Level-5 trademark Professor Layton and the Last Specter in North America

It would seem, at long last, that Nintendo are to bring the next instalment within the Professor Layton series to a western audience, with Level-5 having filed a trademark for ‘Professor Layton and the Last Specter’ in North America.

This fourth entry within the popular puzzle-adventure series was released in Japan back in November 2009 for Nintendo DS, under the title ‘Layton Jyoju to Majin no Fue’ (which translates to ‘Professor Layton and the Specter’s Flute’).

Acting as a prequel, its premise sees a young Professor Layton stumble upon a mysterious, foggy town known as Mist Haley, that is protected by the watchful eye of a shadowy giant whenever his flute is used to summon him. However, the figure has turned against the village it previously swore to protect and it is up to the Professor, a young boy from the village called Luke Triton who is heavily involved in the legend of the Specter, and a former colleague named Emmy Altava, to seek out why.

Level-5 previously filed a trademark for Professor Layton and the Unwound Feature before last year’s E3, at which Nintendo announced that the title was due to release later that year in Europe and North America. Seems the same thing is on the cards again this year!

[Thanks, Siliconera]

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