Unexpectedly announced as part of the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, Professor Layton and The New World of Steam has quickly got fans extremely excited to see another title in what was originally a finished franchise. Here’s everything we know about the next Professor Layton game.
Complete with puzzles, an adorable art design, and a thrilling story, Professor Layton has been a staple on Nintendo devices for decades, appearing on the original Nintendo DS from 2007 onwards. However, in 2013, the developers stopped making new titles for the franchise, leaving Layton in the dust.
Now, in 2023, a brand new Professor Layton game has been announced and fans are thrilled. So, we’ve put together everything you need to know about Professor Layton and The New World of Steam.
- Does Professor Layton have a release date?
- Professor Layton and The New World of Steam trailer
- What platforms will the game be available on?
Does Professor Layton and The New World of Steam have a release date?
Unfortunately not. Currently, Professor Layton and The New World of Steam doesn’t have a solidified release date or window, meaning we don’t yet know when we can expect the brilliant detective and his apprentice to grace our games.
When a release date is announced we will be updating this article so be sure to check back soon.
Professor Layton and The New World of Steam trailer
Released as part of the February 8, 2023 Nintendo Direct event, fans were surprised and thrilled to see the announcement of Professor Layton and The New World of Steam, even if it was only in the form of a short trailer. You can watch that teaser trailer below:
On March 9, 2023, developer Level 5 released a Japanese teaser trailer for The New World of Steam that gave much more background compared to the reveal trailer. In the teaser, fans learned that this next Layton adventure takes place a year after the events of the previous game: Unwound Future.
In New World of Steam, Professor Layton receives a letter from his apprentice Luke about a new mystery and invites him to visit a location in America called Steam Bison. Steam Bison is a place known for its advanced steam-powered technology which has “ushered in a new world,” which fans can see new glimpses of in the video.
According to the trailer’s second half, New World of Steam may also have some sort of city-development aspect, as the trailer says that “the more puzzles you solve, the more the city will develop.”
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In addition, the trailer sets up the fact that while Layton has become famous as a detective in London, he’s a complete unknown in America. On the other hand, his assistant Luke has already solved several mysteries during his time in America and has earned a reputation as “Detective Luke.”
While we still don’t have a set release date for this new Layton adventure, the new teaser trailer gave a much clearer idea of what the game will be like.
What platforms will Professor Layton and The New World of Steam be available on?
As it typically goes with most Professor Layton games, Professor Layton and The New World of Steam will be exclusive to the Nintendo platform, likely only being available for the Nintendo Switch.
There is no word regarding its transference to any other console, PC, or mobile platform.
That’s everything we currently know about Professor Layton and The New World of Steam. When more information is released, along with a release date, we will be updating this article so be sure to check back soon!