Wow, if there's one thing that makes you realise how fast the year goes by it's looking back at old posts. We first found out that Professor Layton and the Curious Village was headed to iOS in May 2018 and now we're even closer to getting it.

By that I mean we're closer to getting it in the west, of course. In June the game popped up on the App Store in Japan, but with no further mention of a worldwide release we just had to sit and wait. On the App Store's Twitter yesterday, however, we got the green light to get excited once again.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village originally cropped up on the DS 11 years ago, this HD mobile edition will feature better visuals, better audio, and more elements. Plus, we already know that the story will be cracking good fun, I just hope we love it as much as Layton's Mystery Journey.

What's promising is that when the game launched in Japan, it dropped on iOS and Android at the same time. Let's hope this happens again for us too.