All Professor Layton Games in Release Order

Years of novels to explore.

by Alex Huebner
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The visual novel puzzles that are the Professor Layton games began in the video game space in 2007 and have had nine total game titles come out so far on various Nintendo consoles as well as iOS and Android. A new title, Professor Layton and The New World of Steam is coming to Switch after not seeing a new title since the first release of the latest title in 2017. This series has also expanded into film, TV, novels, and manga.

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Release Order of All Professor Layton Games

You could play the new game without having played the others when it releases. There is a chronological order to the stories, but not in a way that affects the plot of each game. If this is your first run-in with the games and you’d like to play Professor Layton in release order we’ve arranged all the titles by date and the system you can play them on.

  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village | Nintendo DS | February 10, 2008
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box | Nintendo DS | August 24, 2009
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future | Nintendo DS | September 12, 2010
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter | Nintendo DS | October 17, 2011
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask | Nintendo 3DS | October 28, 2012
  • Layton Brothers: Mystery Room | iOS/Android | June 27, 2013
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy | Nintendo 3DS | February 28, 2014
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney | Nintendo 3DS | August 29, 2014
  • Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy | Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo Switch | October 6, 2017/November 8, 2019
  • Professor Layton and The New World of Steam | Nintendo Switch | TBD

- This article was updated on April 22nd, 2023

About The Author

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Alex grew up with a controller in hand, enthralled with the other worlds games can take you to. Indie, horror, adventure, and cozy games are among her usual genres with The Legend Of Zelda, Little Nightmares, Don't Starve, and Animal Crossing making her list of favorite titles. In Fall 2014 she got her Bachelor's from Iowa State University in Advertising and has been writing since 2015. Eventually she found her happy place in tech and gaming in 2019 with titles across several sites including iMore, Android Central, IGN, Game Rant, and Windows Central.