To Zero Escape Fans,

For the past few months, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. and Spike Chunsoft, developer of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, with cooperation from Nintendo of America and Nintendo Co. Ltd., have been investigating a Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward crash issue on the Nintendo® 3DS first reported by our fans (we would like to emphasize that this occurs only in the Nintendo®3DS version).

Before we delve into our investigation, we would first like to express our regret for any inconvenience this has caused. We completely understand that this affects the gaming experience of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. We would also like to thank Zero Escape fans everywhere for bringing this problem to our attention. You provided us with indispensable insight and truly helped this investigation move forward.

Our Investigation

When entering the PEC room during the “Escape Section,” and attempting to save, some fans have reported that their game crashes, losing all saved data. Upon investigation, Aksys Games and Spike Chunsoft have confirmed that this does occur, but the chances are dependent on whether or not certain conditions are met. We have evidence to suggest that playing the game for a lengthy, continuous amount of time increases the probability of this crash occurring. As such, we have a detailed explanation of a workaround as explained after the break.

**Please note that this workaround may contain spoilers.**

The Workaround

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Flow Chart detailing path

Upon reaching the path of the yellow Chromatic Door, choose “ally” during the first AB game. This will lead to the blue Chromatic Door. Enter the blue Chromatic Door.

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After entering Blue Chromatic Door (place that you can save)

Save Point:  At this point you may save at any point during the “Novel Section.” The last chance you will be able to save is in the “lever room,” before entering the PEC. Once you have saved, completely quit and turn off the game.  Then turn back on the game to resume playing.

Do not save at any point during the “Escape Section” of the PEC. Once you have completed the PEC room you may once again save.

We will be sure to relay any more pertinent information as it comes forward.

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Aksys Games Localization, Inc. and Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.