The time has come…after such a long wait, we now have that third game many thought would be cancelled.
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is the third and final installment of the Zero Escape trilogy and will be released for both the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. More importantly though, is that Zero Time Dilemma will answer all the unsolved mysteries left over from previous titles, and will take place between Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtues’s Last Reward.
Players familiar with the series will once again find themselves thrust into a gripping genre mash up of psychological horror, mystery, and suspense, with gameplay featuring an intense mix of escape-the-room and puzzle set pieces, all carefully crafted to ensure a unifying experience of desperation, especially with the return of making the macabre and extreme choice of selecting which 6 out of the 9 characters will die – gruesomely too… while previous entries have Japanese ratings of 15+, Zero Time Dilemma is set at 18+, implying that this final cut will be devastatingly gruesome and gorier than it’s predecessors.
In all “decision” game type mediums, the fundamental experiment is to push a player’s sense of morality to the brink; this is the “dilemma” featured in this title. Questions of what is right, good, evil, and wrong are fascinatingly explored, often accompanied by cut scenes of someone’s life on the life, exploiting a player’s psyche with the goal of creating a game that truly mimics the sense of utter despair from which the cruelty of human nature can provide.
The localized version of the game will feature English and Japanese dual audio; pre-orders for the game is now open if you want to ensure that you won’t miss out on what may be one of the most gripping and mature titles yet for the Vita!