Zero Escape 3 Announced For Summer 2016 Release [Update]


Aksys Games has announced a new game in the cult classic Zero Escape series at the recently held panel at Anime Expo. The game was announced by series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi and is targeting a Summer 2016 release.

Zero Escape series started on the Nintendo DS with the first game called Nine Hours, Nine Persons and Nine Doors. The series continued with Virtue’s Last Reward on the Vita and Nintendo 3DS. There is no platform mentioned yet for Zero Escape 3 but assuming it follows the previous game, it is likely going to be Nintendo 3DS and Vita again.

Update: Gematsu has the full press release confirming a release for Vita and 3DS along with info about story. Check it out below.

Many government organizations have dismissed our urgent warnings regarding the upcoming game event called Zero Time Dilemma. Recent intelligence has escalated our plans and we have come to the decision to contact gamers about the dangers directly. Our ultimate goal has always been to protect the public from the horrific consequences we have foreseen, but it appears our mission to prevent it from occurring may have failed. It is imperative that you make every effort to prepare yourselves for the oncoming deadly game, so that you may survive the coming apocalypse.

An antidote for the game is predicted to be created, but much further down this timeline, and as such there is no defense from its effects. It will be most easily identifiable on Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, though it is transmittable through the air so the spread may increase even more rapidly through the PlayStation®Store and Nintendo eShop.

Do not be tempted by familiar faces, fully voiced cinematics, multiple endings, or voices in both Japanese and English, as those are signs that the apocalypse is nigh. We suggest that you put extensive effort into improving your puzzle solving skills, as they will be vital to your survival.

We at Crash Keys beg for your assistance in notifying everyone you can so that no one is left in the dark about this dangerous game. The world will end up in a tumultuous uproar, and ultimate consequences will be unavoidable unless word gets out. Use all the time available to you before the summer of next year to contact your loved ones and prepare; our intelligence hasn’t been able to focus in on an exact date at this time. Do not fear – we are here to protect you and prepare you to our utmost ability so that you may survive. You will survive. We will use all channels available to contact you with updates as soon as we uncover them. You must be ready.


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  • Brawlers9901

    YES! I’ve been waiting for so long, that’s so cool. Here’s hoping it’ll give some info about Phi, huge mystery in VLR. Oh man, one year will go so fast.