Another year and another Professor Layton game in Japan. During a Level 5 event they confirmed that the next title in the series, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, will be out some time in 2010. The game takes place in Casino City which was created by the Miracle Mask’s magical power. The Miracle Mask, which is the same mask Death Call wears in the Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute, is supposedly able to grant the wish of who ever possesses it, but it appears to be linked to some troublesome events in Casino City.
Level 5 didn’t go into much detail about the title, but they did say big changes are in store for the tried and true gameplay formula of the Professor Layton series.
Along side the announcement Level 5 also showed interest in producing a second Professor Layton movie, but it will most likely depend on how well the first movie preforms.
While the series is only on its second entry in both North America and Europe, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will be the fifth entry in Japan. Honestly, I don’t know if we will ever catch up with the Japanese releases. But unless you’re a Professor Layton fan who can read Japanese, prepare to wait quite some time to sink your teeth into this title.