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Zero Time Dilemma launches this June — and is coming to Steam

The first PC adventure in the Zero Escape series

Zero Time Dilemma, the third game in Chunsoft's Zero Escape series, will launch on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita June 28 before heading to Steam later this year, making it the first game in the visual novel series to hit PC. Publisher Aksys Games revealed the news during a press event at this year's Game Developers Conference alongside a new trailer.

Aksys said it will announce a release date for the Steam launch later this year. Windows PC ports of the previous installments in the series, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue's Last Reward, are not currently in the works, however.

As seen in the trailer —€” and previously detailed —€” the game will include a more cinematic mode of storytelling. As opposed to the text-driven scenes of the previous games, Zero Time Dilemma will have fully animated cutscenes.

That aside, Zero Time Dilemma features much of the gameplay that will be familiar to fans, as well as wrap up the existing storyline, according to Aksys. All of the secrets of the mysterious puzzle game will be revealed when it arrives worldwide — with Japanese and English audio options included — in June.

For a deeper look at the game, check out our screenshot gallery below. We also spoke with its director, Kotaro Uchikoshi, during Game Developers Conference 2016; keep an eye out for our interview later this week.

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