The first two games in the Zero Escape series are getting a rerelease, bringing 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to a PlayStation system for the first time ever. The PlayStation Blog announced a new collection today called Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, that will release in Spring 2017 and package in both 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward on PS4 and Vita.
Both 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward revolve around something called the “Nonary Game.” Nine participants are abducted by someone known as “Zero,” and put into a life-or-death situation that requires them to solve puzzles and escape from different rooms. Each participant has a strange wristwatch attached, that can cause deadly effects and is impossible to remove unless you complete the game. Branching paths and storylines reveal pieces of the plot as you play through, and there’s a strong mystery to uncover just who Zero actually is. The series in general is known for its dramatic storytelling and strong characters, and both games are visual novels that any fan of the genre should not miss out on.
For anyone that’s already played both games, there’s still an incentive to pick up The Nonary Games. 999, the title that originally released on the Nintendo DS, has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, featuring HD visuals and even English and Japanese voice overs.
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will release sometime in Spring 2017, for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The third game in the series, Zero Time Dilemma, released back in June on Vita and 3DS. You can see our review of it here, and also take a look at our thoughts on why you should care about the Zero Escape series.
Are you excited to see the first two Zero Escape games getting a rerelease? Are you a fan of the series looking to play 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward again, or have you been looking for a way to jump into Zero Escape? Leave a comment down below and let us know.
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