The New Layton Game Is Called Lady Layton 

The New Layton Game Is Called Lady Layton 
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Level-5’s Layton series has a new protagonist. Meet Lady Layton.

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

Set in London, the game follows the adventures of the lead character Cattley Eyl Layton, who is the daughter of Professor Layton.

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

The game’s Japanese voice actors were also announced yesterday.

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

Lady Layton‘s animation sequences are being handled by A-1 Pictures, and the game is heading to iOS/Android and the Nintendo 3DS.

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

(Image: Game Watch Impress)

[Image: Game Watch Impress]

(Image via オレ的)

[Image via オレ的]

According to Game Watch Impress, Lady Layton is slated for a spring 2017 release in Japan (so autumn in Australia). No word yet on a Western release.

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  • According to Game Watch Impress, Lady Layton is slated for a spring 2017 release in Japan (so autumn in Australia). No word yet on a Western release.

    Yet another reason to make my last shot at learning Japanese count; so I can play this game if the big wigs don’t release it in the west.

  • As a straight white male, I for one cannot stand for this blatant pandering to *gasps* females with female lead characters

    • This is actually a better way of catering to fans who want a female lead than gender swapping the main character. Far better to have a new character that can be developed rather than just swapping pronouns.

  • I have never played a Layton game but now I feel like I should just to find out who the mother is. It’s one of those weird things I need to know when a main character suddenly has a child without ever having had any love interests or romances shown previously.

    • There is a sort of past love interest in the last game, so maybe the mother is related to that storyline?

  • Whoever translated that name as “Cattley Eyl” needs to hit the books and revise their katakana! 😉

    There’s no indication of any space between the syllables in her first name (usually a dot, like the one separating her first name from her surname), so her name is actually “Katrielle”, which is a real girl’s name.

    As a side note, I wonder if this game is going to recognize Layton’s son from that other mobile game set in the Layton universe? You know, the one who looks nothing like Layton whatsoever?

  • I’d ask what happen to Layton’s adopted daughter but I don’t think I want to know

    and honestly I’m wary of playing this game because I’ve been burned by Layton’s deeply unfair mystery storylines one too many times. Even Layton vs Ace Attorney, which absolutely has to be solvable by the player because of the format of the game, managed to get in a completely implausible twist.

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