The Japanese visual novel game Steins;Gate Zero has been listed on Amazon Spain for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita, meaning that if the listing isn’t in error that the game will be released to Western audiences at some point this year.
The game came out in Japan back in December of 2015 on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita, and then was ported to PC in January of this year while Steins;Gate Zero will be ported to the PC next month in Japan.
The game, a midquel to the original Steins;Gate that released in 2011, will be having an anime adaptation made for it at some point, as it’s been greenlit. In their native Japan both Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate Zero have both been positively received, with over a million total sales for both games combined.
The games are part of the Science Adventure series developed by 5pb and Nitroplus, and Steins;Gate in particular focuses around the concept of cause and effect. In the game your character travels back in time numerous times in order to change the events that are happening in the future.
However, the game that came before Steins;Gate, Chaos;Head, does not have any plans for a release outside Japan, so players that want to know the whole story will have to go for a Japanese import copy or look for a fan translation.
The two versions are also priced differently: where the Playstation 4 version of Steins;Gate Zero is 50.99 euros, the Playstation Vita version is ten dollars cheaper at 40.99 euros. However, no release date for them is set, and there’s no rating for them either.
However it pans out, however, hopefully the listing are legitimate and people that want to play Steins;Gate Zero will be able to do so whenever the developers decide to release them. We may even get a release date at some point at E3, if Nitroplus and 5pb want to make an announcement about them.