Developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Aksys Games have announced that the 2009 Nintendo DS adventure game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors will be coming to mobile in a slightly modified version called 999: The Novel, Polygon reports. As that title alludes to, the puzzle elements of the original game have been removed and instead the game now plays like an interactive visual novel. There are also improvements like revamped artwork for high-resolution mobile screens and a flowchart feature that lets you keep track of what you’re doing and jump around in the story.
This mobile version of 999 was already released in Japan in May of last year, but the forthcoming worldwide release will include English language translation. If you were a fan of 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on the Nintendo DS a few years back, or have never been able to play the game due to its Japanese language, mark your calendar for March 17th when 999: The Novel lands in the App Store worldwide.