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Konami's Familiar-Sounding 3DS Title

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Today, Konami announced the development of a new Nintendo 3DS title called Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights. Tell me if this puzzle-based adventure title sounds at all familiar: Jean-Pierre Lautrec is an archeologist in 19th century Paris who, with his young assistant Sophie, searches for the answers to ancient secrets by solving logic puzzles and riddles while surrounded by a colorful cast of supporting characters.

Professor Layton and the Forgotten — Sorry, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is due out this summer, so it'll be out long before Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright ever wings its way to American 3DSes. Although to be fair, while the set-up and even the art style are certainly um, very reminiscent of the Professor Layton series (for crying out loud, look at the guy's coat and hat!), that's not to say Doctor Lautrec can't also be a perfectly good game in and of itself. We'll just have to wait and see. It does appear to be more of a traditional adventure game, with puzzles that are more integrated into the world, and focused more on treasure hunting. There's a single-player Story Mode, and also a Treasure Hunt Mode where you can play with or against up to four people. Also, additional Treasure Hunting Missions will be made available as DLC. So there's that!

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5 Comments

Gabe said:

Nice art design I like it. Looks more interesting to me than professor Layton. But what's with that thing in the 7th image? it reminds me a bit of the heartles… Does the story have fantastical elements? Did the Layton games have fantastical elements? Oh and whats with those things with Levels, and Stats? isn't this an RPG?

Mr. Bubble said:

Even though this game was obviously made to ride the wave of success Layton has had, it still looks interesting. Dr. Lautrec makes me hungry for Pringles and the girl is kinda cute.

I definitely wanna play this one.

I think George Lucas is gonna sue somebody.

Bearfamily said:

Think I will give Doctor Knock-Off and The Impending Lawsuit a miss. I can't consciously support this type of lazy bullshit "change it just enough" mentality, its just childish.

BrookeTF said:

An archeologist in a top hat with a young side-kick go around solving mysteries and puzzles.
They didn't even try, did they? While I'm sure the game will be decent, I just can't support this - It's downright lazy and unimaginative. They don't deserve to make money off someone else's very specific concept.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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