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Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Three years before the events in the first game, Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark Triton. It states that “a mysterious giant shrouded in fog has been laying waste to our houses.” The professor heads to the town of Misthallery to investigate, and is joined by Emmy, his new assistant. What is the meaning of all the destruction, and is it related to the village’s folklore legend of a “specter”? The unfolding story details how Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, met.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter follows the structure that has become a staple for the series, in which the player is presented with a succession of puzzles scattered throughout the game world to solve with logic using the touchscreen, with bonus puzzles made available to download on a weekly basis.

In the Japanese and North American releases, the game also includes Professor Layton's London Life, a bonus role-playing game wherein the player’s character lives in Little London with Professor Layton and a number of characters from the series. Players can customize their character with special clothing and collect items and furniture. Some of these help the player’s character to enter certain areas of the city or perform tasks that help out the townspeople.

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Alternate Titles

  • "レイトン教授と魔神の笛" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Professor Layton und der Ruf des Phantoms" -- German title
  • "Professor Layton en de Melodie van het Spook" -- Dutch title
  • "Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call" -- UK title
  • "Professeur Layton et l'Appel du Spectre" -- French title
  • "Layton Kyōju to Majin no Fue" -- Japanese title
  • ""Il professor Layton e il Richiamo dello Spettro" -- " -- Italian title

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The Press Says

Modojo Oct 17, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Digital Chumps Oct 19, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 24, 2011 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Nov 25, 2011 84 out of 100 84
NGamer Nov 19, 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
Extreme Gamer Dec 05, 2011 7.8 out of 10 78
WiiDSFrance Dec 07, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.fr Nov 28, 2011 7 out of 10 70
God is a Geek Dec 19, 2011 6 out of 10 60
The Telegraph Dec 01, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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CrankyStorming (2724) added Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo DS) on Oct 22, 2011