By Operation Rainfall Contributor / July 2nd, 2016
Anime Expo 2016 came with an awesome surprise for fans of 999 and Zero Escape that has been teased quiet a few times in the past. During the Aksys panel the publishing company announced that 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors will be coming to “Other Platforms” at some point.
The panel was hosted by Aksys Games with guest Kotaro Uchikoshi. After discussing the newly released Zero Time Dilemma, the team took some time to reveal that 999 will be making its way to these new platforms.
999 was a visual novel directed by Uchikoshi. The game features 9 people who are forced to participate in a “Nonary” game. This game will involve lots of puzzle solving and making difficult decisions. These decisions can and will change the outcome of this “Game”. In some cases these decisions can even result in one or more of their deaths. Why are they there? What are these watches that mysteriously appeared on their arms? Who is this Zero person who claims to be behind it all? These are all questions that you will be trying to figure out as you play!
Originally released on the Nintendo DS, this game would be followed up by Virtues Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma. Each saw a release on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS, with the latter also coming to PC. If you are interested in these two titles its highly recommended that you check out 999 before playing these as the story will have that much more impact and make more sense. There is also an alternate version of 999 on iOS devices that removes the puzzle solving elements. This version is just a plain Visual Novel but great for those who just want to experience the story.
999 is currently available for the Nintendo DS.
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