Trivia / Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
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 is dangerously close to this, due to the series having low sales in its home country of Japan.
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)