E3 2009: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Puzzle
Developer Level 5 had the second of their three planned Professor Layton titles at E3. Following closely to the formula that made the first game successful, we spent some time with Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box at E3.
In the Diabolical Box, Professor Layton and his ever faithful sidekick, Luke, have to solve the mystery that not even Professor Layton's mentor has been able to solve. They have to open the Elysian Box without it killing them.
The formula retains the charm and character of the first Professor Layton by having you explore not only a single city but many locations. You will encounter a variety of puzzles that can range from easy to extremely difficult. But as with the first title, players will find a variety of clues and hints that can be obtained simply by searching the environment around you.
Players will come across some familiar faces but since the game takes place in a variety of locations, you will meet many new friends to challenge your wit with Puzzles. Players control the game almost exclusively with the stylus and if you can manage to make it to the end--players will have experienced 150 brand new puzzles. Look for Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box on August 24 for your DS.