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999: 9 Persons, etc... The novel?

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So apparently to get the most out of Virtue's Last Reward, out yesterday on Vita and also on 3DS, it's recommended to play the first of the series 999 which was only on the DS (which I do not own).

Anyways, on the wiki page for 999 it says there is an actual paperback novel based on the plot. Does anyone know of this? I can't seem to find any more info or if it's even in English. Thanks in advance.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/999:_Nine_Hours,_Nine_Persons,_Nine_Doors#section_6
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Re: 999: 9 Persons, etc... The novel?

Oct 24, 2012
Never heard of the novel, but I have played the first game and I do not think you need to play it to understand the game. A few references and a couple of carry over characters.

If VLR is anything like the first game it is definitely worth playing, so don't let missing the back story stop you
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Oct 24, 2012
Yeah I'll probably just start VLR as I can't seem to find anything about the novel.

Not that I base decisions around IGN reviews but it seemed pretty adamant about going through the first of the series for the sake of the storyline even though it isn't actually required.
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Oct 24, 2012
Playing VLR without knowledge of 999 is like playing KH:BbS without having played the other KHs. You won't fail to understand the story nor enjoy it but you'd be missing on a huge amount of references that'd make you care ten times more about what's going on~.

Grab a DS, it's a very good system and they are sold for next to nothing nowadays~.
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Oct 24, 2012
^ good idea and you're probably right about scoring a DS cheap but I travel light and can't see bringing around a DS over a Vita

Shame there's no iOS version
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Oct 24, 2012

If nothing else you could stream/youtube a playthrough or two of 999

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Oct 24, 2012
This is also true.. Probably not as wacky as it sounds Smiley Happy

Cheers
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