LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is coming to iOS/Android on July 20 and Nintendo 3DS in early Fall 2017
To celebrate the game’s launch, LEVEL-5 and SCRAP (known for its “Real Escape Game”) are bringing to life LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING, an unprecedented 10-country promotion that challenges Layton fans to solve 50 puzzles around the world starting TODAY in Japan.
LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING will be held over a three-month period, between June 20 (Tuesday) and September 21 (Thursday). Starting in Japan, the event will expand to nine other countries. In fact, the inaugural puzzle will be presented today by Pikotaro, creator of the viral song “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”:
* Players can save answers, connect with others, and maximize their puzzle-solving experience by (optionally) linking to a Google or Twitter account.
Pikotaro’s enigmatic song will kick things off! Puzzles will pop up in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, and more. Try and solve them all!
JUNE 20 (Tuesday)
1. Look out for the “I Have a Puzzle…” song on YouTube
2. Pikotaro will present the first puzzle.
Though you might normally think of pineapple-pens when you see him, Pikotaro will don Layton’s signature hat and sing the first puzzle.
Participate in the REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING adventure by going to the official website.
To join, simply search for “layton.world”!
Neither registration nor download will be required to try your hand at puzzle solving!
* You can save your answers, connect with people around the world, and maximize your puzzle-solving experience by optionally linking your Google or Twitter account.
Investigate with detectives globally in your native language via the real-time translation system “TRANSLAYTON”!
Uncover hints with people from around the world.
The TRANSLAYTON system was developed to bridge international divides by enabling people to chat regardless of language in real time and share puzzle information.
Utilizing the speed and accuracy of Google Translate’s AI, a myriad of languages will be instantly translated into your preferred tongue.
Pikotaro’s enigmatic song will kick things off! Puzzles will pop up in Tokyo, London, and other cities!
A giant object will appear in Shibuya followed by other mysterious happenings at Waterloo Station and other locations. These puzzles will transcend borders and unfold in various places worldwide.
June 20th (Tuesday)
Look out for the “I Have a Puzzle…” song on YouTube
Pikotaro will present the first puzzle on YouTube.
Though you might normally think of pineapple-pens when you see him, Pikotaro will don Layton’s signature silk hat and sing the first puzzle.
June 23rd (Friday) – 30th (Friday)
Sink your teeth into the “Chew On This” Puzzle in Shibuya
A larger-than-life character holding a silk hat will appear somewhere in Shibuya! Pay attention to that top hat if you want to top Kat…
June 30th (Monday) – July 2nd (Sunday)
Hang in Suspense for “A Bridge Puzzle” in San Francisco
A puzzle panel will appear in a popular spot where tourists take pictures of the gorgeous Golden Gate.
Launches on Nintendo 3DS Early Fall 2017
Following the Japanese 3DS release and global mobile versions’ launch on 7/20, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy will come to the rest of the world on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems early fall 2017. Players can then enjoy Katrielle’s story on a traditional video game system as with the previous titles in the series.
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