The official website of the anime adaptation of Steins;Gate has revealed the start of a new project: Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018. The new project revealed that the upcoming adaptation of the sequel Steins;Gate 0 is now in production. In addition, a new key visual for the project was also revealed.
An announcement video was also streamed:
It was also revealed that original Steins;Gate anime series will be rebroadcasted on Japanese television starting in October. In addition, the September issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine will launch a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 by Taka Himeno on August 4. A novel adaptation will also launch under Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko imprint.
Steins;Gate is a Japanese science-fiction visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus. It is the second game in the two companies’ Science Adventure series following Chaos;Head. The story follows a group of students as they discover and develop technology that gives them the means to change the past. The gameplay in Steins;Gate follows non-linear plot lines which offer branching scenarios with courses of interaction.
Steins;Gate was released for the Xbox 360 on October 15, 2009. The game was ported to Windows on August 26, 2010, PlayStation Portable on June 23, 2011, iOS on August 25, 2011, PlayStation 3 on May 24, 2012, PlayStation Vita on March 14, 2013, and Android on June 27, 2013. The game is described by the development team as a “hypothetical science ADV”. JAST USA released the PC version in North America on March 31, 2014, both digitally and as a physical collector’s edition, while PQube released the PS3 and Vita versions in North America and Europe in 2015. Additionally, the iOS version was released in English on September 9, 2016.
A manga adaptation of the story illustrated by Sarachi Yomi began serialization in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine on September 26, 2009. A second manga series, illustrated by Kenji Mizuta, began serialization in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Blade on December 28, 2009. The manga has been licensed in America by Udon Entertainment with the first graphic novel released on January 12, 2016. An anime adaptation by White Fox aired in Japan between April 6, 2011 and September 14, 2011, and has been licensed in North America by Funimation. An animated film premiered in Japanese theaters on April 20, 2013. A fan disc of the game, titled Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling, was released on June 16, 2011. An 8-bit sequel to the game, titled Steins;Gate: Hen’i Kuukan no Octet, was released on October 28, 2011. Another game, Steins;Gate Kōsoku no Phenogram, was released on April 25, 2013. A follow-up game, Steins;Gate 0, was released on December 10, 2015 for PS3, PlayStation 4 and Vita, with an anime adaptation in production.
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…
Source: Moca News