Third Zero Escape game in limbo

February 17, 2014

The Zero Escape series, which has so far comprised of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward, is currently in limbo. Series director Kotaro Uchikoshi has revealed that his development team at Chunsoft has been unsuccessful in securing a budget for the proposed third game in the series.

A peek at Uchikoshi’s Twitter account reveals that the previous games in the series, though critically acclaimed, have not been selling as well as Chunsoft had hoped, leading management to become disinterested in a sequel.

However, despite this, Uchikoshi maintains a positive outlook:

Uchikoshi is also currently searching for a third-party investor.

Have you played either of the Zero Escape games? What did you think of them? Would you buy a third game? Let us know in the comments!