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The wait is over! Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward ships today! Get ready for an all new thrilling mystery with challenging puzzles and more in the spiritual sequel to this hit series! Sigma and eight others are trapped in a facility controlled by the mysteries Zero III, a rabbit avatar! In order to escape, they must either ally with or betray each other, but in this game of life or death, who can they trust…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!  Visit the official website here, www.virtueslastreward.com!

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Ships Today!

Spiritual Sequel to the hit, 999, ships and is ready to thrill fans everywhere!

Torrance, CA October 23, 2012 – Aksys Games, publisher of the critically acclaimed hit, Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), proudly announces that Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, available for the Nintendo 3DS® and PlayStation®VITA handheld entertainment system, ships today!

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward introduces a new cast, a thrilling and suspenseful storyline, and challenging new puzzles!  Follow Sigma as he and eight others try to crack the mystery of Zero and figure out who to trust or who to betray in this follow-up to the 2010 hit!

About Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

December 25, 2028 – While at the parking lot of his school, Sigma is ambushed by two cars and kidnapped.  He soon finds himself in an elevator with a girl named Phi.  Unable to escape the elevator, a green monitor flips on and a strange rabbit appears, introducing itself as “Zero III.”  Zero III explains that they are about to play the “Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition,” a deadly game of life and death.  What’s in store for Sigma, Phi, and the seven others they eventually meet?  Why have these nine been chosen, and most importantly, who will they ally with and who will they betray?

Complex Puzzles & Suspenseful Story – Learn the mystery behind Zero and the nine participants as players follow a suspenseful plotline in “Novel” stages!  In “Escape” stages, players must solve complex puzzles in order to escape rooms and progress through the game.

Fully-Voiced Novel Sections & Dual Language Support –With dual language support, players can choose between listening to the novel stages in Japanese or English!

Numerous Fates & Endings – As in 999, there are several multiple endings!  A special flow chart shows player progress through the game.

Immersive Three-Dimensional Environment – In “Escape” stages, players can rotate the camera around a 3D room and zoom in on objects to look for clues.  Players can also select and manipulate objects in three-dimensional space.

Introduces New Characters, Brings Back Old Ones – Several new characters join the cast of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward and some old ones make appearances as well! What secrets do these characters hold, and why have they been brought here?

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information about Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward and to see the newest official launch trailer and special OVA short, visit www.virtueslastreward.com.

About the Zero Escape Series

The Zero Escape series blends thrilling visual novel with complex puzzle game.  Starting in 2010, Aksys Games published Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), which became one of their most critically-acclaimed titles that year, earning IGN’s Story of the Year award.  Following the success of 999, Aksys Games announced earlier this year that it would be releasing the spiritual successor to 999, entitled Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.  More information about both games can be found at www.zero-escape.com.

About Spike Chunsoft

Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. is a Japan based publisher and developer specializing in the console and social video game industries. Spike Chunsoft has published some of the best-selling console games in Japan, including the Way of the Samurai series, Kenka Bancho series and Mystery Dungeon series. Spike Chunsoft also has extensive experience with the development of console video games, such as Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for PS3® and Xbox 360®.