'Full Throttle Remastered,' 'Layton's Mystery Journey' arrive on iPhone, iPad

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Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with 'Full Throttle Remastered' bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while 'Layton's Mystery Journey' lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.

The remake of classic point-and-click adventure game "Full Throttle Remastered" has arrived on iOS, a few months after shipping on consoles and Mac. The Lucasfilm game, originally released by LucasArts in 1995, has been updated for a modern audience by Double Fine Productions, with the gameplay kept intact alongside upgraded graphics and new audio.

"Full Throttle" follows Ben Throttle, the leader of the Polecats biker gang, who finds himself caught up in a story featuring motorcycles, mayhem, and murder. After the Polecats are duped into escorting the CEO of a motorcycle manufacturer into an ambush, resulting in the gang being framed for murder, Throttle must work to free his comrades and bring the perpetrators to justice.

In the remastered release, players will be able to switch between the original visuals and sound of the game and the updated version whenever they want. All new hand-drawn and 3D artwork has been created for the game, with bonus features including a creator's commentary and concept art browser also added.

Requiring iOS 9.0 or later and taking up 3.9GB of space, "Full Throttle Remastered" is available to purchase from the iOS App Store for $4.99. The Mac version of the game is priced at $14.99.

The latest chapter in the "Professor Layton" game series has made its way to iOS devices ahead of a release on Nintendo's previous-generation handheld game console. "Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy" has been released by publisher and developer Level 5 in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, but will also land on the Nintendo 3DS in the fall.

"Layton's Mystery Journey" marks the tenth anniversary of the Layton franchise, changing out the Professor for his daughter, Katrielle. Visiting the famous landmarks of London and searching for her missing father, Kat must discover clues to his whereabouts while also solving 12 cases, and completing a large number of logic puzzles.

To extend gameplay past the base game, Level 5 is making additional daily puzzles available to download, with extra puzzle sets offered as in-app purchases. Players are also given the option to customize the costumes of characters and redecorate rooms, though again some items are part of in-app purchases.

"Layton's Mystery Journey" requires iOS 9.0 or later, takes up 1.14GB of storage, and is priced at $15.99.