Amazon.com has sent me a message, saying that the fourth Professor Layton game has been delayed for an unknown period of time. Previously, the tentative release date was "September". Now there isn't any release date at all.
I'm excited for the fourth game, because it means we are finally going to be caught up with Japan, when it comes to the Professor Layton games!
After the fourth game comes the Professor Layton movie. This movie is set in the universe of Game 4, not the universe of the original trilogy. That means it has a new female lead, a new main antagonist, and a new Scotland Yard Inspector. After playing the fourth game, we'll finally know who these characters are, and we'll be able to understand the movie!
I'm still not sure why they released the movie in the UK last year. Who releases a spinoff movie before releasing the original that the spinoff was based on?
Okay, so once the fourth game is released, the Layton fans are all going to play it, then watch the Layton movie on YouTube. That'll almost get us all caught up with Japan. The only thing left for us to play is the Layton 3DS game, which will probably arrive next year.
Also, Layton 3DS sort of looks ugly and blocky.
Of course, Japan is probably going to announce the release dates of the sixth Professor Layton game, along with the Phoenix Wright/Professor Layton crossover. We know those games are in development, even if the details about them have been kept under wraps. But until those release dates are announced, for a brief period time, we will only be one game behind Japan, not two! Hooray!