Zero Escape

Over the course of the weekend there was some exciting news for fans of challenging, intriguing narrative-driven puzzle games - Zero Escape Volume 3 was announced for a release in the first half of 2016. It's coming to the 3DS, naturally.

The next entry follows on from 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on DS and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, it's being published by Aksys Games and is once again being led by Kotaro Uchikoshi, with around 50% of the scenarios already written out.

Now there's a video of a panel from Anime Expo 2015, at which the game was revealed. In this session Uchikoshi-san talks a little about the game, including confirmation that it'll be set on a Mars colony, while those that like to see a dog in their favourite video games will also have that particular wish fulfilled. It was fan reaction to previous news that this game would likely never happen that prompted Aksys to think again and fund this new entry.

It's well worth a watch, though we suggest a pair of headphones with decent volume.