Aksys Games has revealed that the new game in its iconic Zero Escape series, Zero Escape Volume 3, will be released next year.

At the Anime Expo, the Zero Escape series' creator Kotaro Uchikoshi made the announcement and divulged that the developer was eyeing a summer 2016 release for Zero Escape Volume 3.

In a cryptic press release on Friday, July 3, Aksys let on that the final Japanese adventure game in the trilogy will be released for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS in North America in H1 2016.

"We at Crash Keys beg for your assistance in notifying everyone you can so that no one is left in the dark about this dangerous game. The world will end up in a tumultuous uproar, and ultimate consequences will be unavoidable unless word gets out. Use all the time available to you before the summer of next year to contact your loved ones and prepare; our intelligence hasn't been able to focus in on an exact date at this time," notes the press release.

In February 2014, the series' creator Uchikoshi took to Twitter to convey to eager fans that the third game in the Zero Escape series had been stalled owing to poor sales of the game in Japan.

As a direct consequence, Zero Escape's fans got together on social media to create Operation Bluebird and pledged support for the Zero Escape franchise to have Volume 3 realized.

In March, Aksys Games shared a link to a teaser website for Zero Escape Volume 3. The site had a countdown to the Anime Expo 2015 panel where the developer made the release announcement.

Now, Aksys Games has officially confirmed that the game will be pushed out timely by summer 2016.

"We're working very closely with our Japanese development team to crank this out together and on time," said Danny Miscevich of Aksys Games.

However, an exact release date is not known.

For the uninitiated, Zero Escape Volume 3 is the sequel to Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward for Nintendo 3DS. The first game in the series for Nintendo DS was called Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.

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