The official website of the Steins;Gate anime adaptation has announced the start of a new project: Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018. The new project will feature many new announcements, including more details about the upcoming adaptation of the sequel Steins;Gate 0.
Here is the announcement video for the project:
The first big announcement as part of Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 is that production has started on the Steins;Gate 0 anime. The first key visual of the anime was also unveiled (above).
Here is the teaser for the S;G 0 anime:
The next announcement is that the original 2011 Steins;Gate TV anime will be rebroadcasted this October. In addition, a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 will start serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine, alongside a light novel adaptation. Further details about the adaptations, and future projects, will be announced at a later date.
Steins;Gate 0 is an official sequel to the original game and anime (however taking place before the final moments in another timeline), but will not be an entirely new concept and story. It will be based on all the material released after the game, including the three novels and the various drama CDs. The game released internationally on the PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016.
Here is the game’s synopsis:
The story of the game takes place on the beta world line, where Okabe could not save his precious person, Kurisu, on July 28, and ended up returning alone. However, the trailer for the game notes that Okabe does not know that Kurisu is in fact still there.
Steins;Gate is part of the series of science adventure games, a collaboration between developers Nito+ and 5pb. The games play out similarly to modern visual novels but notably with the usage of the main character’s device casually known as a trigger. All games focus heavily on scientific methods and theories and are incorporated into the game. The first game in the series was Chaos;Head, which released in 2008 for the PC. Steins;Gate originally released on the Xbox 360 before being ported to the PC, and all current generations, at the time, of consoles in Japan. An anime adaptation of the game was produced in 2011 that was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Terraformars, Blade & Soul) and Takuya Satou (Selector Infected Wixoss, Ichigo Mashimaro) and produced by White Fox (Katanagatari, Jormungand). A sequel film to the anime was produced in 2013 and featured an original story. A sequel light novel titled Steins;Gate The Committee of Antimatter was supposed to release in 2014, but was cancelled within a month of release. A sequel to the series was released in Japan in later 2015, which will be adapted into an anime.
Here is the synopsis of the Steins;Gate anime from MAL:
The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the “Future Gadget Research Laboratory,” and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry, the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what’s more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences—consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle…
More Steins;Gate is coming our way with the announcement of the Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 Project, including the adaptation of the anticipated Steins;Gate 0. Further details about the sequel anime, and other projects, will be revealed at a later date.
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