Akira Tago, Professor Layton's Puzzle Master, Has Passed Away at Age 90

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    Akira Tago, the mastermind, best-selling author, psychologist, puzzle-creating extraordinaire for Level-5's Layton series, has unfortunately passed away at the age of 90.

    The news is just breaking today here in the states.

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    As an enormous fan of the Layton games, this saddens me deeply. You were a creative and beautiful mind Akira Tago. And you will be fondly remembered, and greatly missed. Thank you for your work.
     


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    Just shared the news with me mum, who is a big fan of the Layton series.

    RIP lad, cheers for the games!
     
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    Yet another great man. He will be missed.
     
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    R.I.P. :(
     
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    I have always loved PL games. May this great man R.I.P

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    I loved every Layton game, and hearing this is terrible news. His puzzles were always amazing, and it really made the game.

    Rest in peace
     
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    There are three coffins. The red one has two handles. The blue has one handle but is over 5'8". The green one etc etc...

    Oddly enough, that's the first thing I did upon hearing the news.
     
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    Rest in peace Akiro Tago and Eric Medalle (The Pokemon Company international Creative Director)
     
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    Professor Layton is one of my all time favorites, and not a lot of games/franchises earn that honor of mine. You will be missed.
     
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    R.I.P. Trully an amazing man and a genius... :/
     
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    Damn....his games were the shit
     
  14. HaloEffect17

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    My thoughts will be with Mr. Tago. He will truly be missed.
     
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    May he rest in peace, I personaly love the layton puzzles.
     
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    Rest in peace brother Akira Tago.
     
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    Wow....this year, added with how many deaths happened last year, just keeps getting worse... RIP and thanks for the great Layton puzzles:yaynds:
     
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    R.I.P. Akira Tago. His puzzles are the reason why Professor Layton is the best puzzle game series, in my opinion.
     
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