Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward following up on 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors

The second game in the 'Zero Escape' series kicked off by Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has been confirmed for a western release by publisher Aksys Games. Known as Zennin Shiboudesu in Japan, it'll be coming to Vita and Nintendo 3DS in North America as Virtue's Last Reward.

Though Virtue's Last Reward is supposedly not a direct sequel to 999, several characters will reappear. Like 999, it's something of a visual novel, split into story-licious 'Novel' stages and puzzling 'Escape' phases. This time around, the Novel sections are fully voiced. VLR also takes place in fully 3D environments with 3D characters, unlike 999's pre-rendered scenes and sprites.

The North American release will pack both English and Japanese language options, if you want the 'original' experience as you play towards one of its 24 endings.

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is headed to Vita and 3DS later this year. Aksys has yet to lift the wraps off the North American edition, so here's a Japanese trailer: