How many timelines end in me dying?
Those who don’t have a 3DS or Vita and want to get in on the Zero Escape games will be excited to know that the collection, dubbed The Nonary Games, will be releasing on March 24, 2017 for PS4 and Vita with a PC release scheduled for the next day. The compilation combines the first two chapters of the Zero Escape saga into a single package to catch people up to last year’s finale, Zero Time Dilemma. Why that third game wasn’t included for PS4 users, who have no access to the game, is beyond me.
As for any changes to the games, 999 includes all of the endings from the DS original, but excludes the ending exclusive to the iOS port. Oddly, though, there will be a “Novel” mode for people who just want to experience the story in both games, which makes the omission of the iOS ending confusing. Either way, all the voice actors from Virtue’s Last Reward will be reprising their roles for the characters that were featured in 999, so that is a pretty neat plus.
For any Japanese gamers out there, the collection will be releasing on April 13, though no PC version is planned for that territory. I never got the chance to play 999, so this sounds like a great way to finish the trilogy to me. 999 may be lacking some of the features unique to the DS, but at least I won’t be missing a crucial part of the storyline.