Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (known as Professor Layton and the Lost Future in some territories) has been announced for mobile devices, bringing the now 10-year-old puzzle game to a wider audience. The game, which originally launched on the Nintendo DS, will be updated with HD visuals for mobile devices.
The Professor Layton Twitter account announced the game’s impending release, and it’s not far off at all. It’s due to release on July 13, and the game’s name will depend on your region. It’s coming to both iOS and mobile, and a new site details the game’s improved graphics and beloved story.
Professor Layton and the Lost Future / Unwound Future is coming to mobile devices in HD on the 13th of July, 2020!
— Layton Series (@LaytonSeries) July 3, 2020
The game follows Professor Layton and Luke in a time-travelling adventure, in which the two team up with an older Luke from the future to prevent something terrible from occurring. It was well-received at launch, and is regarded by many as the best game in the series.
The first two Layton games are available on mobile, as well as Layton’s Mystery Journey, starring Professor Layton’s daughter Katrielle Layton. That game debuted on mobile before making its way to the 3DS and Switch. Spin-off Layton Brothers Mystery Room, meanwhile, remains a mobile exclusive.
A price has not been announced, but previous games in the series have generally launched at $16 on the App Store.
GameSpot gave the game an 8.5/10 on DS back in 2010. “Whether you fancy obliterating the many brainteasers or just getting by with the minimum, one truth will remain clear: The gentleman’s sport of solving a puzzle will never go out of style,” wrote reviewer Bethany Massimilla–and that certainly remains the case.