Aksys Games has announced that Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will be releasing on March 24 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam in North America. The European PlayStation 4 digital version will launch on the same date as the American release, but the physical version for the PS4 will be coming at a later date, with a specific release date to be revealed in the next few weeks. Both physical and digital versions of the PS Vita release in Europe will be delayed as well, to “later this year”. The PC version is being self-published by developer Chunsoft Games.
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games contains a remastered version of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, which will have completely redone hi-res graphics as well as voice acting in both English and Japanese. The sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward will be included too but will feature no new enhancements.
We previously covered Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors back in 2014 and discussed how it is a visual novel with a lot of text and an intriguing mystery. Our now Editor-In-Chief stated in his piece, “I can honestly say that it is one of the most interesting games I have ever played and it has by far one of the best stories in any game I have ever played.” Its direct sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, which is also included in Zero Escape: The Nonary Games hasn’t been covered by us previously, but is well regarded with a Metacritic score of 88, continuing the series reputation of great critical reception.
Last year, the final entry in the series was released in Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma on 3DS, Vita, and PC. We gave it a 9.5 in our review of it, noting that Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma was a fitting conclusion to the series. With Zero Escape: The Nonary Games you can now play all of these titles on PC as part of Spike Chunsoft’s continued move towards PC self-publishing or on Vita.