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Fifth Professor Layton Announced
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Fifth Professor Layton Announced

Level 5 announced today the name and details of the fifth Professor Layton game for the DS. It will be a direct sequel to the fourth game in its trilogy of prequels. Upon this week's Japanese release of the fourth Layton game – The Specter's (or Devil's depending on the translation) Flute, Level 5 announced that the next game will be called The Miracle Mask and will release in Japan Fall 2010. It seems that Level 5 has pulled a Star Wars on us with the continuity of the Layton games. Miracle Mask along with Specter's Flute takes place before the first game Curious Village in a planned trilogy of prequels about sidekick Luke Triton first becoming Hershel Layton's apprentice. Read More

Nintendo Goes Nationwide with Holiday Mall Experience
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Nintendo Goes Nationwide with Holiday Mall Experience

There are no doubt numerous games you would like to try out this holiday season. Of course, games aren't cheap, and in this economy, you can't just spend indiscriminately on unproven goods. Rentals are an option, but their prices these days are closer to a down-payment. And then there's piracy, but really, shame on you for even considering it. What to do, then? Well, Nintendo is providing its own answer in the form of the Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience, which can be found starting November 23rd in 35 malls across America. There, you'll get the chance to go hands-on with hits such as Wii Sports Resort and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, or see first-hand what this whole "Wii Fit Plus" thing is really all about. Other titles on hand will be Style Savvy, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, and-- once it's launched on December 7th-- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Check out the full press release after the cut for further details, plus the most important part-- where to go to find it. Read More

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Price Hike
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Price Hike

If you're in the market for Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, then there is one retailer which you may wish to avoid. GoNintendo has learned that GameStop is apparently charging five dollars more for the newly-released DS title than numerous other retailers. In some cases, other retailers had it for a dollar lower than the regular retail price of $29.99. "The only retailer to charge $34.99 is GameStop," they say. So, there you have it: better to shop around before buying the first copy you see (or at least keep it in returnable condition with a receipt, in case you soon learn there's a better deal). One comment says this is a common practice for Nintendo-made games at GameStop, but this would be the first encounter I can recall hearing about it. You can see the price comparisons for yourself here. Read More

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Brand New in Korea
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Brand New in Korea

You know, everyone likes to complain about localization times, no matter where they are. North America complains about having to wait for Professor Layton, Europe complaints about having to wait for Tales games, and Australia complains about having to wait for... well, everything. Well, be thankful you don't live in Korea. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is about to be released there next month (August 27th), almost three years after the North American release. Years after everyone got used to Link as a righty. Years after the discovery of the Twilight Hack (it's a safe bet that the hack will be absent from the Korean version). Heck, a year since the sequel was quietly announced at last year's E3, and over a month since it was again re-announced at this year's E3. It kind of puts things into perspective, doesn't it? Suddenly, waiting for The Diabolical Box doesn't seem so bad. Read More