Sequel to Steins;Gate Announced

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The logo for Steins;Gate 0

The new logo…bask in all it’s cryptic glory.

An official sequel to the popular visual novel and anime series Steins;Gate has been announced by developer 5pb. Known as Steins;Gate 0, the story is set after events that took place in the Beta world line of the light novel, Steins;Gate: Epigraph of the Closed Curve. There have been various spin-off titles and even some light novels and drama CDs that have expanded the story from the original visual novel. Steins;Gate 0, though, will not simply be an adaptation of the sequel stories that take place in the light novels and drama CDs, but rather a fully-fledged sequel that utilizes those other sources as “roots.” Though no platforms for the title were announced, an anime adaptation is planned for the future.

The game’s staff sees a return of Chiyomaru Shikura as the head of planning and the author of the work. Shikura was the one who made the announcement via a live TwitCasting presentation earlier today. Also returning are producer Tatsuya Matsubara, character designer Huke, and composer Takeshi Abo, all of whom worked on the original Steins;Gate. North Americans have been fortunate enough to receive a physical version of the visual novel on PC from JAST USA, and English-speakers are also to be receiving a version on PS3 come May, though so far only the PAL version has been revealed for pre-order. Hopefully these releases will allow Steins;Gate 0 to be localized sooner than usual.

No release date for Steins;Gate 0 was confirmed, but this announcement is exciting nonetheless! You can check out the website here, and the trailer below:


About Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones is a 24 year-old with a BA in History and has been gaming as far back as he can remember. Growing up, he was raised strictly on Nintendo consoles, but this fueled a passion for Japanese gaming and design. Though he does still have a soft spot for Nintendo, he has grown to love any developer and console with fun, enjoyable games. Some of his favorite games of all time include Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy XIII, Chrono Trigger, and Katawa Shoujo.