Spike Chunsoft has revealed that its visual novel adventure Steins;Gate Elite will be making its way to the west on Nintendo Switch on 19th February 2019.
A remastered version of 2009's Steins;Gate, which sadly never saw a release on a Nintendo platform, Steins;Gate Elite is set to feature animated scenes from the anime adaptation along with the usual new tweaks and graphical updates. As you can see in the trailer above, the Switch version will also include an exclusive 8-bit adventure mode.
The game follows a group of young, tech-savvy “lab members” who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave - as you do. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time 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.
Steins;Gate Elite actually released in Japan just last week, managing to grab a fourth-place spot in the Japanese gaming charts on Switch, and second place on PS4. You can take a look at a feature list and some screenshots below.
- Fully Animated Adventure – Indulge in all the beautiful animation from the STEINS;GATE anime, plus newly created sequences for certain endings.
- 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, and providing a multitude of endings.
Are you intrigued by this one? Will you be giving it a go when it launches early next year? Let us know below.