With an older, learned gentleman in a silly hat determined to solve mysteries alongside his young assistant, Konami's Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights for the Nintendo 3DS could easily be confused with Nintendo's Professor Layton at first glance. Let's look a little deeper.
It's impossible not to compare Konami's upcoming 3DS game with Level-5's acclaimed series of Nintendo DS puzzle games, but once you look past the similar themes, character dynamics, and graphic style in Doctor Lautrec there seems to be a bit more to the gameplay that solving riddles.
While we're only given a brief flash of the gameplay in this first trailer for the game, the exploration elements and 3D animated cut scenes certainly set the game apart. You'll still be solving puzzles and riddles, but you'll be able to scrutinize objects from all directions using the Nintendo handheld's 3D capabilities, upping Layton's game with an additional dimension.
Doctor Lautrec and his assistant Sophie's quest to uncover the treasure of Louis XIV kicks off this (northern) summer on the Nintendo 3DS.