Trivia / Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Creator's Favorite: According to and interview producer Jiro Ishii's favourite character is June. For director Uchikoshi it's Zero.
Defictionalization: The numbered bracelets that the characters have were available as a pre-order bonus, and they acted as digital watches.
Development Hell: The trilogy's final game was dangerously close to this, due to the series having low sales in its home country of Japan. It was eventually released in the summer of 2016.
Name's the Same:
Pre-Order Bonus: If you pre-ordered from Gamestop online you got a replica of the bracelets. Thankfully it functions as a normal watch. Also, you used to be able to buy them for 5 bucks from the official store. Now they're collector's items that sell upwards of 200 dollars.
Production Foreshadowing: The Library puzzle on the true route has a series of books which discuss topics that would later appear as prominent motifs in including Virtue's Last Reward mind-swapping, time travel, the
Moon Rabbit legend as well as resurrection. Self Plagiarism: The recreation of an event that occurred in the past as a means to facilitate and, in particular, Time Travel in order to Set Right What Once Went Wrong by saving someone who died in the first event is a The Power of Love contributing at least in part to that Time Travel very specific plot idea, and it's shared with , one of the writer's earlier works.
Ever17 What Could Have Been: Various stages of the process the game's scenario went through can be seen here.
Word of God: According to the creator, the nine characters were based on the nine character archetypes of The Enneagram of Personality. Specifically:
Ace is an Achiever (3)
Snake an Investigator (5)
Santa an Enthusiast (7)
Clover a Loyalist (6)
Junpei a Challenger (8)
June a Peacemaker (9)
Seven a Helper (2)
Lotus an Individualist (4)
Ninth Man is a Reformer (1)