Steins;Gate 0 Game Sells Over 100,000 Copies on 1st Day
posted on by Karen Ressler
5pb. Games' Chiyomaru Shikura announced on Twitter on Thursday that the Steins;Gate 0 adventure game has sold more than 100,000 copies on its first day. He also announced that the whole Steins;Gate game series has now sold more than 1 million copies.
The game shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on Thursday. The game comes with a download code for an HD remastered version of the original Steins;Gate visual novel on PlayStation 4.
Steins;Gate 0 includes stories from three of the Steins;Gate novels, as well as from some drama CDs. Chiyomaru Shikura was in charge of planning, and provided the original concept for the game. Tatsuya Matsubara produced the game, huke once again provided the character designs, and Takeshi Abe composed the music. Naotaka Hayashi, Toru Yasumoto, Masashi Takimoto, and Tsukasa Tsuchiya wrote the scenario. Kanako Itou (Steins;Gate) performed the opening theme song, and Zwei (Robotics;Notes) performed the ending theme song.
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.
An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has been green-lit. The rebroadcast of the original anime began taking an alternate route towards the Steins;Gate 0 story last week.
[Via Hachima Kikō]