The dog days of summer are a great time to relax with a gripping mystery. Better yet, why not help solve one? Today’s launch of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems presents players with more than 150 new brain-teasing riddles and puzzles to solve as they help Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, uncover the mystery surrounding the Elysian Box, which is said to be deadly to all who open it.

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Following in the footprints of the previous title in the series, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box includes even more exciting puzzles, voice acting and animated scenes for players to enjoy as they make their way through a maze of clues and intrigue.

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box draws players in with its compelling storyline and animation, but that’s just the beginning,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The captivating and challenging riddles keep players saying ‘I need to try just one more puzzle.’ ”

Players who connect their Nintendo DS systems to a broadband Internet connection will also have access to free bonus puzzles following today’s launch. Be sure to check back regularly to see what new brainteasers Professor Layton has cooked up. These bonus puzzles extend the play time of the game with content not found in the packaged version. Even players who finish the main game will be able to keep challenging themselves with new surprises.

For more information about Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, visit www.ProfessorLaytonDS.com.

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