Last week, Aksys made dreams come true by announcing that the 999 sequel Good People Die will be arriving in North America later this year. Today, Aksys follows up with an official press release that dishes a whole mess of new details as well as the game's localized name.
Now known as Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, the title will be coming to the Vita and PSN in addition to the 3DS -- European importers rejoice! Furthermore, there will be fully voiced dialog with dual language support and at least 24 different endings, trouncing 999's pitiful six.
So, there's something to look forward to, right? I would advise you all to read the full press release below, not because there's more information that I failed to divulge, but because Aksys writes the f*ckin' best press releases ever. Seriously, it's pretty wild.
EPIDEMIC ALERT: Japanese Adventure Game Strain Identified in North America
Thousands expected to succumb by year's end
Regional Office of the International Disease Organization, Washington D.C. – February 28, 2012 – IDO agents working in California report that preliminary findings indicate the exceedingly dangerous Japanese adventure game known as "Zennin Shiboudesu" has somehow crossed the Pacific. Attempts were made to contain it, but some carriers seem to have escaped the quarantine and are now at large.
This game is extremely virulent and can be transmitted through physical contact (via the dual "Nintendo 3DS™" and "PlayStation®Vita" retail vectors) as well as through the air (via the "PSN" vector), which has prompted the IDO to declare this a level 6 pandemic. All uninfected persons are advised to remain indoors and avoid contact with others. If you suspect you have been infected, or suspect a friend or family member of being infected, report, or have them report, to the nearest IDO quarantine facility.
Similarity to an earlier strain known as "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors" has lead to a reclassification: Both strains will now be considered members of the "Zero Escape" game series.Exposure to North America also seems to have caused Zennin Shiboudesu to mutate, and after much deliberation it has been determined that it will be referred to in all future literature as "Virtue's Last Reward" (see forthcoming department memo re: choice of strain name).
Virtue's Last Reward—or, alternatively, "VLR"—has been known to exhibit the following symptoms. If you begin to display any of these, distance yourself from friends and loved ones immediately, and proceed at once to the nearest IDO center.