No. This is being developed for the 3DS - There will be no 2D version of the game created. And the DSi, of course does not support 3DS cartridges. If you want to play it, you'll have to upgrade your console. You'll still be able to play your old games on the 3DS console.
Look mate, the 3DS isn't just another DS but in 3D, it has a completely differant set-up! I won't go into any details, but you can't play 3DS games on a DS. There is a 3DS Professor Layton game in development, which can be found here: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS) There is another Layon game for the DS which was released in 2009 in Japan, but it's unclear wether it'll be released here ever. Here's the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Layton_and_the_Last_Specter
If you want to keep playing new Professor Layton games, such as this one and "Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright" which should come out next year, you will have to get a 3DS unfortunately. Nintendo are using the Layton series to introduce people to the 3DS (to great effect in Japan, where the game smashed through the charts) and so they are unlikely to also make a DS version. It would be like making Gameboy advance games after the release of the DS.
This game which will only work on the 3DS is actually the fifth in the series with the fourth game "Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call" (UK/Australian title for the game) still to be released outside of Japan. It is due to be released by the end of the year for the Nintendo DS (so will work on all DS models) but will most likely be the last title in the series that will be compatible with the DS before moving on to 3DS-only releases.
What's interesting is the fact that this 3DS game is available for pre-order whereas the DS game "the Spectre's Call" is not. This 3DS game probably won't be out until 2012 with the trend being that each Layton game is released roughly one year apart. Hopefully they will try to close this gap as Japan is currently 2 years ahead of us when it comes to Layton game releases with all 5 titles having now been available over there since February, and two more titles confirmed to be currently in development (one being the Layton and Phoneix Wright/Ace Attorney crossover game).
Although this is an old thread, Game & GameStation are offering a trade-in right now. Your DS XL plus charger for a 3DS XL plus brand new charger for £99.99, the website mentions original packaging but our shop never batted an eyelid at no box.
i hate this! now i have to find over £100 for a new console for a game i have been playing since they have been made! well i will prefer to save the money so they lost my custom, shame they couldnt do it in normal format it all has to be 3D stuff nower days!
You clearly don't understand what the 3DS is, and to some degree I blame Nintendo for it due to them labeling their next generation handheld after the 3D gimmick. The 3DS is the next generation and is not just a DS in 3D, think of it as a DS2 or DS Advance, the next generation, with greater processing power that allows for greater graphics and greater audio quality so that it is possibly more powerful than the PSP, definitely more powerful than the N64, and in my opinion from games I've played, closely on par with the Gamecube & Wii.
Have you not noticed the lack of Nintendo flagship releases on the DS recently? The last Professor Layton game only came out on the DS rather than the 3DS purely because we're about 2 or 3 years behind japan with Layton game releases so were still catching up.
3DS is more than just a gimmick feature, I bought it and almost never used the 3D feature and if you do ever give it a go, try Ocarina of Time and that will show you how great the console compared to the last generation. Just don't shrug it off because Nintendo chose a stupid name that easily confuse a good majority of customers as to what it actually is.
Nobody cares dixi, you're just opting to be left behind. You also seem a bit thick, as the makers behind the next professor Layton game are trying to make the best possible game using the current technology that is the 3DS rather than the last-gen DS. They've not moved on to be snobs, they've moved on because that is what happens. To stick to the DS would be to prevent themselves from creating the best possible game that they can...
i'm sorry but i don't care for the tone of your posts, peter joll. people aren't thick because they don't want to get the 3ds - it's probably they can't afford it - like i can't afford it. and it's not because we may or may not understand 3ds is a development - it's because we want to play the professor layton games on the platform we have now. i've got all the previous professor layton adventures and was looking forward to the new one - and now the series will have to go on without me. the 3ds is completely beyond my bank balance. even trading in my ds for one won't benefit me as i won't be able to play the games i've got now. WE AREN'T OPTING TO BE LEFT BEHIND - AND WE'RE NOT THICK - WE DO UNDERSTAND WHAT A 3DS IS.
Thing is, the Nintendo DS has been around since November 21, 2004(Japan), March 2005(UK). The technology is old now, which is why Level 5(Layton developers) have moved to the Nintendo 3DS, the latest model. Although it's unfortunate some of you with DS consoles won't be able to play the latest 3DS games, it's just natural progression, every series makes a leap to the next generation and Layton has done just that.
I think the issue with the 3ds is nintendo have pushed the 3d aspect and forgot to mention the console is a lot more powerful than the original ds,the ds in terms of power was just under a n64 wheras the 3ds can produce visuals that better a wii.
The new layton game will look like a top notch cartoon on the 3ds.
You can't support a console forever and the ds has had it's time and a lot of good games over the years,but nintendo have to move on and the 3ds is the console that most developers are going to be supporting from now on,putting yourself in the position of a developer would you not want your games to look their very best?,and this is why the new layton game is coming to the 3ds.
In terms of price the dsi was costin around £160-£170 pounds,and you can get hold of a normal 3-ds for £134 or around £90.00 used,I would buy the xl version if I were you but these are a tad more expensive at £158.00 which is awesome value when you consider how much extra power you get and you can still play all your exising ds games.You should also get a trade in value for your existing ds which would make the cost even less.
Actually no it can't. The 3DS and Wii are near enough the same powerwise. I would lean more towards the Wii being more powerful than the 3DS if system specs/first party Nintendo games are anything to go by.
Anyway I agree. This Layton game should look fantastic on the 3DS :)
I don't know how they can fetch it out 3ds but no 2d version I'm disgusted that I should have to upgrade just because they can't be arsed to fetch out another on 2ds another excuse to get money out of us tbh. It's ridiculous