- "Diabolical box" and "Diabolical Box" redirect here. For the relic this game is named after, see the Elysian Box.
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, known as Professor Layton and Pandora's Box in Europe and Australia, is the second game in the Professor Layton series. It is preceded by Professor Layton and the Curious Village and followed by Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.
Gameplay Changes Edit
- The red exclamation point is now only used when there is a puzzle to solve. If there is no puzzle, 4 white lines appear instead.
- You can now use the Memo feature on all puzzles.
- The puzzle index no longer unlocks all hints for a puzzle once you have solved it.
- You can now go back to the title screen from the trunk.
- Prologue: The Elysian Box
- Chapter 1: The Legendary Molentary Express
- Chapter 2: The Country Village of Dropstone
- Chapter 3: A Diverging Path
- Chapter 4: The Phantom Town of Folsense
- Chapter 5: Shadows on the Street Corner
- Chapter 6: The Road to Herzen Castle
- Chapter 7: An Encounter at the End of the Line
1. The Elysian Box
The Elysian Box is an antique said to bring death upon any who dare open its lid. According to rumors, the box has already claimed many lives and is feared in many parts of the world. Could this strange item truly exist?
|It turns out that the Elysian Box was crafted 50 years ago to carry a letter from Anton to his love, Sophia. A gas present in the material used to make the box causes hallucinations in those who open it. These visions are how the rumors of a curse began.|
2. A Ticket with No Destination
A single ticket with no visible destination was discovered in Dr. Schrader's home. It appears to be for the Molentary Express, but where exactly is it supposed to take its owner?
|The ticket was for those headed to Folsense, a destination accessible only to those riding in a particular car on the Molentary Express. It would seem that Dr. Schrader must have visited Folsense sometime before his death.|
3. The Torn Photograph
Torn fragments of a photograph were found in the late doctor's hand. In its current state, it's impossible to make out the contents of the photo.
What could it be depicting?
|When reconstructed, the photograph depicted the Elysian Box. On the lid of the box is an ominous-looking goat, which seems appropriate, given the box's sinister reputation.|
4. The Box's Disappearance
Somebody managed to steal the Elysian Box from Dr. Schrader's home without leaving behind a single implicating clue.
Who could have made off with the box?
|The villain who made off with the Elysian Box was none other than Don Polo, brilliant scientist and self-proclaimed nemesis to Professor Layton. To find riches associated with the antique, he disguised himself as Flora and tailed Layton and Luke.|
5. Tom's Disappearance
While riding on the Molentary Express, Babette's little boy, Tom, manages to disappear.
If the shoe he left behind is any indication, Tom must be a very young child. Where could a child that small have wandered off to on his own?
|It turns out that Tom isn't a child, as was thought originally, but rather Babette's pet dog. It would seem that Babette's affection for Tom is so deep that she considers him to be much more than just a pet.|
Katia is the daughter of Dropstone's most influential man, Mr. Anderson, and has boarded the Molentary Express. Several villagers came to see her off, yet she travels alone. Where is Katia headed, and why is she making the journey there by herself?
|Katia is the granddaughter of Sophia and Anton. Katia set out for Folsense to make sure that Anton understood Sophia's true feelings and reasons for leaving.|
7. The Dilapidated Station
Minutes after Professor Layton, Luke, and Flora's arrival in Folsense, the run-down station transforms into a gleaming, ornately decorated building right before their eyes. What caused the sudden change to the station's appearance?
|The hallucinogenic gas present in Folsense's air caused Layton and the others to imagine the station as it was in the many photographs lining the corridor leading out of the building.|
8. Beluga's Seach
Beluga seems to be working Sammy like a dog, sending him all over town in a frantic search for some unknown item. It's unclear why Beluga would set up a secret train connected to Folsense, but it's clear this item is very important to him. What could it be?
|Beluga was searching for the Elysian Box, which he believed would clue him in on the location of the Herzen family fortune. As a member of the Herzen family, he felt entitled to any family riches, though some people in Folsense disagree strongly.|
9. The Vampire in the Castle
Rumors have surfaced regarding a vampire said to live in the castle at the edge of town. Terrified by such talk, not a soul in Folsense dares to draw near the castle. Could a vampire actually be living up in Herzen Castle?
|Anton invented the whole vampire scheme to scare off those who would try to loot the Herzen fortune. He did this by whisking away all those who came too close to the castle and setting them free to run away once properly scared.|
10. The Goat Emblem
A large, omnious symbol in the shape of a goat's head decorates the top of the Elysian Box. This same symbol can be spotted in some parts of Folsense. What connection exists between the box and the town?
|The symbol is actually a crest belonging to the family who once ruled Folsense, the Herzens.
It's clear that the Herzen family and the Elysian Box are deeply connected to each other.
- Anton Herzen, the current duke of Folsense, thought to be an immortal vampire.
- Sophia, the lover of Anton.
- Katia, Sophia's granddaughter.
- Mr. Beluga, Anton's brother and owner of the Molentary Express.
- Barton, Chelmey's bobby.
- Dr. Andrew Schrader, Layton's mentor
- Duke Herzen, former duke of Folsense
- Mr. Anderson, a wealthy and influential man in Dropstone
- Sammy Thunder, conductor of the Molentary Express
- Macaroon, the chef of the Molentary Express
- Chester, waiter aboard the Molentary Express
- Hank (US); Steve(UK), repairman of the Molentary Express
- Damon, a street wise kid
- Babette, a wealthy plumb woman in red dress with purple fur collar.
- Balsa, a carpenter
- Ilyana (US); Vera UK), owner of the Folsense cabaret. Wears blue dress and white fur wrap.
- Garland, owner of the Grocer in Folsense
- Nigel, Anton's butler
- Felix, the bouncer of Folsense restaurant
- Grinko, curator of the Herzen Museum
- Gregorio, a chess fantic
- Precious, a guard dog in Folsense
- Puzzle troupe: Puzzle lads 1-5, Puzzle Lasses 1-5
Boxarts & LogoEdit
- Main article: Gallery:Diabolical Box
|Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box OST|
|Release date: Dec 24, 2008|
|Publisher: FRAME (distributed by King Records)|
|Composer: Tomohito Nishiura, Layton Grand Caravan Orchestra, Ryoki Matsumoto|
|1||Theme of the Elysian Box||2:09|
|4||The Molentary Express||3:24|
|6||The Village of Dropstone||3:32|
|7||An Uneasy Atmosphere||2:45|
|9||The Town's Past||3:25|
|10||Time for a Break||2:34|
|11||The Dark Forest||3:06|
|12||Into the Depths of the Dark||2:38|
|14||The Somber Castle||2:26|
|16||The True Folsense||0:36|
|17||Iris (Music Box Version)||3:09|
|18||Theme of the Elysian Box (Live Version)||3:34|
|19||Folsense (Live Version)||5:23|
|20||Don Paolo's Theme (Live Version)||4:05|
|21||Time for a Break (Live Version)||4:24|
|22||The Town's Past (High Quality)||3:25|
|23||The Dark Forest (High Quality)||3:06|
|24||The Somber Castle (High Quality)||2:28|
Main Theme Edit
Elysian Box Theme
- Like the previous and future games, if the player has Curious Village and Unwound Future, they can unlock the hidden door for both the Secrets of the Elysian Box and the Ticket to Time Travel.
- "Iris~Shiawase no Hako", a song by Salyu, was completely re-composed without the vocals as a music box version and an instrumental version for Diabolical Box.
- Strangely enough, the "Pandora's Box" references and nickname were omitted from Diabolical Box, unlike Pandora's Box.
- The first time Inspector Chelmey appears in person, as opposed to as a disguise is in this game.
- The entire game (not counting the prologue) takes places on August 12th, 2009 to August 13th, 2009, pinpointed by Layton's birthday (1/12/1972) + 37 and the puzzle The Secret Message.
- Diabolical Box takes place a few days after Curious Village and a few months before Unwound Future.
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