Professor Layton: The First Movie Set for January 2010

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by -GJ-, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. -GJ-

    -GJ- GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    The game developer Level5 revealed on Wednesday that the animated film version of its Professor Layton mystery games will be titled Professor Layton: The First Movie and will open in Japan in January 2010. In the original games, the archeologist Layton and his trusty assistant Luke solve mysteries in a fantasy setting through a series of puzzles. Castmembers Yo Oizumi (Brave Story, Howl's Moving Castle) and Maki Horikita (Densha Otoko series, Always: Sunset on Third Street) will reprise their respective roles of Layton and Luke.

    Level5 President Akihiro Hino is drafting an entirely new story for TOHO's film version. Hino designed all three Professor Layton games, and he has also directed both the Dragon Quest VIII role-playing game and the upcoming Dragon Quest IX game for Square Enix.

    Level5 first announced the existence of the anime project in September during its Level5 Vision 2008 event. The third Professor Layton game, Reiton-ky?ju to Saigo no Jikan Ryok?, has begun shipping in Japan on Thursday. There is also a live-action film in the works as well as a Professor Layton manga by Sakura Naoki in Shogakukan's Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic magazine.

  2. V!olaPlayer

    V!olaPlayer GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    United States
    Central Florida
    Oh, that's cool!

    Now we can all be lazy and watch the game on autoplay, lol.
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001

    I loved Professor Layton [​IMG] I hope they'll use the same style from the DS game cinematics [​IMG]
  4. Noitora

    Noitora ::

    Aug 9, 2007
    I'm gonna read the manga fo sure, I bet it's going to look awesome!
  5. Rowan

    Rowan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 7, 2007
    yay it will be awesome the first game had good storyline
    hopefully the film will too
  6. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    I thought a film was already out!

    If done well it could be a hit outside of Japan, the first game is doing really well over here so much that there is a lack of stock and various places have hiked up the price of it.

    Shit even my mum is addicted to it.
  7. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    I'm not that interested in it really... I liked the first game, and the style really helped with that. I'll certainly play the other games, but I'd rather watch the clips as a part of the game than seperately on the big screen...
  8. Mei-o

    Mei-o Generic Asian Kidâ„¢

    Jun 22, 2008
    Awesome! I've always been wishing for a Layton movie or a TV series(I still would've preferred a movie)!

    Aaaannnnddd a live-action movie? That's...
  9. Dark

    Dark GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 6, 2008
    United States
    I can't wait. I love professor layton games.
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