Steins;Gate Gets 'World Line' Project Launching in 2018-2019
posted on by Karen Ressler
Production company Kadokawa revealed at its Anime Expo booth on Sunday that there is a "Steins;Gate World Line" Project launching in the "2018-2019" timeframe. Kadokawa showed a teaser with the Steins;Gate 0 logo and the characters Rintarō Okabe and Mayuri Shiina (in her Steins;Gate 0 outfit) standing before the devastated original Radio Kaikan building with the crashed satellite. The video teased the Beta world line where Rintarō could not save "her" and "the gate to 'Zero' will open." The company will reveal more information on July 28 — a date crucial to the story.
The company did not specify if the project is an anime, game, or another medium, or if there will be more than one project.
Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate game, was initially announced in March 2015 with an anime adaptation in the works, but no details on the anime have been announced since. The rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December 2015, the same month the game debuted in Japan.
Production company Mages. announced the upcoming game Steins;Gate Elite, a major update of the original Steins;Gate game with new elements, in May. Mages. has not yet announced the new version's release date and platform (or platforms).
Set in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the original game followed Rintarō Okabe as he changes fate by travelling between different world lines. The game inspired a 2011 television anime as well as the Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu sequel, and the Steins;Gate 0 game. The game franchise boasts over 1 million copies.
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