Level-5 Announces Lady Layton for Nintendo 3DS

Level-5 Announces Lady Layton for Nintendo 3DS

Level-5 announced the next episode in the Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy, for Nintendo 3DS.

In this latest entry, players fill the role of the professor’s daughter, Katrielle Layton, as she adventures through the nooks and crannies of London. Other key members joining Lady Layton include two assistants (a dog and a young boy) and a female detective.

“Not only will the main character switch from ‘Professor Layton’ (Hershel Layton) to ‘Kat’ (Katrielle Layton), but many of its characters will be brand new,” Level-5 noted. “The story will focus less on dynamic problem-solving and more on solving multiple mystery cases observed in the everyday lives of Londoners, which will bring a faster tempo and more comical tone to the series.”

On Tuesday, Level-5 filed trademarks for the names “Lady Layton,” “Inazuma Eleven Ares,” and others for a series of new video game developments. Inazuma Eleven Ares was also announced today, but it has not been confirmed for a Nintendo platform.

Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy launches spring 2017 on Nintendo 3DS, Android, and iOS in Japan. A Western release is targeted for 2017.

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Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy – Reveal Trailer

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Editor’s note: When Lady Layton was initially announced earlier today, a Western release was unknown. However, a representative from Level-5 has now confirmed that a Western release is targeted for 2017. We have updated this news story.


  1. I’m sure that アリアドネ is meant to be “Ariadne”. According to the story page on the Japanese web site, Katrielle Layton (referred most of the time as Katrie) starts out trying to find her father Hershel, but has to put that on the back burner as her uncanny detective skills (from finding a lost cat to solving a murder) result in more and more cases coming in.

    • Hi Keeper,

      “Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy” is the current English title that has been provided to us by Level-5. It may or may not change upon the game’s final release, however. Worth noting, “Ariadone” in this case is spelled exactly the same as its respective katakana word “アリアドネ.”


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