The official website for the upcoming Steins; Gate sequel, Steins; Gate 0, has finally been updated. It features a new video which not only makes an important announcement about the upcoming game, but also reveals a bit about the story.
The video states that somewhere along the Beta timeline of November 2010, after”much suffering and sorrow”, Rintarou Okabe has finally given up on saving “her”. Now who could this be? Cue in images of a certain
Kurisutina Makise Kurisu
What had happened to her? And why can’t Rintarou save her? The video’s text goes on to say that his friends are worried about him and announces that the game will have new characters. The video then reveals that the game will be released this 19 November 2015 for the PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita platforms.
As mentioned in our previous article, this new Steins; Gate game was announced during the New Works Unveiling in TwitCast live streaming event by MAGES last March. It is a direct sequel to the bestselling Steins; Gate visual novel. Like the original, it will also be receiving an anime adaptation, as one has already been green-lit for 0. The game will be following the Beta Timeline where Rintarou fails to save Kurisu.
Steins; Gate is the second of 5pb.’s popular Science Adventure Game series and is set in Akihabara. It follows the Future Gadget Laboratory led by Rintarou Okabe (CV: Mamoru Miyano) who suddenly (and unwittingly) discovers time travel by customizing the lab’s microwave oven. Because of this, he and the other members of the lab are faced with danger, most notably from an organization known as SERN.