Steins;Gate Game Also Heading to iOS in the West
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Publisher 5pb. confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday that the Steins;Gate scientific adventure visual novel will also be released on iOS devices in the West. The iOS version will be released after the PQube's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita releases.
Company representative Geraint Evans told video game news website Siliconera that PQube will get the game directly form MAGES, so they do not yet know if the translation will be the same as the translation used in JAST USA's release for PC.
Evans also stated that he would do his very best to ensure the make sure gets a physical release, not just a digital-only release.
5pb. and Nitroplus' Steins;Gate game is the second "scientific adventure game" from the two companies, who also created Chaos;HEAd and Robotics;Notes. The artist huke (Black Rock Shooter) designed the characters. The story of the original game revolves around the eccentric college student Rintarō "Okarin" Okabe and his "Mirai Gadget Kenkyūsho" ("Future Gadget Laboratory") circle of friends in a realistic version of Tokyo's Akihabara district. The friends turn a microwave oven into a machine that sends email messages to the past, and that attracts the attention of a mysterious organization called SERN.
The game originally shipped for the Xbox 360 console in October 2009, and a Windows port shipped in August 2010. The game has also been ported to the PSP, PS3, PS Vita, and iOS.
The game inspired a 24-episode television anime series in 2011, a one-episode special that was included with the home video release, and most recently the Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu film, which opened in Japan last April. Funimation released the television anime series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012.