This time around, we’ve turned our attention to time itself. Time travel, time manipulation, racing against the clock . . . there have been all kinds of interesting ways that video games have played around with the natural, linear flow of time from one moment to the next, and we’re looking back on many of the great ones to support the coverage of our cover game, Zero Time Dilemma. It may twist time more completely than any game ever has before, as its story is told entirely out of sequence, and so much so that no two players will experience its tale in the same way!
We also scored an exclusive interview with the creator of Zero Time Dilemma and the previous two “Zero Escape” games, Kotaro Uchikoshi. We begin our full coverage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and take stock of its time travel connections, and we even have an article about the unlocalized Nintendo game that’s all about traveling through time until you come to a final boss fight against a possessed baby Jesus. Say what now? You’ll have to read about it yourself!
As always, print copies are shipped with a double-sided poster! This time around, one side features the official key art from Zero Time Dilemma, while the other is Thor Thorvaldson’s latest original piece inspired by Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.