Torrance, CA - March 10, 2014 - Aksys Games today announced that 999: The Novel (also known as Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors The Novel) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be released on March 17, 2014. 999: The Novel is a thrilling choose your own path story from acclaimed writer Kotaro Uchikoshi that takes readers on a suspense-filled journey full of danger, terrifying choices and unexpected twists toward a variety of endings that may or may not see them coming out alive on the other side.
Nine individuals, seemingly strangers, find themselves awakening to a rude truth – they’re trapped on a ship that will sink in nine hours, and must play a deadly game in order to escape. Kidnapped by the mysterious Zero, these nine must solve puzzles and uncover the location of the elusive ninth door before time runs out. Each player is tied to a bracelet that controls a bomb within their bodies. One wrong move and they explode. However, beyond this life-or-death game lies questions that they must answer: Why have they been brought here and, more importantly, who is Zero?
The Hit Game Novelized – 999: The Novel, based on the highly lauded Nintendo DS game of the same name (Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or 999), maintains the same suspenseful plot twists and turns, immersing readers into Kotaro Uchikoshi’s brilliant, mind-bending world!
Track Your Progress – Includes a flow-chart function that allows readers to track which path they’ve chosen. It also enables readers to go back and take a different route.
999: The Novel App will be available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards “Best Story” Nominee), the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series and Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.