Professor Layton is a very text-heavy game. Not only is the story pretty deep and involved, but its core puzzle mechanics also require lots and lots of reading. As a result, localization takes a very long time. So when every other DS franchise moved on to the 3DS, Layton’s fourth DS game was still undergoing heavy translation.
The game was originally called Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute, but it’s been renamed Professor Layton and the Last Specter here in North America. It is pegged for an October 17th release date, so gamers experiencing Layton withdrawal won’t have to wait that much longer.
By Angelo M. D’Argenio