"999: The Novel" Comes to iOS on March 17

Aksys to publish visual novel, priced at $4.99

Aksys announced plans to release 999: The Novel—AKA Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors The Novel—on iOS platforms. The novelization of the 999 Nintendo DS game will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch when it launches in the App Store on March 17 for $4.99.


The visual novel comes from writer Kotaro Uchikoshi. Players will be able to track which path they've chosen with a flowchart function, which will also let you go back and take a different route.


Images of the game in both portrait and landscape mode:


Aksys sums up the plot:

Nine individuals, seemingly strangers, find themselves awakening to a rude truth – they’re trapped on a ship that will sink in nine hours, and must play a deadly game in order to escape. Kidnapped by the mysterious Zero, these nine must solve puzzles and uncover the location of the elusive ninth door before time runs out. Each player is tied to a bracelet that controls a bomb within their bodies. One wrong move and they explode. However, beyond this life-or-death game lies questions that they must answer: Why have they been brought here and, more importantly, who is Zero?



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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