- Oct 25, 2017
LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY™: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition
Series: Professor Layton
Platforms: Switch (Deluxe Version) | 3DS, Android, iOS (Original Version)
Genres: Puzzle, Adventure
Producer: Akihiro Hino
Designer (New Puzzle Master): Kuniaki Iwanami
Artist: Takuzo Nagano
Animated Cutscenes: A-1 Pictures
Release: Nov 08, 2019
Price: $39.99 | €39,99 | £29.99
Versions: physical, digital
Size: 3491.76 MB
Languages: EFIGS & NL
Age Rating: ESRB E10+ | PEGI 7 | USK 6
Official Website: link
Layton Wiki: link
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (LMJ) is the seventh mainline game in the Professor Layton series. It follows Katrielle Layton, the daughter of Professor Layton. With the help of her friend Ernest Greeves and a talking dog named Sherl, Kat solves various smaller mysteries in London in the hope of finding her missing father.
LMJ has a new game structure with shorter episodes, each revolving around a different case. Kat gets involved with those mysterious cases and solves puzzles along the way.
Her base of operations is the ”Layton Detective Agency", a stylish and tidy room on one of London's largest streets.
Kat is described as a Puzzle Detective who's a Jack Of All Trades. She has inherited her puzzle solving smarts from her father and they share the same sense of style, but she comes after her mother when it comes to looks and facial features. Her mother's identity is still a secret.
Each episode has a smaller, self-contained case to solve. Seven millionaires are at the center of the main story and another big mystery are the whereabouts of Kat's father, Professor Layton.
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition - Review Thread
Metacritic - 72 (3DS) OpenCritic - 70 XGN - Dutch Review Katrielle's adventure makes your brain work for progress on the Switch. With 40 new puzzles the game is the largest Layton game yet. The game is ported fantastically for the Switch and has never looked as great as this before. A...
Do I need to play any previous Layton game before I start this one?
No. Technically, LMJ is the 7th mainline Layton game. But after two trilogies starring Professor Layton and his number one apprentice Luke Triton, LMJ is a fresh start with an almost completely new cast. The story is mostly self-contained as well.
I’ve never played a Layton game. Is this a good place to start?
Yes. While most Layton fans consider LMJ an inferior game compared to previous entries, it’s still a solid puzzle game with the charming presentation that the Layton games are known for. It’s also the only Layton game that’s available on current-gen hardware. If you want to go all the way back to the beginning, Layton 1 and 4 are the other two good options to jump in. The HD remaster of Layton 1 (Mysterious Village) is available on iOS/Android and a Switch release has been rumored as well.
I’ve played the game on 3DS/Android/iOS already. Is the Deluxe Edition worth a double dip?
The story is the same, so it depends on your interest in the additional new puzzles. This release also includes previous DLC on cart and it’s the most complete version in terms of content. That might be interesting from a collector’s POV.
Those dang trick questions ... I'm stuck! Is there a good guide?
There's this great guide for the 3DS version that covers every puzzle in detail without immediately giving away the answers. They are currently updating the guide with answers for the the new Switch-exclusive puzzles.
What’s the deal with the ending of the game and the anime show?
The game ends on a cliffhanger that gets resolved in the anime series Layton Mystery Tanteisha.
The show ran for 50(!) episodes and finished airing in Japan in late March. Some of the episodes retell cases from the game while others cover additional new cases that continue the story of the game. There's a large overarching case called "The Ancient Relics Saga" told over six episodes (10, 20, 34, 35, 49, 50) that answers all the lingering questions from the game and sets up a possible scenario for a new Layton trilogy.
There are rumors that the series will show up on Netflix in the near future and the anime just got its first international disc release in Germany under the title Detektei Layton.
Official Nintendo Website
My previous 3DS version OT from 2017