Professor Layton ships

by: Chuck -
Nintendo would like you to be aware that Professor Layton and the Curious Village has shipped to stores.  The DS games has you trying to find some hidden treasure in the village of St. Mystere (which is 10 miles south of Enigmaville) as well as finding out who murdered on of the cities inhabitants.  The game's hand-drawn animation style does look engaging and the Wi-Fi connection features do sound interesting.
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Move over, Sherlock Holmes!
There's a new Brit in town. The Feb. 10 launch of Professor Layton and the
Curious Village(TM) brings a world of riddles, secrets and brainteasers to the
portable Nintendo DS(TM). The puzzle-filled game provides hours of
mind-bending game play, thick story plots, funny, eccentric characters and a
double murder-mystery.
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In the curious village of St. Mystere, a wealthy baron passes away. His
will reveals that a treasure is hidden someplace inside the village. Unable to
locate the treasure, the baron's family calls upon renowned archaeologist and
puzzle expert Professor Layton for help. Upon his arrival, the search for the
treasure is interrupted by the suspicious death of another member of the
family. Now with two mysteries on his hands, Professor Layton must work his
way through the village's many challenges to get to the truth.
"Professor Layton and the Curious Village combines a mix of clever
storyline and brainy twists," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's
executive vice president of sales & marketing. "Like the Brain Age titles
before it, this new puzzle genre requires players to use their minds as much
as their thumbs. The strong story, charming hand-drawn animation and fully
voiced movies appeal to hard-core gamers and casual gamers alike."
Players will tackle brain twisters ranging from mazes and riddles to logic
and sliding puzzles as Professor Layton progresses through an engaging 19th
century anime-styled mystery. Touch-screen controls make working through the
game a snap for players of all skill levels. What's more, for a limited time
new puzzles will be available weekly for download via Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi
Connection for extended replay value. The Professor Layton series is already a
smash hit in Japan, where each succeeding game outsold the one before it. For
more information about the U.S. game, visit http://www.ProfessorLaytonDS.com.

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