5pb announced that they will be porting the beloved time traveling visual novel Steins;Gate to Steam on September 9.
Currently the game is available in English for PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. However, with Steam’s wide range of users, this release will surely attract a new audience.
Also, the sequel Steins;Gate 0 is set to release in the West in 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
5pb details the Steins;Gate’s premise:
Decide The Fate Of All Mankind
Can you change the course of fate? And save the ones closest to you?
Steins;Gate is the award-winning time travel science-fiction interactive visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus.
It is widely considered to be one of the finest Visual Novels ever made.
Steins;Gate follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via mail, 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 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.
- Non-Linear Visual Novel – Discover multiple different endings depending on your choices in-game.
- HD 1080P – Enjoy the game with HD graphics and illustrations.
- Phone Trigger System – Interact via Rintaro’s cellphone to answer or ignore calls, and send and receive emails. Your everyday choices in life steer the story!
- 30-50 hours of reading time.
You can check out the trailer on top of a batch of screenshots below: