Zero Escape 3 might not happen

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  1. WiiUBricker
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    Well, Kotaro Uchikoshi, the writer of the first two Zero Escape games delivered bad news about the third game via twitter. Basically despite the Zero Espace series being popular outside of japan, in japan it didn't sell very well and as such the corporate suit and tie people who invested in the series in the past decided they won't do it again for the third game.

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  2. BORTZ

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    This is those two games tied to 999 and Virtues Last Reward right?
     
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  3. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Yeah.
    Really sad if there is no third game.
     
  4. porkiewpyne

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    No. No no no no no. NO!

    *sigh*

    Now we can only hope that they revert their decision. :(
     
  5. WiiUBricker
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    What's the deal with the "Manage Access List" link at the top of the thread? What is the access list?
     
  6. Qtis

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    An interesting series, although it is in a way a niche, at least not very popular over here based on availability. Still haven't played the second one that much, but then again, I haven't had much time to play :I


    People can be added to help manage the OP i.e. give them privileges to change the first post. Helpful in large, ongoing threads like Essentials-threads.
     
  7. WiiUBricker
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    Mind you, the japanese trailers on youtube of Zero Espace 1 and 2 have more english comments than japanese ones.
     
  8. Super.Nova

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    Best game I've ever played and now got canceled.
    Fudge.
     
  9. Naridar

    Naridar Excelsior!

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    Nooooooo!:cry:

    How can they leave the series at a cliffhanger like that?!
     
  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Zero Escape, zero hope...

    Well, at least it's consistent.
     
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  11. Flame

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    now we have game play copies of flappy bird everywhere, but one no is taking the chance on a game series like this..

    good games Zero.
    but we cant Escape flappy bird shit.
     
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  12. Arras

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    The problem is the last game (VLR) pretty much ended on a cliffhanger.
     
  13. Clarky

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    Although he said that KickStarter didn't have enough appeal to him it maybe the only way to do it unless another publisher is willing to step up, a kick starter for a few episodic content or maybe even going fully digital with the game maybe one of the only options
     
  14. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    what do people expect? it doesnt matter if the game is incredible, is popular with some people, or if if it has a core fanbase. the game didnt sell that well. thats about all investors care about. if you want to make sure a series will go on, advertise the heck out of it to everyone you know, preferably people without flashcards.
     
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  15. emigre

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    But I own three copies of VLR.
     
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  16. Clarky

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    you should have paid for that 3rd copy :P
     
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  17. emigre

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  18. lufere7

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    I haven't played VLR (dying to, though) but if this is true then it's incredibly sad, the infinity series are my favorite gaems ever :(
    That aside it's pretty weird seeing a (semi) visual novel doing better outside of japan than in japan itself.
     
  19. trumpet-205

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    For a visual novel, VLR series carries more dark tone than most Japanese visual novel. So I'm not surprised that it didn't appeal to most Japanese gamers.
     
  20. T-hug

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    Well at least we have Dangan Ronpa!
     
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