Aksys Games is launching an interactive, real-life escape room based off its Zero Escape series later this spring. Fans of the puzzle-based visual novels can visit Los Angeles' Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial starting in April.
The escape room opens on April 15 and will be based in the Little Tokyo area of the city. The duration of a full round of the game, as well as how many players can participate at once, are to be determined.
Though the poster for Trust on Trial features the character Clover, who's featured in both 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue's Last Reward, Aksys hasn't announced how the escape room will relate to the franchise. An FAQ on the event page mentions that Trust on Trial players won't have to be familiar with the series in order to participate, however.
For completing the game within the set time limit, visitors will be rewarded solely with a sense of accomplishment, Akysys added. The company also explained that, even if players aren't able to successfully escape from the room, they'll still be allowed to leave. "Keeping you in the room against your will is breaking the law," it said.
The Zero Escape series' next installment is Zero Time Dilemma, which will launch on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita sometime this year. Not much is known about how the game will wrap up the series' storyline yet, either.