In 2009 developers 5pb. and Nitroplus created the sci-fi visual novel Steins;Gate, and now America is about to get a remastered version for modern consoles. Aside from Phoenix Wright or the Zero Escape trilogy, games with a heavy emphasis on reading generally don’t escape Japan very often. This one, however, is special: it caught on so well in its home country that it spun off into a manga, drama CDs, a movie, a live action stage play, and an anime.
So if we’re finally getting the game that started it all, why not the best version? Steins;Gate Elite takes the original story and blends it in with the anime to create a fully synced visual animated adventure. Your choices will determine how the story plays out, and the game endings that weren’t animated in the anime have been given that treatment just for this game.
STEINS;GATE ELITE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.
- Fully Animated Adventure – Indulge in all the beautiful animation from 24 episodes of the STEINS;GATE anime.
- A New Way to Time Leap – Experience the world of STEINS;GATE with this remastered, ultimate version that features newly animated sequences for certain endings.
- Branching Storylines – Every choice you make has its own consequence, shifting the world line closer or farther from reaching 1% divergence, providing a multitude of animated endings.
The US release for Steins;Gate Elite doesn’t yet have a specific day, but Spike Chunsoft has confirmed it will happen within 2018. And you’ll be able to find it on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.