Aksys and Spike Chunsoft are bringing the first two games in the Zero Escape series to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as part of a double pack called Zero Escape: The Nonary Games.
News of this comes from a post on the PlayStation Blog, which reveals that the collection will include Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, neither of which have ever been on PS4. While Virtue’s Last Reward is already available on Vita, this will be the first time Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has appeared on the handheld.
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has been rebuilt from the ground up since it originally came out on the first Nintendo DS in 2009, and will feature HD graphics and both English and Japanese voice acting, unlike the original version of the game.
It is worth noting that this collection doesn’t feature Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, the third and presumably final game in the series, which launched on PC, PlayStation Vita, and 3DS earlier this year. Those who purchase The Nonary Games on Vita will still be able to play the final Zero Escape, but if you’re looking to get the full story you won’t be able to do so on PlayStation 4.
The Zero Escape series revolves around nine people being trapped in an enclosed space and forced to play a life-threatening game by series’ antagonist Zero, whose identity serves as one of the games’ several mysteries.
This is the second visual novel compilation Spike Chunsoft is bringing to PlayStation 4, with Danganronpa 1•2 Reload offering Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair to consoles players for the first time in 2017.
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will be available in spring of 2017.
For more on the Zero Escape series, check out CGM’s review of Zero Time Dilemma.