on December 15, 2014 by I love Japanese games
So turns out I was right. I’m not even going to feign surprise now – Steins Gate PS Vita and PS3 are coming 2015. A couple of weeks ago I’d unearthed some compelling evidence that PQube were going to be bringing Steins;Gate to consoles, although I wasn’t quite sure which consoles it would be coming to. This evening PQube got in touch with their official announcement – and while it doesn’t go into detail it confirms that The Awesome is actually happening.
Here’s the important bit of their release below;
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.
I should probably reiterate – as the press release does – that Steins;Gate really is a remarkable piece of work. It’s a visual novel of course – and with that always comes a little scepticism from so many people, but it’s heartening to see that changing with the likes of Danganronpa.
Steins;Gate follows the exploits of a group of friends who find a way to send text messages into the past – and then have to deal with the consequences of their meddling. If you’re one of the many who have recently started reading stuff like Virtues Last Reward or Danganronpa, then you’ll be pleased to know that Steins;Gate is an order of magnitude better than both those titles and, frankly, the finest Visual Noel I’ve ever read. I, for one, am MASSIVELY hyped that this is coming.
Also, I’ve noticed that Rice Digital currently have this listed online for notification – which suggests to me that this will be getting a physical release? I’m guessing Rice’s management know something I don’t? If you’re interested in a physical release – then my money’s on these Steins Gate PS Vita and PS3 listings being where you’ll find out first.
You can also follow the news for Steins;Gate over on the Official Facebook Page here, too.
Also, publisher PQube’s Twitter – @pqubegames
It’s now available! The El Psy Kongroo Edition of Steins;Gate is exclusive to Rice Digital. Order it here!