Over the past few years, fans have enjoyed the Professor Layton games, with their spellbinding mix of quality animation and mind-tweaking puzzles. However, Level-5, the game's developer, has a new twist in store for the series.

During its Vision 2013 conference, the company announced Layton 7, the latest in the franchise, which will come to the 3DS as well as iOS and Android devices. This time around, players will be able to explore a small 3D city playing as a number of characters throughout the game, including a businessman, a young woman, a child, an old man, a taxi driver, a dog and at some points in the game, a zombie. As you can see from the image above, they're all quite diverse characters.

More details about Layton 7 should be released over the next few months.