Visual novel Steins;Gate 0 was originally released in Japan on the PS3, PS4 and the Vita in December 2015. It came out in the U.S. the following year. Since the source material is a visual novel, it should lend itself to an excellent anime adaptation.
Steins;Gate is an amazingly well-written time travel adventure. It is also one of the best visual novels ever made. New adventure Steins;Gate 0 lives up to the original in nearly every possible way.
Steins;Gate 0 will finally release in North America on November 29. The visual novel will be available next month on PS4 and Vita according to a post on the PlayStation blog by localization lead, Adam Lensenmayer. The game is a sequel to Steins;Gate. You can read our review of the imported Japanese version here.
If you are into visual novels at all, you’ve probably already played Steins;Gate (and if you haven’t, you should). But Steins;Gate is only one in a series of games tied together by their excellent sci-fi tales—and improper semicolon use.
Each year, a ton of games are made and released in Japan. But many of them don’t come out in the rest of the world at the same time—and others never leave the island nation at all. So with that in mind, here are the best Japanese games of 2015 that have yet to come west.
At TGS, even trailers have two hour wait times. Granted, in this case, said trailer is for the new Steins;Gate. Doesn’t make it any less ridiculous, though. Photo by Richard Eisenbeis.
Steins;Gate is an absolutely fantastic visual novel. And while it has been released on the PC in the US (and will be hitting the PS3 and Vita next month), it’s far from the only Steins;Gate game out there. And no, I’m not talking about the upcoming sequel, Steins;Gate 0; I’m talking about the three spin-offs.
Last week, 5pb. announced a new Steins;Gate game and anime are in the works. And while there have been spin-offs and fandiscs to Steins;Gate previously, Steins;Gate 0 is the first to be touted as a vital part of the main story.