PQube have announced that MAGES., 5pb. and Science Adventure Team’s critically acclaimed STEINS;GATE will be coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems in 2015, for both Europe and North America.
STEINS;GATE is the award-winning time travel science-fiction interactive visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus. STEINS;GATE was awarded Famitsu magazine’s coveted annual Game of Excellence award, and was voted one of the most emotionally charged “tear-inducing games” ever made, in a Famitsu poll. It is widely considered to be the finest Visual Novel ever made.
STEINS;GATE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing e past via text message, using a modified microwave. Their experiments into how far they can go with their discovery begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organisation behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor – a mysterious forum poster who claims to be from a dystopian future.
Interaction with the game takes place through the “phone trigger” system, where the player can receive calls and text messages and decide whether to reply to them or not, changing the outcome of the game’s plot.
STEINS;GATE is a gripping and moving Visual Novel, which has already spawned manga and anime adaptations. PQube is excited to be bringing the original Visual Novel experience to fans and newcomers in North America and to Europe for the first time.