Spike Chunsoft, known for the Danganronpa franchise, released a story trailer for their newest project, Steins;Gate Elite, a visual novel based on the popular anime series.
Steins;Gate Elite has been fully remastered with scenes from the anime series and will combine elements from the first and second season. This time-traveling tale focuses on Rintaro Okabe and his group of “quirky” scientists. Through a bizarre chain of events, the group discovers the ability to change the past using email and a microwave. With great power comes great responsibility, and time will quickly spin out of control due to their experiments.
On the developer’s website, Spike Chunsoft highlights the following features:
Fully Animated Adventure – Indulge in all the beautiful animation from 24 episodes of the STEINS;GATE anime.
A New Way to Time Leap – Experience the world of STEINS;GATE with this remastered, ultimate version that features newly animated sequences for certain endings.
Branching Storylines – Every choice you make has its own consequence, shifting the world line closer or farther from reaching 1% divergence, providing a multitude of animated endings.
The Western release for Steins Elite will release on PlayStation 4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch, and each edition will release with special goodies. The Steam and PlayStation copies, physical and digital, will come with Steins: Linear Bounded Phenogram, a collection of ten additional sci-fi adventures within the same world. The Nintendo Switch version of Elite will exclusively come with 8-BIT ADV Steins;Gate, “a special 8-bit graphics and chiptune version of the game developed by series creator Chiyomaru Shikura”.
Steins;Gate Elite is set to release on February 19, 2019, and pre-orders are available now!