Nintendo Europe has announced that Professor Layton and Pandora's Box - known as Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box elsewhere - will launch on 25th September.

The second game in the excellent DS puzzling series puts Layton and his young friend Luke to work investigating the suspicious death of Layton's mentor, Dr Schrader.

It promises more than 150 new riddles and puzzles, along with bonus puzzles via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for a limited period after launch and new mini-games.

Those are brewing tea, building a camera and analysing its photos, and helping a pet hamster lose weight by creating exercise courses for him.

You'll also be able to use a special password from its magnificent predecessor, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, to unlock an additional puzzle.

Professor Layton and Pandora's Box came out in Japan four billion years ago, and is out in the US a month earlier than here on 24th August. We'll bring you our thoughts as soon as possible.

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A truly gentlemanly experience.

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