(Update) Fret not, Layton is gone, but Lady Layton lives on


Out on July 20 in Japan

[Update: It’s set for a worldwide release on July 20 as “Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy.”]

Level-5 hung up Layton’s hat for a bit, but for a series that sold nearly 16 million copies over its lifetime, it would be a bad move to hang it up for good.

It hasn’t really been active since 2013, but this July in Japan, Kat Layton (his daughter) will take the spotlight with Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy, along with her dog Sharo (who can talk) and her own crew.Based on the trailer it seems to have a different tone that what we’ve been used to since 2007, so I’m in. A western version is confirmed, but not dated.

All that talk of Layton taking a breather is also a little bit of an exaggeration, as he’ll probably appear in Lady Layton, and is confirmed to be present in Layton 7 — the entry after this one that features seven playable characters.