Have you played Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors? If not, you really should. It's a wonderful visual novel-slash-point-and-click adventure with a tendency to make your brain explode, and I recommend that everyone take the time to experience it.
If you have played 999, you'll be delighted to know that there's a sequel — Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward — out for 3DS and Vita on October 23. You can try out the demo on Vita today.
Here's publisher Aksys describing Virtue's Last Reward:
Virtue's Last Reward is a visual novel-style game with puzzle elements that traps college student Sigma, a mysterious young woman named Phi, and seven other strangers in a game of life and death.
They are forced to take part in a game known as the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition, which will place their lives on the line as they try to escape and discover the truth about why they're there in the first place.
As a visual novel, Virtue's Last Reward delves heavily into story, characterization, and reading in general. However, this is balanced by the escape rooms, which consist of point-and-click puzzles that Sigma and his fellow prisoners must solve to move the game along.
For those who happened to mosey on by to just get the first gleaming bits of information on the demo itself, it consists of a brief taste of the Novel sections of the game, which will introduce Sigma and the cast of characters, whom you'll hopefully fall in love with or hate with the fiery passion of a thousand burning suns.
The demo also contains an Escape section, where you'll play through one of the early escape rooms to get a feel for the interactive point-and-click puzzle gameplay the game has to offer.
If all this juicy info and series history hasn't sold you on picking up Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, make sure to check out the demo when it goes live on PSN later today. Immerse yourself in the first English hands-on experience of Virtue's Last Reward, and allow the game to speak for itself.