Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle in Japan) is a puzzle adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS, and an installment in the Professor Layton franchise, being the fifth game but third chronologically, part of the prequel trilogy of the series which consists of a preceding DS game and feature film.
Developed and published by Level-5 in Japan, the game was released in Japan on February 26, 2011 as a launch title. It was published by Nintendo internationally and released October 26, 2012 in Europe and October 28 in North America (both at retail and on the Nintendo eShop).      
Professor Layton and Luke head to the town of miracles in Monte d'or, in search of the Mask of Miracle, which has the ability to grant wishes to its wearer. Layton and Luke arrive at the town to see they are too late, as a mysterious man, called the Masked Gentleman, is using the power of the mask to turn people to stone, and it is up to Layton and Luke to solve the mystery of the town.
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle was the best selling 3DS game on the day of launch, selling 117,589 copies. 
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