Steins;Gate 0 Visual Novel Delayed from November 19 to December 10
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mages.' game and music brand 5pb. announced on Tuesday that it has delayed its Steins;Gate 0 visual novel from November 19 to December 10 to improve product quality. The staff members are also teasing a "surprise" that they are preparing in the world Steins;Gate. Steins;Gate 0 is a follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate visual novel about a "beta timeline."
Steins;Gate 0 will include stories from three of the Steins;Gate novels, as well as from some drama CDs. Chiyomaru Shikura is in charge of planning, and provided the original concept for the game. Tatsuya Matsubara is producing the game, huke is once again provide the character designs, and Takeshi Abe is composing the music. Naotaka Hayashi, Toru Yasumoto, Masashi Takimoto, and Tsukasa Tsuchiya are writing the scenario. Kanako Itou (Steins;Gate) is performing the opening theme song, and Zwei (Robotics;Notes) is performing the ending theme song.
The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions will cost 7,800 yen (about US$65), and the PlayStation Vita version will cost 6,800 yen (US$57). An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has also been green-lit. The game will come with a download code for an HD remastered version of the original Steins;Gate visual novel on PlayStation 4. There are no plans to sell the HD port separately.
MAGES and 5pb. released the original Steins;Gate visual novel on Xbox 360 in 2009, and the companies later ported the game to the PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and smartphones. The game inspired a fan disc spin-off titled Steins;Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling in 2011, which was released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, as well as on smartphones. JAST USA published the original game in North America for the PC last year, while PQube published the game in Europe and North America for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita this year.
The original game inspired a television anime in 2011, as well as an original film serving as an epilogue to the TV series in 2013. FUNimation Entertainment has licensed both the television series and film.