Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy is out now for Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe both physically and digitally.
The Nintendo 3DS version of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy boasts more puzzles than any previous title in the series, and bonus puzzles will be available to download daily for one year starting from today.
With the famous Professor’s whereabouts unknown, his daughter Katrielle steps into the limelight, establishing her own detective agency and setting out to make a name for herself amidst the hustle and bustle of a Victorian-esque London. Joining Katrielle’s new crew are Ernest Greeves, a young Gressenheller University student who works as her assistant, and her first client Sherl, a talking dog with a sarcastic demeanour but a loyal heart.
Investigation, observation and lateral thinking are key skills that players will need in order to guide Katrielle and her companions through the many puzzles and challenges that await. Gameplay revolves around exploring London, chatting with the colourful local residents and business people you encounter, investigating areas of interest to find clues, hint coins and other items, and of course tackling the numerous puzzles that will pop up along the way.
The game features twelve different cases, which tie together into an overarching story featuring the seven Dragons – the “millionaires” of the game’s title – who are enigmatic and influential figures in the city of London. What conspiracy could they be hiding? It’s up to Katrielle to find out!
Players who fancy a break from the main business of clue-gathering and puzzle-solving can also enjoy three unlockable minigames. For example, in Hound in the Pound the goal is lead Sherl to an exit in a set number of moves, using switches to move blocks and alter his path. And for those who want to delve deeper into the world of Layton, there are a host of collectibles to find and plenty of scope for customisation, including the option to dress Katrielle in a variety of different outfits and redecorate the agency with a range of furniture items.
Check out the Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle & The Millionaires’ Conspiracy Launch Trailer: