If you like your adventures a little deadly, there are dangers on multiple platforms today, as Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward has been launched on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, while Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device has shipped for PC and Mac.
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Zero Escape is the "spiritual sequel" to 999: 9 Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, in which players control a young man named Sigma. Kidnapped from the parking lot of his school, Sigma and a girl named Phi find themselves trapped in an elevator as a "green monitor flips on and 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?"
Like its predecessor, the game includes two different play modes: the "Novel” stages advance a suspenseful new storyline leading to multiple endings, while the “Escape” stages allow players to explore 3D environments that can rotated and zoomed in for clues and "solve complex puzzles in order to escape rooms."
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is now shipping to major retailers in North America for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. The UK version is a little farther behind, expected to launch sometime next month.
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device
The stakes aren't quite as high in Nancy Drew's 27th adventure from Her Interactive, but the teen sleuth finds herself investigating the mysterious death of a physicist in a "top-secret Tesla-inspired facility." Now it’s up to Nancy to bring the murderer to justice without becoming the latest victim of the deadly device herself.
Developed for both PC and Mac, the retail version of Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device is available now in North American stores and at the official website for worldwide ordering of both disc and digital verisons.