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SFX-360: Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box Preview

SFX-360 writes: "Developer Level 5 and their puzzle-dealing professor is back for a sequel in the States after receiving some moderate success and attention in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. The series, which is approaching a third game in its native Japan, promises a slew of in-game puzzles of variable difficulty and breed along with three times the amount of dialogue and cinematic breaks than the first. Curious, very curious, indeed.

The Diabolical Box will follow a similar set of clues as the first Layton game, one of the most badass puzzlers to land on the Nintendo DS handheld, so haters shouldn't be expecting anything new to bark at. Receiving a letter from his mentor beforehand, Professor Layton is informed of a mysterious box, also known as the Elysian box, that inflicts death upon anyone who dares to open it. Discovering some trouble afoot, they ninja-pocket some train tickets and hop aboard the fabulous Molentary Express in this mind-boggling adventure. Puzzles and an engaging storyline ensue when the professor goes to look for answers, similar to the first game only this time on a train instead of the sprawling countryside..."

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