About this time last week we were telling you that an English language version of the interactive novel 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was heading to iOS on March 17th. Well, that’s today, and as expected the game is now available in the App Store as the retitled 999: The Novel ($4.99).
The renaming of the title has to do with the fact that all of the puzzle elements from the original 2009 Nintendo DS game have been stripped out for the iOS version, making it more of a strict interactive novel. That may or may not be a big deal to you; I’ve heard a lot of people state that the puzzle elements were largely secondary to the excellent story. Also, 999: The Novel isn’t Universal, so you’ll need to decide whether you want to play it on the iPhone or the iPad, or double dip to get it on both.
Despite the two separate versions and missing puzzles, I’m still very excited to finally play through 999: The Novel. If you’re in the same boat, hit up the App Store links below.