Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is now available on the 3DS eShop in North America, offering another avenue to this well-received visual novel/puzzle adventure. Players of the original physical copy of the game, however, have been wondering whether the download version still contains one grief-bearing issue: a save-corrupting bug that's rather inescapable if you trigger it.
According to Aksys Games' Facebook page for Virtue's Last Reward, the bug has been fixed in the eShop version of the game. Unfortunately, the same page has been receiving complaints from people who claim they have downloaded the game and still hit the glitch.
So, what to do? If you have already purchased Virtue's Last Reward or plan to, it may be best to treat the eShop version as if it was glitched until further confirmation is received that things are indeed fixed. This means that you should not save in the PEC (Pressure Exchange) or Crew's Quarters puzzle rooms. If you want to be extremely safe, save only in the story sections of the game. This advice still goes for physical copies of the game as well, as they have not yet received a patch.
Are you still interested in Virtue's Last Reward even with a potential bug? Let us know.