Steins;Gate Elite Game Reveals Opening Movie, September 20 Release

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game with new anime scenes ships for PS4, PS Vita, Switch in Japan

The official website for 5pb. Games' Steins;Gate Elite game revealed on Monday that the game will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 20. 5pb. Games also began streaming the opening movie for the game.

White Fox (Steins;Gate, Steins;Gate 0, Steins;Gate: The Movie - Load Region of Déjà Vu) is providing anime scenes for the game, and the scenes will include some that did not appear in the television anime.

The regular physical edition of the game will cost 7,800 yen (about US$71), and the digital version will cost 7,000 yen (about US$63). The first copies will include a random filmstrip for the new anime in the game. The first copies of the PS4 and PS Vita versions will include a download code for the Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram HD game, and the first copies of the Switch version will include a download code for the Famicolle ADV Steins;Gate (Steins;Gate 8-bit) game. In addition, a complete built-to-order limited edition of the game will bundle a framed A4-size illustration by character designer huke, an 80-page A4-size collection of storyboards for the game's new anime, and a special filmstrip for 18,000 yen (about US$160).

The game was originally slated to ship on March 15 in Japan but was delayed to a general 2018 release.

Spike Chunsoft's newly established North American subsidiary will also release the game physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam.

Steins;Gate Elite is a major update of the original Steins;Gate game from Mages with new elements. The game replaces scenes in the original visual novel with scenes from the anime adaptation. 5pb. Games previously streamed a commercial for the game last November that hinted that "world lines" that were not animated in the anime are "being experimented."

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 game franchise boasts over 1 million copies. The followup game Steins;Gate 0 inspired its own anime project that premiered in April.

PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.

Sources: Steins;Gate Elite's website, 5pb. Games' YouTube channel via Hachima Kikō

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