Fans of STEINS;GATE have something to be very happy about. Thanks to developer Spike Chunsoft, STEINS;GATE ELITE will be releasing for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on February 19, 2019, complete with upgraded visuals. There will also be an HD remake of STEINS;GATE: Linear Bounded Phenogram available for both PlayStation 4 and Steam versions, which holds an additional 10 stories written by various writers such as the Zero Escape series writer Kotaro Uchikoshi. The Nintendo Switch version will receive 8-BIT ADV STEINS;GATE, an 8-bit version of the game developed by the series creator, Chiyomaru Shikura. Unfortunately the 8-bit version doesn’t look like it will be included with the PS4 version. The listed bonus contents are available with all digital and physical copies, and can be pre-ordered now.
But what is STEINS;GATE, you ask? It’s an award-winning sci-fi interactive visual novel that was released in 2009 by 5pb. and Nitroplus. It’s release was so dang well received that it conjured a cult following, which led to the development of its own manga, drama CDs, a movie, a live action stage play, and an anime. There’s even an ongoing series running at the moment called STEINS;GATE 0, which fans of the series appear to be loving.
How are STEINS;GATE fans feeling about the announcement? What about those who haven’t touched the series, yet? Does this sound interesting to you? If it does you should also check out the limited edition physical release of the game. Let us know what you think in the comments!
[Source: Spike Chunsoft]
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