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Steins;Gate 0 Follow-Up Game's Story Teased in TV Ad

posted on by Egan Loo
Slated for PS3/PS4/Vita in Japan on November 19

The official website for Steins;Gate 0, the follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate visual novel, updated last week, and then posted a 30-second commercial on Wednesday:

Text: This is a story of a future in which he could not save "her."
Text: Steins;Gate 0
Text: Meet new characters, as a gate to as-yet-unseen Zero opens…
Text: Steins;Gate's legitimate follow-up

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

The game 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.

5pb. will release the Steins;Gate 0 game in Japan on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on November 19 in Japan. An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has also been green-lit.

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 published the game in Europe and North America for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

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.

[Via Otakomu]

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