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999: The Novel on iOS coming to North America March 17

Publisher Aksys Games has announced the iOS-specific, interactive comic version of 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors is coming to North America on March 17 for $4.99. 999: The Novel is based on the 2010 DS game also known as Zero Escape, focusing on the game's narrative by removing DS version's...

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Zero Escape series stalled, director cites low sales

ChunSoft's Zero Escape franchise is currently in limbo, as series director Kotaro Uchikoshi revealed this week that his team was unsuccessful in securing a budget for a proposed third entry in the series, due to a lack of sales. Though previous series entries Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors...

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999 unlocked on iOS in Japan minus puzzles, English version set for autumn

Spike Chunsoft released 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors on iOS this week, and the room escape thriller is fleeing onto iPads and iPhones in Japan. However, it's not a complete port of the DS game which came to North America in 2010. Spike Chunsoft chose to remove the puzzle gameplay on iOS,...

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999 team back with new Vita, 3DS title

The team behind 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors is reuniting for another "extreme escape" game. Andriasang reports, via information in Famitsu, that the new game for Vita and 3DS will be called Gyokugen Dasshutsu Adv: Zennin Shiboudes in Japanese -- Gyokugen Dasshutsu translates to "Extreme...

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999 pre-order bonus timely, fitting, disturbing

The pre-order bonus for 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors is appropriately enough a watch version of the device worn by the nine persons in the game. Of course, unlike the gizmo in the sinister scenario, this thing won't blow up if you're a failure. The item will only be available online by...

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'999' to ensnare North America this November

999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, a graphical text adventure released in Japan last December, will challenge North American audiences this November. Aksys Games confirmed last month that the unusual DS title would ship across the ocean, but didn't offer a release window at the time. With a...

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Aksys localizing '999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors' adventure game [Update: it's official!]

Those of you with a penchant for reading a lot of text in your DS games (or, to put it another way, those of you into adventure games) have something new to look forward to: Chunsoft's Extreme Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, a graphical text adventure released in Japan last December, appears to...

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