Steins;Gate Sequel or Successor Project Teased

Steins;Gate 0.210317

The Science Adventure official Twitter account has teased the next Steins;Gate project with a cryptic image.

The Science Adventure official Twitter account tweeted (translation: Google Translate) the message “World line volatility “0.210317%” The story is ‘reproduced’ #Stage” along with an image of 0.210317 on nixie tubes. This may mean the project will be revealed on March 17th, 2021. This number may also be more meaningful in the final visual novel.

For those unfamiliar, Steins;Gate began as a visual novel in 2009. The game was set in Akihabara 2010, a year after the events of Chaos;Head. Rintaro Okabe, a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” has discovered a phenomenon where people vanish, yet no one else notices it.

After finding Kurisu Makise lying a pool of blood, he later finds her alive and well. He learns the text he sent to Itaru Hashida when he first discovered Kurisu arrived a week before he sent it. He quickly learns that his Mobile Microwave invention has the unintended side-effect of being able to send text messages to the past. Soon, his experiments end in disaster for his friends.

As previously reported, a sequel or successor to the original visual novel was announced during a Mages livestream. Former Mages’ president Chiyomaru Shikura explained the project was related to the original; much how Chaos;Child was a sequel to Chaos;Head.

This means it had the same setting and plot elements of the first- while also being its own story. The voice actors for characters in the original Steins;Gate- (Rintaro, Kurisu, and Itaru) will be involved. The project’s full title has not been revealed, but at one point was known as Steins;God during development

We will keep you informed as we learn more.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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