Steins;Gate Anime's Rebroadcast Takes Different Route
posted on by Karen Ressler
The 23rd episode of the Steins;Gate anime aired on Tokyo MX on Thursday morning as part of a rebroadcast. The episode contained several changes and new footage (including the clip below), indicating a different route for the story. In the original, [Highlight white text to read spoilers] Mayuri slaps Okabe to motivate him to save Kurisu, but in the new version she stops Suzuha from slapping him and comforts him instead. The story diverges from there.
The rebroadcast was slated to air 24 episodes.
In addition, 5pb. Games began streaming a new trailer for the Steins;Gate 0 game on Thursday. The narrator says the the story takes place in a future where "he gave up on saving her (Kurisu)."
The Steins;Gate 0 follow-up story will be both a game and anime.
The Steins;Gate 0 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.
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) when they ship on December 10. 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.
Thanks to Kagayaki and Dennis R for the embedded videos.