Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the sixth game in Professor Layton series, and the third game in the second (prequel) trilogy. Continuing on the story of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Layton and Luke are in to crack their brains on yet another 150 puzzles of all kinds while trying to uncover the secrets of the ancient Azran civilization that predates everything known to mankind. In the cold snowy rural area, beckoned by and old colleague, professor Sycamore, Layton, Luke and Emmy arrive to uncover the mystery of a living mummy, which in turn appears to be a resident of a lost Azran civilization, a young girl called Aurora. But the criminal organization known as Targent is also on to get her and everything Azran-related, and they'll stoop to anything to make it happen, putting Layton and his friends in constant danger and fight for their lives.
The gameplay is similar to its prequel, and the first Layton game for 3DS, but this game includes more dynamic and action sequences, and not just through the cinematics, some of which require puzzle-solving in real-time (i.e. puzzle-fight mini-game trying to shoot down enemy missiles and drones launched at your airship). Hunting for hint coins is just as before, but there are many animated features on actual location sets which was not used in the previous game (i.e. you click on a water hose which starts sprinkling around and tosses something off which reveals a hint coin). There are new and recurring characters in the story, and almost all of them will have some puzzle to offer in a typical Layton sense.