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Man, what is it with July? Yesterday we get word that Kane & Lynch: Dog Days will be hitting stores one week early. Now, the next Professor Layton game is following suit.

According to the press release sent out by Nintendo, “Previously scheduled for release on Sept. 20, [Professor Layton and the Unwound Future] will now be available a week earlier, treating newcomers and experienced players alike to a mesmerizing mix of mystery, time travel and puzzle-solving fun.” Gamers should now plan on heading to the store on September 12 to get their copy.

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future sees “the professor and his trusted apprentice at the center of a spellbinding adventure after they receive a strange letter sent from 10 years in the future. Players must wind their way through more than 165 mind-bending puzzles as they decipher clues and strive to unlock a time-twisting mystery that threatens to plunge London into chaos.”

While I’ve never played a Professor Layton game, mainly due to the fact that I’m too cheap to buy a DS, I have to say this news makes me happy. As I said yesterday in my Kane & Lynch post, I just love seeing a game hit stores ahead of schedule. It’s just such a change in pace from the non-stop “X game has been delayed” press releases that flood my inbox.

What do you guys think? Are there any Professor Layton fans out there? If you’ve had a chance to play any of the games in the series, are they worth my time? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Source: Shacknews.com

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