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While the Professor Layton series will continue in some form, tomorrow’s addition of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy to the 3DS eShop marks the end of the good Professor’s tenure as the face of the franchise. Also available on the 3DS eShop this week is Tappingo, a puzzle game of a different sort. Taking a bit of inspiration from Minesweeper, Tappingo is can be downloaded today.
Over on the Wii U eShop, Wii U owners will have a chance to download My Farm, a cartoony farm simulator.
Finally, the NES game Renegade is now available on both the 3DS eShop and the Wii U eShop. Renegade is the first game in the long-running “Kunio” series (which is better known in America as the River City Ransom series).
More details about all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)
Square Enix Montreal will attempt to go two-for-two in the reboot department this week with the release of Thief for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. After masterfully resurrecting the Deus Ex franchise a few years ago with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, gamers are optimistic about the first Thief game in a decade.
Also available this week is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), the concluding chapter in the “Lords of Shadow” saga. Know one knows what’s next for the Castlevania franchise, but its future looks bright on home consoles once again. Over in the handheld realm, another final chapter will be written as Nintendo and Level-5 will release Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for the 3DS. The Layton series will live on, but Azran Legacy will be the last game to star the good Professor himself.
Jumping from lasts to firsts, PopCap Games will release their first shooter game this week, the Xbox One/Xbox 360-exclusive Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. Finally this week, a pair of classic game collections will be available to purchase with your gaming dollar, both from Bandai Namco: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) and Pac-Man Museum (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Nintendo has announced that the final game in the Professor Layton series to star Layton himself, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, will be released in North America on February 28. to catch everyone up, the publisher has uploaded a brand new story trailer, which you can view above.
If you’re interested in Azran Legacy and you also live in Europe, you can skip the trailer. Instead, you should head down to your local game store and ask the shopkeep for a copy of the game as it went on sale across Europe last week.
Nintendo streamed another one of their Nintendo Direct presentations this morning and the big news out of Japan is that the company will publish the “final” Layton game next year. The game will be known as Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization A in Japan and likely something else when it makes its way to America (no North American date was announced).
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino introduced the teaser trailer above and (if you can understand Japanese) I’m sure it’s a hoot.
Don’t fret Layton fans, an American release date will surely be announced soon and while this is the final game starring Layton, it may not be the last game in the series.