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Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma

Digital ReleaseNintendo 3DS
June 28, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
June 30, 2016 (JP)

PlayStation Vita
June 28, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
June 29, 2016 (AS)
June 30, 2016 (JP)

Steam
June 29, 2016

PlayStation 4
August 17, 2017 (JP, NA)
August 23, 2017 (AS)
September 22, 2017 (AU, EU)
DelistingLate July - Early Aug 2021
Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita (AU, EU, NA)
DeveloperSpike Chunsoft
PublisherAksys Games
Nintendo 3DS (AU, EU, NA)
PlayStation 4, Vita (AU, EU, NA)

Spike Chunsoft
Steam
Nintendo 3DS (JP)
PlayStation 4, Vita (AS, JP)
Available OnDigital
Nintendo 3DS (JP)
PlayStation 4 (AU, AS, EU, JP, NA)
PlayStation Vita (JP)
Steam

Retail
Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
LinksZero Time Dilemma homepage
SteamDB page

Delisting

Zero Time Dilemma was delisted on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita between late July and early August of 2021. The exact timing seems to vary by region as some accounts state that the North American versions were available for a short time after the game’s disappearance was noted across Europe. As the various Asian releases remain available, published by Spike Chunsoft themselves, it would appear that the delistings relate to an expiration of Western publishing terms between Spike and Aksys Games. 

Peculiarly, the PlayStation 4 versions remain available as of September of 2021. However, given their release one year after the Vita versions it seems that they may be delisted soon, potentially by mid-2022. Spike Chunsoft frequently picks up the publishing rights to their delisted titles but as of this writing they have not mentioned the 3DS or Vita versions on social media.



About the Game

December 31, 2028. Nevada desert. Nine people have been living and performing experiments for the past five days in the Dcom facility. On the sixth day, they discover they are trapped in confinement rooms, an unfamiliar black bracelet strapped to their left wrists. A mysterious figure in a mask appears before them, demanding that they play the “Decision Game.”

“The lives of you, me, and the human race hang in the balance.” Transported to a shelter underground, they are divided into 3 teams and left in separate wards. Which team will manage to stay alive…? The fate of all mankind rests on their decision!

Zero Time Dilemma is the third entry in the acclaimed Zero Escape series. The mysterious “Zero” traps 9 participants within an underground shelter, dividing them equally between 3 wards that are connected to an elevator shaft in the middle. The only way out – passing through a locked X-Door to access the elevator. Six passwords are required to unlock the door, and each password is revealed only after a participant dies. Zero’s “Decision Game” will offer teams the opportunity to kill other participants through a variety of means to obtain the necessary passwords so they may escape.

Thanks to an anonymous reader for submitting this game to the site