Zero Escape director teases third entry

But the wait might be a while, says Uchikoshi.

December 1, 2012 / 10:11 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The third game in the Zero Escape series, which includes 999: Nine Persons, Nine Hours, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, is in the works, according to game director Kotaro Uchikoshi.

Uchikoshi has been sharing first details about the game with fans on Twitter.

(Warning: The following content should be considered spoilers for those who have not played 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward.)

“Junpei will appear as a participant in the next game,” he said in one update.

“Of course, Phi [will] appear,” he said in another. “But [the] REAL Luna… has not been made yet in the 3rd. The original should appear.”

In a third update, he confirmed Junpei will appear “as a young figure” again.

But the wait for part three might be long. “Sorry,” he tweeted. “Plz wait a while.”

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, the second game in the series, launched for 3DS and PS Vita on February 16 in Japan and on October 23 in North America.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Interesting

  • Bloodios

    Great! I’m looking forward to this. I just hope localization doesn’t take another 8 months to complete…

  • Kazziyan

    YES JUNPEI RETURNS.

  • MrKappa

    This is what I like to hear… though I’ll have to steer clear of the details as I’ve yet to play my copy of VLR.

  • FaithlessMr

    Ok…I want to read this. But I’m currently playing Virtue’s Last Reward, so I might just want to wait until I get all the endings. I did see that Junpei returns so I’m glad, but then I saw “Phi” on the next paragraph and I jumped all the way down here to avoid spoilers like a ninja :3

    • Rezar

      I hope you enjoy it.

      • FaithlessMr

        Loving every second :D

  • Rezar

    I knew this was coming. I won’t explain why because of spoilers.

  • Learii

    i love virture last reward i a grat game infact i playing right now

  • PrinceHeir

    GET HYPE!!!!!!!

  • Hatsuaki

    Games like these one are always welcome!~

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.mcoscar Karen McOscar

    All of these are pretty obvious if you play the game. He’s not really revealing anything surprising.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.lippmann.9 Sarah Lippmann

    Perfect! I fell in love with this series about 4 months ago, so the idea of another game is awesome. I just hope that the localization doesn’t take forever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ponthier Matthew Ponthier

    It’s probably going to be a long wait because he’s working on the Stein;Gate sequel right now as well. I’d be fine with this if it wasn’t for the fact we probably won’t see an overseas release of that, at least not for a long time.

  • Nero Fernando

    What about Sigma and his cat tic, and fetish for bathing suits!? He’s my favorite character in the series (*spoiler*: the young version at least).BTW, *still a spoiler* was he 67 throughout all the routes? With all of his perverted antics that would be rather awkward.