Aksys Games Announces 3rd Game in Zero Escape Series

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Puzzle adventure game slated for summer 2016 release

North American video game distributor Aksys Games and creator Kōtarō Uchikoshi announced at their Anime Expo panel on Friday that it will release a third game in the Zero Escape game series. The game, tentatively titled Zero Escape 3, is slated for a summer 2016 release on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

Kōtarō Uchikoshi (Punchline), the director of the first two games in the series, told his fans last year via Twitter that while a third game for the series was planned, production was not able to move forward. Uchikoshi stated that the game series did not sell well in Japan despite being popular overseas and that "in conclusion, unfortunately, I have to say that it is difficult to realize it 'at this stage' yet, although we have done all we can."

Chunsoft developed the first two games in the series. Aksys Games released the Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward puzzle adventure game on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS in 2013. The game is a sequel to 2009's Nintendo DS game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.

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