More Info On Konami’s Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights For Nintendo 3DS
Continuing on from yesterday’s sea of news regarding upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles Konami has released more details, including some screenshots, about their new puzzle game tentatively titled Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights.
Set in 19th century Paris this Nintendo 3DS title follows the adventures of Doctor Lautrec, an archaeology professor, as he solves puzzles based around mystery and history.
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights centres on a treasure map that details a series of locations the player must visit as the game progresses. Doctor Lautrec, an archaeology professor, is a combative figure whose love of mysteries and history draw him to follow the many instructions the ancient map details. Lautrec is not a popular man at the University where he teaches, with his unorthodox attitudes also reflected in his less than moral ways of tackling puzzles. Thankfully, he is assisted by a young, eager student called Sophie who uses the adventure to learn from the master and to temper his… excesses.
As such, the player steers Lautrec through the game, using reasoning, logic and a keen eye to decipher riddles, solve object-related puzzles and work out the puzzle at the very heart of the map. Thanks to the power of the Nintendo 3DS, the game makes full use of the system’s added dimension to add 3D solutions to key puzzles, including the ability to scrutinize located objects from all directions, or zoom in to highlight a piece of scenery that matches something on the map. Similarly, the linking scenes are also viewed in stunning 3D, with the cartoon links brought to vivid life.
In total, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights offers hours of puzzling and exploration, with a rich cast of supporting characters on hand to both assist and hinder Lautrec’s quest. As the Doctor and Sophie search for clues, rival Professors will attempt to sabotage his mission, while an elegant scholar is revealed to be a member of a notorious crime gang. And, even then, that’s just the start of the many perils that Lautrec and Sophie find themselves facing…
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, as it’s tentatively titled, is due to be released for the Nintendo 3DS at some time during the summer of 2011.