FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Torrance, CA (September 19, 2012) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, announces that the critically acclaimed hit, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, for the Nintendo DS ® will feature a completely redesigned box art in celebration of the newest installment of the Zero Escape series!
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.”
First released in 2010, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors surprised critics and fans alike with its thrilling storyline and mind-bending puzzles. Calling it “a master class in interactive storytelling, with sensationally gripping writing,” IGN proclaimed it “Story of the Year” in 2010. Those discovering the series for the first time through the upcoming title Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward can play the game that started it all, and super-fans who’ve been with us since 999 can add a fantastic new cover to their collection!
Copies of Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors with the new cover art will begin shipping in late September.
Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Key Features
· Nine Hours
You have only 9 hours before Junpei and his 8 fellow abductees drown. Numerology, music composition and logic puzzles are just a few of the 30+ obstacles that stand in the way of their freedom. You’ll have to use everything in your environment to get out!
· Nine Persons
Solve the mysteries that cloud your companions’ pasts, and unveil a disturbing future. Help everyone escape, but beware! A wrong decision or a careless mistake might put their lives in jeopardy. Experience 6 endings that are determined by the way you play!
· Nine Doors
Each hostage is cursed with a bracelet that displays their unique number. These numbers are keys to unlock the 9 doors. Explore your surroundings for clues to unlock the next door by picking up and examining objects you find in each room. Create new tools by combining them to get out of dangerous situations and solve deadly puzzles.
About Aksys Games Inc.
Located in Torrance, California and founded in 2006, Aksys Games is well known for being a visionary within the fighting game sector while expanding into other genres such as RPGs, fishing, and family-style games. Some of their more popular games include the BlazBlue, Record of Agarest War and Bit.Trip series.
Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games visit www.aksysgames.com. For more information about the Zero Escape series, visit http://www.zero-escape.com.