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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward's 13-minute OVA, animated by Studio Gonzo and now dubbed in English.

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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward bracelet, available in one of three colors (Red, Blue, Green) when you preorder the game through Amazon. I’m sure a lot of you already own the original 999 bracelet, but just think about the heights your swag level would reach if you rocked both on your wrist at the same time. Sky’s the limit.
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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward bracelet, available in one of three colors (Red, Blue, Green) when you preorder the game through Amazon. I’m sure a lot of you already own the original 999 bracelet, but just think about the heights your swag level would reach if you rocked both on your wrist at the same time. Sky’s the limit.

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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward boxart. I don’t know the actual name of this font (if any wandering Aksys employees happen to pop in, let me know!) but I know it as “Turbografx-16.”

The game is up for pre-order now on Amazon, by the way, with an October 24 date that is too distant to be accurate. It’s way too early to know the for-real release date.

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It’s official! Chunsoft’s 999 followup is coming to North America on both 3DS and Vita as “Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.” The branding will extend back to 999, which is now also part of a “Zero Escape” game series. Totally makes sense!

The American release of Virtue’s Last Reward will have voice-acted “Novel” sections. The announcement by publisher Aksys isn’t clear whether this will be in English or Japanese. The 3DS game will be retail; the Vita version will be sold over PSN and retail.

I gotta finish 999! Like, at least once.

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Good People Will Die in North America

Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die — the sequel to Chunsoft’s adored 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — is coming to North America some time before the end of the year, thanks to the awesome folks at Aksys.

The news comes by way of Nintendo Power, which as far as I know only discusses the 3DS version, so I’m unsure if the PS Vita edition will make it out to the States. It’s also uncertain whether Aksys will keep the Good People Die title, but it’s difficult to imagine the publisher coming up with another name as strong as that.

Regardless of all that, I’m thrilled to see another Chunsoft game getting an English localization. More, please!

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I was excited that Chunsoft posted a web game to promote the looming Japanese release of Good People Die  for 3DS and PS Vita. I remembered that Aksys made an online demo available for the game’s predecessor 999, allowing people to try out an early chapter of the adventure title, so I was hoping for more than that.

That’s not what this is at all! It’s a simple minigame that takes a few minutes to load, and has you clicking as fast as you can to open a gate, so you can rescue Clover/Yotsuba and see her in increasingly skimpy outfits. :o/

It’s not nearly as reprehensible as Hachi Koi's Tetris clone, but I expected better from Chunsoft.

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Subtitled version of the Good People Die promotional anime clip that Chunsoft and Gonzo put out last month, translated by Vividnecromancer. While it’s not a the most accurate translation, it’s better than nothing. Make sure to turn on annotations in the video to see the text.

I swear I was looking all over for a subbed copy of this video last month, but I wasn’t able to find one until I was reminded to renew my search earlier today, after seeing Good People Die's latest Japanese trailer, which has limited subtitles and features the bunny antagonist.

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Good People Die two-minute clip teases the upcoming promotional anime episode Studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Gantz) is producing for the 3DS/PS Vita game.

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Japanese boxart for Good People Die, the next visual novel adventure from the 999 team coming to 3DS/PS Vita next February — in Japan at least; no U.S. announcement yet!
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Japanese boxart for Good People Die, the next visual novel adventure from the 999 team coming to 3DS/PS Vita next February — in Japan at least; no U.S. announcement yet!

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Plenty of new screenshots from Good People Die, the successor to Chunsoft’s visual novel/adventure game 999, coming to 3DS/PS Vita on February 16 in Japan.

Good People Die takes place in the same world as 999, even featuring some returning characters it seems, but it updates the Nonary Game with an AB (Ambidex) version. Siliconera explains how the AB game works:

"Each player in the game has a bangle attached to them, with BP, which presumably stands for bangle (or bracelet) points. Like in 999, you travel in pairs, and can cooperate with or betray your partner.

AB rooms have a voting machine set up within them, and each pair of participants must make a choice within a time limit. Do you “cooperate” or “betray”? Each choice you choose unlocks a different scenario and, depending on different situations, you’ll see different stories unfold.

The key is to get more than 9BP so you can open the door to escape. On the other hand, if your points fall below 0, you’ll get injected with poison from your bangle and die.”

You can see more Good People Die screenshots and details on the game (if you don’t mind running the page through Google Translate) at this new Famitsu report.

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New screenshots of Good People Die, the new nonary game from Chunsoft’s 999 team, coming to Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita. Nothing too revelatory here — the image of the white-haired girl essentially says, “My name is Phi”.

For some discussion on what’s going on with this title, there’s a forum thread over at Court-Records with plenty of speculation on all those weird numbers that appeared in the trailer, the significance of the characters’ names (the protagonist is named Sigma), and what this “Ambidex edition” of the nonary game will entail.

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English-annotated trailer for Good People Die, or Gyokugen Dasshutsu Adv: Zennin Shiboudes, the new 3DS/PS Vita game from the Chunsoft group that worked on 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.

If hints from the initial artwork didn’t give it away, this video all but verifies that Good People Die is related to 999, what with mentions of a nonary game, Zero’s cameo, and the similar music. I wonder what this “Ambidex edition” will entail, though?

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