Got 999 Problems But a Reprinted Game Ain’t One

Aksys Games is excited! And they want to celebrate. The newest instalment in their Zero Escape series is hitting store shelves next month—Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward—and to keep the excitement level high leading up to release, they’ve decided to reprint the first game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors with new cover art.

Here’s what game editor Ben Bateman had to say on the game and the cover art change:

For “Zero Escape” we wanted to create a branding umbrella that VLR [Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward], 999, and any future games could rest under comfortably—a little like the “Ace Attorney” brand, if you will. To do that, we thought about what it was that defined 999 and VLR and was common to both games, and eventually settled on the character of Zero and the idea that each game involves a dangerous escape. Hence, Zero Escape, which has the nice, ominous double meaning of “You have zero chance to escape.”

Keep your eyes on store shelves for the sequel next month!



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