Professor Layton and The New World of Steam details its long-awaited story

Professor Layton and The New World of Steam

Publisher and developer Level-5 shared a new trailer and information for Professor Layton and The New World of Steam, their recently-announced and long-awaited followup.

Here’s the new information, plus the new trailer:

Professor Layton and The New World of Steam

This game depicts the world one year after the events of Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

The story takes place in Steam Bison, America.

There, the power of highly advanced steam engines has ushered in a new world, greatly surpassing even London’s technological development.

Due to a mysterious incident in Steam Bison, a new adventure for Professor Layton and Luke begins.


Professor Layton – Hershel Layton, Professor of Archeology at Gressenheller University. On the side, as an authority on riddles, he has worked with Luke to unravel mysteries all around the world. Since Luke has left for America, he has been acting on his own.

Luke Triton – Luke Triton, Professor Layton’s self-proclaimed first apprentice. Due to family reasons, he is living in the United States. His love of riddles remains unchanged, and thanks to his innate creativity, he keeps solving everyday mysteries around town. He has gained some popularity as “Detective Luke”.

Puzzles by QuizKnock

QuizKnock is a media that Takuji Izawa runs with the concept of a combination of entertainment and knowledge.

With the concept of “Fun in Learning,” QuizKnock provides daily articles and videos that trigger “learning” about something.

The number of subscribers to the YouTube channel exceeded 1.98 million. (As of March 2023).

English trailer

Japanese trailer

A release date for Professor Layton and The New World of Steam is still not confirmed, but it is in development for Nintendo Switch. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino teased at today’s event that all the titles shown are launching in either 2023 or 2024 — leading us to suspect it won’t release until 2024.



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