How's this for a nice surprise?! Microsoft revealed as part of today's Xbox Game Pass update that Zero Escape will be coming to Xbox for the first time ever next week, and it'll also be included at no extra charge through the service.
Specifically, the game is Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, which bundles remastered versions of the 2009 Nintendo DS title Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and 2012 Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita title Virtue's Last Reward.
Haven't heard of Zero Escape before? The gameplay is described as an "escape-the-room visual novel", requiring you to "search for clues within numerous locked rooms and solve mind-bending puzzles in order to escape. Our sister site Push Square reviewed The Nonary Games for PlayStation 4 back in 2017, giving it a "Great" 8/10 score.
Here's what they had to say about it at the time:
"For newcomers, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games is an essential purchase. You've got two excellent games that tell a wild and wonderful story that will stay with you for a very long time, and combine that with the engaging puzzles and you've got a recipe for a quality experience.
For returning fans, it's a tougher sell: your purchase mostly balances on the enhancements of the PS4 edition, in which case we can only confidently recommend the package if you're looking to do a play though of the improved Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors."
You can check out the trailer for the game above, along with some random screenshots below:
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