Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING Campaign Debuts in Japan with 9 More Countries to Follow

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY™: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy

Global Release: July 20, 2017
Nintendo 3DS: Early Fall 2017

An unprecedented promotion in 10 countries around the world

LEVEL-5 & SCRAP Presents
Official Site: http://layton.world

LEVEL-5 Inc. (Headquarters: Fukuoka City, Chuo-ku. Managing Director, President, and CEO Akihiro Hino) producers of the Layton Series, which has sold over 16 Million copies worldwide, are teaming up with the makers of the original “Real Escape Game,” Scrap Entertainment Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku. Managing Director Takao Kato) to announce a global promotion starting today, June 20th, 2017 titled “LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING” to coincide with the release of the newest game in the Layton Series, “LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy” (Supported Devices: Nintendo 3DS™/Android™/iOS.)

50 Puzzles around the world will suddenly appear! Work with Layton fans around the world to solve these puzzles!
LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING will be held over a 3-month period, between June 20th (Tuesday) and September 21st (Thursday). Starting in Japan, the event will continue taking place in nine other countries. A total of 50 puzzles will appear in famous locations throughout these 10 countries and online. The inaugural puzzle will be presented today by Pikotaro, creator of the viral song “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”!

It’s easy to join! Enjoy solving puzzles on the internet. No registration required!
Participate in the REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING adventure by going to the official website.

To join, simply search for “layton.world”!
Neither registration nor download will be required to try your hand at puzzle solving!
* You can save your answers, connect with people around the world, and maximize your puzzle-solving experience by optionally linking your Google or Twitter account.

Investigate with detectives globally in your native language via the real-time translation system “TRANSLAYTON”!
Uncover hints with people from around the world.
The TRANSLAYTON system was developed to bridge international divides by enabling people to chat regardless of language in real time and share puzzle information.
Utilizing the speed and accuracy of Google Translate’s AI, a myriad of languages will be instantly translated into your preferred tongue.

Pikotaro’s enigmatic song will kick things off! Puzzles will pop up in Tokyo, London, and other cities!
A giant object will appear in Shibuya followed by other mysterious happenings at Waterloo Station and other locations. These puzzles will transcend borders and unfold in various places worldwide.

June 20th (Tuesday)
Look out for the “I Have a Puzzle...” song on YouTube
Pikotaro will present the first puzzle on YouTube.
Though you might normally think of pineapple-pens when you see him, Pikotaro will don Layton’s signature silk hat and sing the first puzzle.

June 23rd (Friday) – 30th (Friday)
Sink your teeth into the “Chew On This” Puzzle in Shibuya
A larger-than-life character holding a silk hat will appear somewhere in Shibuya! Pay attention to that top hat if you want to top Kat…

June 30th (Monday) - July 2nd (Sunday)
Hang in Suspense for "A Bridge Puzzle" in San Francisco
A puzzle panel will appear in a popular spot where tourists take pictures of the gorgeous Golden Gate.

Launches on Nintendo 3DS Early Fall 2017
Following the Japanese 3DS release and global mobile versions’ launch on 7/20, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy will come to the rest of the world on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems early fall 2017. Players can then enjoy Katrielle’s story on a traditional video game system as with the previous titles in the series. To learn more about LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy visit laytonseries.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@LaytonSeries).

About LEVEL-5 abbyMulti-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. produces and distributes engaging content for game and anime fans worldwide, enjoyed by children and adults alike. The company's mission is to bring its cross-media content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and devices. LEVEL-5 abby is committed to maintaining its position at the forefront of where new technologies and great storytelling intersect. The company's initial franchise, YO-KAI WATCH™, has appeared on television and in games, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. has its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. To learn more, visit our website: http://www.level5.co.jp/abby.

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