The latest adventure for Nintendo’s much-loved mascot Professor Layton – his first on Nintendo 3DS – is out in just two day’s time across the UK and Europe. The latest trailer for the game is embedded at the bottom of this page, and below is some of the hugely positive review coverage that the game has been getting, including a few words from the likes of Gamespot, Metro and Eurogamer…

EuroGamer – 8/10

“The puzzles may be covering old ground more than usual, but the cast of gentle characters and the elegant sepia-tinged mirror-world they inhabit seem to grow in potency with each instalment. Take some time off from the big Christmas releases to explore Monte d’Or: glittering treats await…” [Read full review]

Pocket Gamer – 9/10

“Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is the best Layton game since the original Curious Village. Miss it at your peril.” [Read full review]

Metro – 8/10

“The man with the hat is back, as gaming most gentlemany problem-solver finally arrives on the 3DS – and in this most satisfying adventure so far.” [Read full review]

Nintendo Life – 9/10

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask achieves its goal of making a successful franchise transition to 3DS, retaining the charm of its predecessors and making subtle changes to improve the series standards. While solving wonderfully engineered puzzles is the meat of the gaming experience, moments of variety and a few new ideas ensure that the franchise maintains its freshness. Its greatest strength, that takes it from a top-notch puzzle collection to something more, is its story-telling. The broad range of characters, the emotional tone of the storyline and the teasing promise of more makes for an utterly engrossing experience. The question is whether this is worth your money; if you enjoy puzzles and charming tales of adventure, then you should already know the answer.” [Read full review]

Gamespot – 8.5/10

3D environment investigation is fantastic, even with the 3D turned off, Plenty of new puzzles, Sharp, imaginative visuals  and Logical and rewarding mysteries to solve.” [Read full review]

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS on Friday, October 26th 2012.

Watch the latest trailer for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask below:

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