The developer Aksys Games officially announced 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward that are getting ported to new platforms.
Fans of Zero Escape license will be delighted to learn that Spike Chunsoft will allow 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward qualify for porting with a Japanese voice dubbing bonus!
The announcement was made during a panel by the company in Anime Expo 2016, but the platforms and release dates for new versions of these games were not disclosed. Currently 999 is available on Nintendo DS and iOS mobile devices. Meanwhile, Virtue’s Last Reward was released for PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
Both games have been highly acclaimed for its history, and have a small group of fans that they have become true worshipper of the titles.
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a visual novel, non-linear and multi-purpose, developed by Chunsoft and released in December 2009 in Japan and in November 2010 in North America. iOS port was released in 2013 in Japan and 2014 worldwide, in English only. This is the first game in the series of Zero Escape.
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is subsequently released on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita in 2012. The screenplay was written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, also author of the popular visual novel Ever 17: The Out of Infinity. Not translated into other language, it is playable in Japanese with English lyrics.
These adventures of point-and-click style follow a group of people who have been kidnapped by a mysterious character. The goal is to escape through solving riddles and puzzles.
There is also a third game in this series, called Zero Time Dilemma, which was recently launched.