Fans of the now cult classic Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors are surely looking forward to the follow-up coming out for the Vita and 3DS, Zero Escape, but Aksys still want you to know where the roots of the series began. Today, it was announced that a new cover would ship with a reprint of the original 999, giving new and old fans alike another reason to snag the DS game up.
Ben Bateman, editor of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors explains:
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.”
Yes, 999 is awesome. New or old cover, if you have yet to play this game, now is the time to invest folks as Zero Escape is coming, and the knowledge of the first title will surely benefit players later on.