Monday, October 17, 2011

Layton Brothers: Mystery Room Announced

The folks behind the Professor Layton series have just announced their latest game, titled Layton Brothers: Mystery Room. Here's the trailer.



I couldn't help but notice a few problems here...
  1. Professor Layton is not one of the Layton Brothers.
  2. In fact, one of the Layton Brothers is a girl.
  3. There are no Professor Layton characters anywhere in this game, even though it's supposed to be a Professor Layton spinoff.
So...Professor Layton has a brother and sister that we've never heard of before.  Okay.  They haven't gotten English names yet, so let's call the scientist one "Englebert" and the green one "Luigi".  You can expect to play Englebert and Luigi's murder mystery puzzle adventure game when it comes out, probably next year.

EDIT: Japanese readers have informed me that Englebert and Luigi are not Professor Layton's siblings.  Instead, they say that Englebert is supposed to be Professor Layton's son.  So...Layton has a son we've never heard about before.  Ditto for Englebert's unknown mother.  Oh my.  Layton's family tree just got immensely more complicated.

7 comments:

Sammy said...

Why do Japanese video game makers always pull never-before-heard-of characters out of thin air for their sequels? It happens all the time! I wish they would put some thought into it for once.

Hadley said...

@Sammy i know right? It's so stupid.

Airam said...

@Sammy LOL! I know right!?

Anonymous said...

WHAT?! O.o

Anonymous said...

Woah... WHY DOES PROFESSOR LAYTON HAVE A SON???!! This weird,wait a minute if he had a son that means he was either adopted, or he got married amd had his son

Diana said...

I'll say. Confusing as heck.

N00dl3G@1 said...

Maybe the scientist is a grown- up Luke. And the girl is Flora. I mean, Flora is already his daughter, so why not adopt the boy that you stole from his parents- I mean are guardian of?