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Steins;Gate 0 Follow-Up Game & Anime Announced

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Chiyomaru Shikura: Zero is not a fan disc, but a "true sequel"

MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura announced Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up game to the Steins;Gate visual novel, during his live-streamed "New Works Unveiling in TwitCast" on Saturday. The game is not a fan disc, but a "true sequel," and will include stories from three of the Steins;Gate novels, as well as from some drama CDs. An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has also been green-lit.

[Warning: This summary contains spoilers for the Steins;Gate game and anime. Please highlight the white space to read.]
[ The story of the game and the anime adaptation take place on the beta world line, where Okabe could not save his precious person, Kurisu, on July 28, and ended up returning alone. However, the trailer for the game notes that Okabe does not know that Kurisu is in fact still there.]

No platform for the game has been announced.

The original Steins;Gate game released on Xbox 360 in 2009, and the game was later ported to the PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita. The game was also released on 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 will publish the game in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in May.

The original game inspired a television anime adaptation 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.

Steins;Gate -The Committee of Antimatter-, a novel taking place six years after the original visual novel, was scheduled for release in Japan in January. However, it was cancelled only weeks before the scheduled release.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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