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DeNA Announces New Professor Layton Social Game For Mobage Worldwide [Social Games]

Hit video game series “Professor Layton” is getting a new social version: DeNA today announced “Professor Layton and Seven
Thieves of the Century”, a social game that Mobage users in Japan can pre-register for starting today (a launch date isn’t fixed yet).

This is the second social Professor Layton game on Mobage: the first one, “Professor Layton Royale”, was launched back in June 2011 but will actually be shut down on November 30.

In “Professor Layton and Seven Thieves of the Century”, which DeNA is co-developing with franchise owner  Level-5, players take the roles of detectives (as usual) and have to track down a gang of “Seven Thieves” in London.

DeNA says that users can expect customizable avatars from the Professor Layton universe and original graphics and music created for the Mobage title.

All users who pre-register get a special, limited avatar as a present once the game goes live on Mobage (as apps for Android and iOS).

The plan is for Professor Layton and Seven Thieves of the Century to make it available worldwide, but DeNA/Level-5 haven’t given details yet (the first Layton game on Mobage stayed Japan-only).

What’s interesting is that back in March, Level-5 inked a distribution deal with DeNA rival GREE and released the first social game on that platform, Ni No Kuni – Daibouken Monsters two months later.

But here are the first screenshots from Professor Layton and Seven Thieves of the Century on Mobage:

      

 

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