Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Heads To North America On PS4 This Fall
Zero Escape
(Last Updated On: May 6, 2017)

Aksys Games and Spike Chunsoft recently announced that the North American version of Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma will arrive on PS4 this fall.

The game will be available both digitally and physically at retail, along with full HD remastering to bring the trilogy to a close.

The game centers around trying to escape from an underground facility where torture and death await a select number of unlucky individuals. Players will have to overcome the puzzles, follow the clues and watch as the visual story unfolds across multiple branching paths based on the decisions you make throughout the tale.

Spike Chunsoft released a trailer a while back to give gamers an overview of how the game is played, which you can check out below.

It really is truly Japanese.

There are a lot of little ins and outs that determine how you’re capable of succeeding, failing or progressing through the story.

The hook for the game is that in order to escape from the facility, six people must die. Each death unlocks a password that’s used to open the giant door with the ‘X’ on it. Once the door unlocks, the remaining survivors can escape.

The game sets itself up much like SAW, but there’s an added twist: the nine people attempting to survive also have the lives of all of humanity in their hands.

And just like with saw, after the 90 minutes expire and no decisions are made, a drug is administered to those remaining.

It’s a literal do or die situation where players will have to think fast, make bold decisions and do whatever they can in order to help the survivors escape.

It’s an interesting game with a unique twist on the typical narrative-driven story structure. You can pick up a digital copy of the game right now on PC, or you can grab a digital or physical copy when it’s ported over to the PS4 later this year.


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  • Disqusted

    Tried to play this. Thought it was kinda interesting until I realized it was the latest and last in a series (I haven’t played the others, so I missed out on a lot of meaning), and that I wasn’t really using my brain to figure out the puzzles. It felt more like I was just clicking stuff until I figured out the solution. That’s just me, though.

    It’s pretty good graphically. Also confusing as hell because of how the order of events is setup. Kinda bugs me that the returning characters don’t seem to look anything like how they did in previous games.

  • AlecJ

    This series has always intrigued me….anyone play ’em? Worth getting?

    • Disqusted

      I’ve only played this one. It’s like a visual novel with escape room stuff. Has lots of animated 3d cutscenes.

      I read through the wiki to catch up on the rest of the series. It was pretty interesting, but also involves concepts that may be difficult to wrap one’s mind around. Not sure what to say without spoiling stuff.

      • AlecJ

        Cool….thanks for the thoughts.

  • Ax

    She really has a killer body.

    • Disqusted

      ….yes, yes she does.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    I wonder how many copies that busty girl has sold by herself……?

    Glad devs are starting to release on proper platforms but I pray for a jap voice-over.

    • Disqusted

      If I remember right, the PC version of this has an option for Japanese voices.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        The previous game was rereleased too. I think I’ll just save some time/money and get them both for pc instead.

        • Yep, the trilogy is on Steam.