Developed by 5pb and Nitroplus, publisher PQube revealed today that Steins;Gate is releasing in 2015 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe.
An “award-winning time travel science-fiction interactive visual novel,” Steins;Gate was voted one of the most emotionally charged “tear-inducing games” ever made in a Famitsu poll. Not only that, but PQube says, “It is widely considered to be the finest visual novels ever made.”
Here’s the description for Steins;Gate:
Steins;Gate follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing e past via text message, using a modified microwave. Their experiments into how far they can go with their discovery 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 – a mysterious forum poster who claims to be from a dystopian future.
Interaction with the game takes place through the “phone trigger” system, where the player can receive calls and text messages and decide whether to reply to them or not, changing the outcome of the game’s plot.
Speaking with Siliconera, PQube’s Geraint Evans said, “I’m personally against digital-only releases, so I will do my very best to ensure a physical release happens. I don’t want to imagine a world where there’s no physical copy of Steins;Gate in my collection.”