hint and game save systems and additional puzzles available for download on a weekly basis for a limited time following game launch.

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Story

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future places the professor and his trusted apprentice Luke at the center of a spellbinding adventure after they receive a strange letter – sent by Luke 10 years in the future. According to this message something is askew in the days to come. The London of the future is in chaos and disarray, and according to Luke, the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.

Luke and the Professor discovering that time travel has something to do with this adventure in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
An all-new Professor Layton puzzle adventure that mixes in the prospect of time travel.
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Gameplay

Like all games in the Professor Layton series Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is a single player puzzle adventure. Puzzles are essentially brainteasers touching on a large variety of puzzle types, including spatial orientation, logic, riddles and many more. The game's story reveals itself as the player successfully solves a minimum number of puzzles that she/he faces using the DS stylus to move throughout the game's hand-drawn style game environments. Success at puzzle solving earns the player in-game coins. A certain number of coins can also found by simply exploring the game environment. Players are given multiple chances to solve puzzles and when stuck can choose to spend coins in order to buy hints. The game keeps track of puzzles found, puzzles solved, the player's score and playing time, and features easy-to-use save functionality, a journal for note keeping and an area to save items found for later use. In addition to the game's 165 built-in puzzles, additional puzzles will be available for download on a weekly basis for a limited time after game launch.

Key Game Features

  • More than 165 new puzzles weave seamlessly into the storyline, challenging player with fun, brain-teasing logic puzzles and riddles, and even new types of puzzles
  • This game features significantly more hand-drawn animated sequences and voice acting than the previous installment of the series
  • Players who are still stumped with a puzzle after three subtle hints can select the new “superhint” option to point them toward a solution
  • As with previous incarnations in the franchise, weekly downloadable puzzles will be available after launch for a limited time
  • A large cast of eccentric non-player characters, as well as an invocative soundtrack designed to match the varied game environments and gameplay

Additional Screenshots

A sliding tile puzzle from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
165 brain-teasing puzzles.
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A visual puzzle from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
In-game hint system.
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A street scene with NPCs from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Eccentric characters.
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Sliding tunnel type puzzle from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Additional downloadable puzzles.
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More Details

Publisher: Nintendo Category: Puzzle Binding: Video Game Language: English

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