The much-anticipated second game in the Zero Escape series, Virtue's Last Reward introduces a mostly-new cast, a thrilling and suspenseful storyline, and challenging new puzzles that expand and improve upon the concepts introduced in Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), the first game in this critically acclaimed series of adventure games!
Virtue's Last Reward follows the trials and tribulations of Sigma, who is drugged and kidnapped from his university. He wakes up in an elevator with a girl named Phi. After discovering they are unable to escape the elevator, a strange rabbit appears, introducing itself as “Zero III.” Zero III explains that they are about to play the “Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition,” a deadly game of life and death. What’s in store for Sigma, Phi, and the seven others they eventually meet? Why have these nine been chosen, and most importantly, who will they ally with and who will they betray?
Complex Puzzles &Deep, Suspenseful Story: Learn the mystery behind Zero and the nine participants as players follow the tension-filled plotline that unfolds in the "Novel" portions of the game. In the “Escape” stages, players must solve complex puzzles in order to escape rooms and progress through the game.
Fully-Voiced Novel Sections & Dual Language Support: With dual language support, players can choose to listen to the story unfold during the Novel portion of the game in either English or Japanese.
Complex Story with a Myriad of Twists and Turns: Like its spiritual predecessor 999, Virtue's Last Reward has a number of "endings" that, when viewed in aggregate, expose the truth behind the deadly game being played with the lives of those forced to participate in this version of the Nonary Game!
Immersive Three-Dimensional Environment: In “Escape” stages, players can rotate the camera around a 3D room and zoom in on objects to look for clues. Players can also select and manipulate objects in three-dimensional space.
Introduces New Characters, Brings Back Old Ones: Several new characters join the cast of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward and some old ones make appearances as well! What secrets do these characters hold, and why have they been brought here?
Awards and Nominations:
Amazon Best of 2012 Video Games
IGN People's Choice Awards and Best Story 2012 (Nintendo 3DS)
GDC Awards Best Narrative Nominee
Game Informer Best Handheld Exclusive and Top 50 Games of 2012
Gamespot Best Handheld of the Year 2012 and People's Choice Awards Top 32
PlayStationRBlog PS Vita Game of the Year (PSN Only) Nominee
Gametrailers.com Best Adventure Game 2012 Nominee
Gamasutra and Game Developer's Magazine Best Games of 2012
1UP's Favorite Games of 2012
RPGFan's Best Story and Best Graphic Adventure of 2012
Pocket-Console.com Game of the Year 2012
Pocket Gamer Awards Best Overall Game of the Year 2013, 3DS/DS Game of the Year, PS Vita/PSP Game of the Year, Best Adventure/RPG Game 2013 Nominee
Kotaku Game of the Year 2012 Nominee
8bit Envy Favorite Games of the Year 2012