Thursday, September 22, 2011

Professor Layton's London Life is going to look great, at the very least

I don't know about you, but the main reason I'm looking forward to Professor Layton and the Last Specter's North American release on Oct. 17 is that it will include a "100-hour RPG" called London Life.

Actually, the word on the street is that London Life isn't really an RPG. A much more accurate way to describe this unlocked-right-from-the-start bonus content, it seems, would be to call it a two-dimensional Animal Crossing clone that looks like Mother 3 and stars characters from the Professor Layton series.

Thankfully, those assertions seem to be at least partially supported by the trailer above, which hit YouTube yesterday thanks to the folks at

How many of you are planning to pick up a copy of this, the fourth installment in Level-5's Professor Layton series? Also, to those of you who answered in the positive: Are you doing so because of London Life, or is that just the icing on this pixelated, puzzling cake?

See also: 'Let's Play: Which Box Art is Better? (Professor Layton and the Last Specter edition)'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, it's the FIRST game, chronologically, so that's a good place as any to pick the series back up, right? That's what I keep telling myself to justify the fact that really the only reason I want it so much is because of the Mother 3-esque Animal Crossing Layton game. That sounds like maybe the greatest mashup of all time.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, you're right about this one being the first, chronologically speaking, and that's definitely as good as reason as any to pick it up. I'm with you, though, in thinking that London Life is the *real* reason I'll be picking it up. Hope it's fun!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Even if it's not the most fun game, it looks great! Plus, a Layton entry is never bad, so there's always that.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, that's true -- even if London Life is an attractive dud, there's still the main game to enjoy. Still, I hope London Life is at least somewhat enjoyable.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Me, too. Not-so-secretly, I'd be sad if it sucked.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Me, too. I have a feeling we'll at least partially enjoy it.