IGN writes: "The Level-5 booth here in Tokyo has been drawing quite a crowd with its two main sections: one devoted to DS stations and the other acting as a large theater for trailers and presentations. After perusing the playable demo booth, I soon realized that every DS kiosk on display was showing off the same game: Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel, the third title in the Layton franchise. Because the entire game was in Japanese and playing a text-based puzzle game in a foreign language can be a bit tricky, I opted instead for chatting with Yuko Warizaya, a representative with Level-5 distribution. Through a very helpful translator, Warizaya described the new Layton game to me.
She prefaced her description by noting that more than 1,750,000 copies of Professor Layton have been sold to date -- a clear indication of the franchise's popularity. As is the case with the previous Professor Layton games, Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel will be a story-driven puzzle game with a very family-friendly air. The newest iteration of the series will have all new puzzles and animations to enjoy, all of which are -- of course -- stylus enabled. Warizaya explained that there are numerous types of puzzles, including calculation problems, word puzzles and sliding games, so there should be something for every type of puzzle game fan."