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This page is an information page for parents regarding the Professor Layton series, a series of popular video games for the Nintendo DS and 3DS gaming consoles. The series also has an animated movie adaptation. Since release, the video games have received an enormous amount of positive feedback, and are considered to be some of the best video games available on the Nintendo DS and 3DS.

All games follow the titular character Professor Layton or one of his relatives as they investigate various mysteries. But their true specialty is the art of solving puzzles, which is highly needed, as they encounter several hundreds of them on their journeys. After all, a true gentleman or lady leaves no puzzle unsolved!

Contents: About the Game Series - About the Movie - About the Wiki

Game Series InformationGeneral - Multiplayer - Content Ratings - Content Info - Costs

General Information

Title: Professor Layton video game series.
Full titles for all games are available on the wiki.
Publisher: LEVEL-5 (Japan only), Nintendo (Other regions)
Description: The Professor Layton series is a series of Puzzle/Adventure video games, in which players have to solve various puzzles while they advance through the main story of the game.
Similar games: The series is rather unique with its combination of exploration and puzzles, but various other series require thinking outside the box:
Genres: Puzzle/Adventure - Gameplay alternates between exploring the world of Professor Layton and solving puzzles when they are encountered.
Playthrough Length: Varies - Depending on how many of the optional puzzles in the game are solved, it may take anywhere between a few hours to several days (sometimes more).
Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate - Puzzles in the game vary greatly in difficulty level. The difficulty of a puzzle is measured in Picarats, a sort of in-game scoring system. These Picarats can then be used to unlock various bonus content in the game.

Some puzzles may require simple mathematics or a "thinking outside the box" approach to solve. Most puzzles in the game can be skipped and solved at a later time. Not all puzzles have to be solved to complete the game. Solutions for puzzles are available in our Puzzle Database.

Security Concerns: None

Multiplayer Information

Multiplayer: All games feature only Single player modes. No local or online multiplayer is included in any of the games.

Content Rating Information

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Platform DS DS DS DS 3DS 3DS 3DS 3DS
ESRB (North America)
Comic Mischief No No No No No No No Yes
Mild Blood No No No No No No Yes No
Mild Language No No No No No No No Yes
Mild Suggestive Themes No No No Yes No No Yes No
Mild Violence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alcohol Reference No Yes No Yes No No No No
Use of Alcohol No No No No No Yes Yes No
Simulated Gambling No No No Yes No No No No
PEGI (Europe)
Possibly scary to young children Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No
Depictions of violence No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ACB (Australia)

Content Information

Violence: Some violence may be implied but is never directly shown.
Strong Language: None
Sexual Themes and Nudity: None
Drugs and Alcohol: Minor depictions of Alcohol in later games
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: None

Cost Information

Subscription: Games for the Nintendo 3DS include an optional free subscription for notices of new daily puzzles. These messages come once per week in the form of a newsletter. This subscription can be cancelled at any time.
In-game Purchases:
  • The Professor Layton games of the series contain no in-game purchases of any kind.
  • Layton Brothers, the spin-off game for iOS and Android contains two optional in-game purchases to unlock additional case files. Their total price is only around $5/€5.
  • Layton's Mystery Journey, the continuation of the Professor Layton series contains multiple paid DLC packs.
Gambling Elements: Some games feature a casino. Some puzzles may contain mild gambling references, but only a few puzzles at most.
Movie InformationGeneral - Content Ratings

General Information

Title: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Studio: Viz Media (North America), Manga Entertainment (UK)
Release Date: November 8, 2011 (North America), October 18, 2010 (UK)
Length: 99 minutes (1 hour 39 minutes)
Description: Professor Layton and his apprentice "number one" Luke Triton are invited to an opera performance by one of Professor Layton's ex students. However, the opera appears to have just been a set-up, and soon Layton and Luke find themselves participating in the Game of Eternal Life: a game where the person who solves the most puzzles can win the secret of the eternal life.
Main Characters: The movie features all the main characters of the Professor Layton series, including Professor Layton himself, his apprentice Luke Triton and his assistant Emmy Altava. Various other characters from the games appear as well. The movie also features its own set of new characters, created exclusively for the movie.
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Availability: DVD, Blu-ray

Content Ratings

  • BBFC: U (Universal - Suitable for all)
  • ACB: PG (Parental Guidance)
Content Labels: None
Wiki InformationGeneral - Contact Information

General Information

The Professor Layton Wiki is an online website dedicated to listing all available information regarding the Professor Layton series. It uses a wiki format, meaning that anyone visiting the site is able to contribute and improve it, similar to Wikipedia.

The content on the site is moderated by a team of voluntary Administrators, who have the ability to remove unsuitable content and block ill-intentioned users from accessing the site.

In order to contribute to the site, it is required to create a free account on the Wikia network. This account works on all wikis hosted by Wikia. A minimum age of 13 is required to create an account; younger users are only allowed to view the site.

Contact Information

Contacting Professor Layton Wiki

The Administrators of the wiki can be contacted by leaving them a message on their message wall on the wiki. As with all edits, a Wikia account is required to do so.

Contacting Wikia

Wikia may be contacted through the Special:Contact page found on any Wikia wiki. It is also possible to leave a message on the talk page of a Wikia staff member. Note that the Professor Layton Wiki is merely using Wikia as a host for its content. Wikia is not directly related to the Professor Layton series.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.