999 on iOS in Japan; English Version Coming Soon

The intense Visual Novel is on iPhone and iPads in Japan, but missing the puzzles!

The more people who experience 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, the happier I am. Developer Spike Chunsoft released their suspenseful puzzle/Visual Novel on iPhone and iPad this week in  Japan, but with one major difference from its Nintendo DS brother.

There are no puzzles.

999 now reads like a regular VN, and has a more manga presentation to it (speech bubbles, away!). Also, they incorporated a flowchart which will allow you to jump back and forth between different points in the story.

Those wanting to get an English version on their iOS device won’t be left out it seems, as lead writer Kotaro Uchikoshi said on Twitter that an English version will probably make its way on the iTunes store in the fall.

I’m of two minds about this. On the one hand, if this gets more people into the series, I’m all for it. On the other, puzzles are a big part of the game, so not having them means the player’s really missing out. Still, as mentioned earlier, I just want people to get INTO the game, so if this is the only way, so be it.

Have you guys played 999 before? If not, you think you’ll pick it up on iOS? Let me know in the Comments Section!

Source: Joystiq