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Steins;Gate Creator Unveils New 'Science Visual Novel' Anonymous;Code

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Game, about hacker in 2037 Tokyo, is unrelated to science-adventure games

MAGES. President Chiyomaru Shikura announced a new "science visual novel" titled Anonymous;Code during his live-streamed "New Works Unveiling in TwitCast" on Saturday. The game is unrelated to his science-adventure games (Chaos;HEAd, Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, CHAOS;CHILD).

Shikura streamed a teaser video:

Text: Name: Chiyomaru Shikura
Text: Translation: Anonymous Code
Text: Description: No matter which direction you go, it adds up to 33
Text: Mystery: Gaudi Code
Text: '13 Period
1974 Arecibo message
1987 Ritual of the sacrifice
2000 Millennium Bug
2013 Assassination of the Roman Pope
2026 Sagrada Família completed
2039 It's over \(^o^)/
Text: Description: The Truth About the Kennedy Assassination
Text: Nakano Ward
Text: Name: Poron Takaoka
Text: Mystery: Arecibo message
Text: Name: Momo Aizaki
Text: The Third Prediction of Fatima
Text: Mystery: Earth Simulator
Text: Hack into God.

The game's protagonist is a hacker named Poron Takaoka (first image) and the game takes place in Tokyo's Nakano district in the year 2037. According to Shikura, the player can "loop," thanks to the protagonist's ability called "Save & Load." With this ability, he hacks into God to make looping possible. The name of the heroine is Momo Aizaki (second image).

The story begins on February 6, 2036 at 06:28:15, when an important place in Tokyo is destroyed. This happens due to a problem in 2036 when computers went on a rampage.

Because an even bigger problem is predicted to occur in 2038, the super computer Gaia creates another Earth using its Earth simulation program. That simulated Earth confirms what would happen in 2038. However, even though no humans were born in that simulation at first, when an Arecibo message was sent to the Earth simulation, humanity came into existence.

Although the researchers were overjoyed, the people within the Earth simulator also create a super computer of their own, and an Earth simulator now exists inside the Earth simulator. The researchers now question their own existence.

Source Dengeki Online via Hachima Kikō

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