Steins;Gate For PC Delayed, To Require Online Activation

By Ishaan . June 22, 2010 . 3:43am

Steins;Gate Steins;Gate for Windows was originally meant to launch July 30th. When Nitroplus and publisher 5pb release the delayed PC port of the hit visual novel this August 28th, players will require a PC connected to the Internet in order to complete an online certification process before they can play the game. Unsurprisingly, 5pb are citing piracy as the primary reason behind the move.


Steins;Gate involves a group of friends in Akihabara experimenting with sending messages into the past. An organization that researches time-travel, named STERN, happens to discover them and they must avoid then capture.

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  • If any publisher wants to give an honest try at popularizing the visual novel genre in the West, this would be the game to take on.

    • cowcow

      What is so great about it and that 428 game I don’t get it….

  • Melty

    I wonder if the online activation will block non-Japanese IP address’s.

  • Aoshi00

    I bought a copy of Steins;Gate on ebay well over a month ago and the no good seller still hasn’t sent it to me, now need to claim from PayPal :( Should’ve gotten from P-A in the first place to save the trouble..


    Wasn’t it SERN?

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