Konami announced Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, a new puzzle-based adventure game set for the new Nintendo 3DS handheld system.
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights takes place in 19th century Paris and revolves around a wily and aloof archaeologist named Jean-Pierre Lautrec. His love of history and unorthodox attitude keep him busy as a spelunker, searching for “living treasures” throughout Paris’ underground. Upon stumbling on an old and mysterious map, Dr. Lautrec and his assistant, Sophie, traverse the peaks and valleys of old world Paris in search of hidden treasures and jewels that are believed to be those of Louis XIV, one of the most storied dynasties ever to rule.
Players steer 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.
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights offers hours of puzzles 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 is scheduled to be released for Nintendo 3DS in Summer 2011.