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Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is a Professor Layton series spin-off game for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. It was announced on the LEVEL-5 Vision event 2011[2].

The game follows Lucy Baker, a beginning detective who is transferred to Scotland Yard. Here, she works under Alfendi Layton, son of the renowned Professor Hershel Layton. Together, they investigate crimes for Scotland Yard's "Mystery Room".

The game was released as a freemium game: the game itself and the first 2 cases (and prologue) are free, while two additional packs of respectively 4 and 3 cases can be bought from within the app.

Development Edit

Originally, the game was to be called just "Mystery Room"[3], and was a Nintendo DS game that belonged to LEVEL-5's Atamania series and was first announced at LEVEL-5 Vision 2009. In Mystery Room, the players would team up with detectives Poccho and Sly to solve crimes.

At some point in time, LEVEL-5 decided to put the game under the Professor Layton series instead. The original focus on solving mysteries and crimes remained intact but besides that, several changes were made from the original version: new characters were designed to fit in the Professor Layton universe, and the release platform was changed to Apple's iOS mobile operating system. A reason for the latter is unknown.

Teaser SiteEdit

Teaser site
On June 14, 2013, LEVEL-5 opened a teaser site with a hidden Layton Brothers logo. This was an early hint towards the localization of the game. The game was released in English on June 27, 2013.

The logo can be accessed by clicking on 9 sets of doors, and then clicking on the magnifying glass, and finally on the door keyhole. Only the first fraction of the logo can be seen.

Cases Edit

Characters Edit

Media Edit

Images Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The English version simulates the dialects of various characters, such as Lucy's Lancashire accent or Dolly's Cockney.
  • Despite being titled "Layton Brothers", there's actually only one Layton in this game, and he is Hershel Layton's son, not brother.
    • The title appears to reference Alfendi Layton's dissociative personalities, as suggested by his reference to his "brother" in the first case.
  • The European Android version contains a bug in which the prices for the case packs are listed as €227 and €151 instead of €2.27 and €1.51 for case packs 1 and 2 respectively. The prices are correct in the Google Play store.

Trailer Edit

【PV】レイトンブラザーズ・ミステリールーム(L5W Ver

【PV】レイトンブラザーズ・ミステリールーム(L5W Ver.)

【PV】『レイトンブラザーズ・ミステリールーム』(TGS2012 Ver

【PV】『レイトンブラザーズ・ミステリールーム』(TGS2012 Ver.)

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Tokyo Game Show 2012 - level5.co.jp
  2. ^ Level-5's Mystery Room Reborn as a Layton Title for iPhone - Andriasang
  3. ^ Layton Brothers: Mystery Room - level5.co.jp