Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
|Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask|
Also known as: Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen (JP)
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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
Professor Layton's first (albeit a bit rough) jump into 3D, where he and his flunkies are summoned to a desert city in the middle of nowhere because a strange masked man keeps threatening residents and tourists with malicious stage magic. Just another average day for the professor, it seems.
In 2013, a Kiseki no Kamen Plus version was released on the Japanese 3DS eShop which added a couple of new cutscenes, new puzzles, and features that were previously only in the overseas versions of Miracle Mask.
- 1 Unused Graphics
- 2 Bronev's Unseen Eyes
- 3 Alternate NPC Names
- 4 Regional Differences
Bottom Screen Maps
g107.xi, g112.xi, g207.xi, g212.xi, and g221.xi in lt5_b.fa/gmp are all early Touch Screen maps. g107 and g112 appear to be maps for areas within Monte d'Or and have their own nighttime variants, and g221 appears to be for the school from the past (possibly an unused nighttime version given the dark blue background).
E3 Demo Leftovers
lt5_b.fa/menu has two parts of a generic thank-you screen typically seen in 3DS game demos at E3, labeled e3_thank_a.xi and e3_thank_b.xi.
000.xi and 001.xi in lt5_b.fa/menu/e3_title_a.xp are top screen background graphics for the E3 demo's title screen. try_a_bg.xp in the menu subfolder has the same files.
vlm_old.xa in lt5_en.fa/menu/en has old graphics for the volume settings. Interestingly, they feature a sprite of young Layton, whereas the final ones have his adult self.
Temporary Puzzle Graphics
These two images are present in lt5_en.fa/nazo/en/bg. The first one appears under n057b.xi and n079b.xi, and the second one appears under n060a.xi, n063a.xi, n078a.xi, n079.xi, and n105a.xi. The text reads "puzzle (temporary) image".
d02_tetraton_bg_chr.xi and d02_tetraton01_ani_hat.xi in lt5_en.fa/nkl/en/bg are early versions of Layton's blocks and hat.
Trains and Trainspotters
d17_park_chr.xi d17_park01_bg_a.xi in lt5_en.fa/nkl/bg are some placeholder sprites as well as what appears to be an early bottom-screen background.
_d20_colony01_bg_b.xi in lt5_en.fa/nkl/bg is an early version of the input screen's background. From the looks of it, the puzzle was initially meant to have something to do with space and possibly repairing spaceships rather than fixing the pipes of a park fountain.
Bronev's Unseen Eyes
Despite not playing a big role until Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Miracle Mask marked the first appearance of the Targent organization's infamous leader Leon Bronev. Looking at the texture file for his face reveals that he has eyes under his sunglasses, although he never removes them in Miracle Mask and only does so late in Azran Legacy.
Interestingly, his Miracle Mask eye graphics are rather different from his Azran Legacy ones, such as the fact his eyes are a dark blue here instead of the reddish-brown used there.
|Miracle Mask||Azran Legacy|
Alternate NPC Names
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Specifically: Are there any languages that use these names? And do they exist within the game files for the European release as well?
40_001200.xs in lt5_en.fa/txt/en/40 contains the text for the character profiles, with a name before each entry to indicate who it belongs to. While the US version uses all of the EU names, there are a few in there that aren't used in either and bear no resemblance to the characters' Japanese names.
|Entry||Internal Name||Actual Name (US/EU)|
|text000042||Alderman||Rich Billson/Rhys Williams|
|...But does it make sense?|
The translations on this page need to be proofread. If you are fluent enough in this language, please
|ランド・アスコッド||Lando Ascad||Randall Ascot|
|シャロア・レドール||Sharoa Ledore||Angela Ledore|
|アルフォード・ダルストン||Alford Dalston||Alphonse Dalston|
|奇跡の紳士||Gentleman of Miracles||The Masked Gentleman|
|ロナード・ブルーマイル||Ronald Bluemile||Leonard Bloom|
|ライス・オルトビセン||Reis Ortovisen||Rich Billson|
US and EU
|Rich Billson||Rhys Williams|
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically: What exactly are all the features? How does it work? What does it look like?
The Japanese version features a StreetPass-related mode where players can make their own profile and connect with other people. This was removed in the international versions.
The Professor Layton series
|Nintendo DS||The Curious Village • The Diabolical Box • The Unwound Future • The Last Specter (Demo)|
|Nintendo 3DS||The Miracle Mask • vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney • The Azran Legacy • Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy|
|iOS, Android||Layton Brothers: Mystery Room|