Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Arrives on Nintendo E-Shop

Aug 23rd 2013
Torrance, CA – Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, the critically acclaimed visual novel, releases on Nintendo e-shop today for the Nintendo 3DS! Nominated for Best Story at the 2013 GDC Awards and named IGN's Best 3DS/DS Story of 2012, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is the spiritual sequel to the critically-acclaimed hit, Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, also known as 999. In celebration of this release, we'll be running a two week promotion! Get Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward for only $24.99 from now until September 3, 2013!

About Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

After being kidnapped by a masked figure, Sigma awakens in an elevator with a girl named Phi. They soon learn that they, along with seven others, are about to play a game of life and death—The Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition. Each participant is equipped with a bracelet that will kill them if they break the rules. Controlled by a mysterious rabbit named Zero III, the Nonary Game will force its players to decide who to trust and who to betray. If they can solve a series of fiendishly difficult puzzles, then perhaps they can uncover the mystery behind Zero III. Sigma will need all his wits to survive and escape alive, but who can he trust and who must he betray?

Immersive & Suspenseful Story in Novel Stages – Learn why Sigma and the others were taken and the mystery that surrounds the masked figure, Zero, and his avatar Zero III. Choose to “ally” or “betray” the others and watch your fate change with every decision.

Challenging Escape Stages with 3D Environments – Challenge your mind skills with everything from colors relationships, math, and more in order to escape rooms and gain points as you edge closer to freedom. Rotate the camera around a 3D room and zoom in on objects to look for clues. Players can also select and manipulate objects in three-dimensional space.

Fully-Voiced Novel Sections & Dual Language Support –With dual language support, choose between listening to the novel stages in Japanese or English!

Numerous Fates & Endings – As in 999, there are several different endings! A special flow chart shows player progress and displays the different branches of the game.

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information about Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward go to www.virtueslastreward.com.

About the Zero Escape Series
The Zero Escape series blends thrilling visual novel with complex puzzle game. Starting in 2010, Aksys Games published Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), which became one of their most critically-acclaimed titles that year, earning IGN's Story of the Year award. Following the success of 999, Aksys Games published the next game in the series, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, in 2012. More information about both games can be found at www.zero-escape.com.

About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power) and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.

About Spike Chunsoft
Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. is a Japan based publisher and developer specializing in the console and social video game industries. Spike Chunsoft has published some of the best-selling console games in Japan, including the Way of the Samurai series, Kenka Bancho series and Mystery Dungeon series. Spike Chunsoft also has extensive experience with the development of console video games, such as Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for PS3® and Xbox 360®.

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