Yesterday, Zero Escape 3 Game Director Kotaro Uchikoshi announced that the game is in development, and today he shared a bit more information during a panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.
Uchikoshi-san mentioned the following points (courtesy of Twitter user Justin Mikos):
4infinity means Mars Infinity.
The leaked words on the 4infinity website four months ago were just a test. Fans should disregard them.
Zero Escape 3 will take place in a base where people train to go to Mars.
Development just started.
Fan enthusiasm encouraged reevaluation of Zero Escape 3 and allowed it to enter production.
In previous games Uchikoshi-san wanted people to question common sense. In this game he wants gamers to question their own values.
Puzzle creation will be done by Uchikoshi-san’s staff.
Danganronpa writer Kazutaka Kodaka (who was present at the panel as well) knows the ending of Zero Escape 3 and said it is “out of this world.” It inspired him to be less lazy. He exchanges ideas with Uchikoshi-san often.
Kodaka-san would like to team up with Uchikoshi-san and make a game together.
A piece of artwork for the game was also showcased, and you can see it below:
I love how the actual connection point is sculpted before the plug itself so it seems as if it’s legitimately plugged in. Completely unnecessary but an awesome detail. Very happy with my new headphone plug.