Akira Tago, the puzzle designer behind the Professor Layton series, passed away on 6th March at 90 after falling victim to interstitial pneumonia.
Professor Layton and Fantasy Life publisher Level-5 has revealed that the next entry in each of these series will be released as smartphone titles.
As reported by Siliconera, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino announced the upcoming Professor Layton title, currently just called Layton 7, at its Level-5 Vision 2015 event in Japan.
A screenshot teased some card-related gameplay - ostensibly part of a puzzle - wherein players will have to solve a riddle to determine which character is a vampire. It's unclear if this is part of the overall plot, or simply a one-off brainteaser.
Professor Layton developer and publisher Level-5 has announced a seventh game in its favoured franchise, only this time it will be an RPG/puzzle game that may or may not feature the titular professor.