Watch A Steins;Gate English Trailer Before It Releases In April

By Ishaan . February 17, 2014 . 9:01am


Steins;Gate has gone gold, JAST USA have announced. The limited edition of the game will begin shipping on March 31st, along with download copies for those who purchased the limited edition set.


A month later, on April 30th, JAST USA will release the standard physical edition of Steins;Gate. This will cost $39.95, and is available for pre-order now at the JAST USA shop, with other retailers to follow.


Additionally, an English-language trailer for Steins;Gate is available now, and you can watch it above. The game is developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, and deals with time-travel. In Japan, Steins;Gate has also seen a love-comedy spin-off.

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  • ZeroV3

    Japanese dub English sub Limited Edition…. nuff said , a must buy for me!

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      it’s not a dub if it’s originally voiced in that language

      • Auvers

        Well that depends, if it was a re-recording or was being recorded with other voices I think it’d still be a dub regardless of whether it was in the original language or not. I think dubbing just refers to the replacement of voices not whether it was the original language or not.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          Dubbing refers to the replacement of voices via another language, so yes if it’s in the original language of origin then it’s not a dub.

        • Xerain

          Originally, dubbing just meant to add sound to an existing video or animation.

          So if you anime the characters talking, then record the dialog afterwards, you are still using the technique of dubbing even if this is the original language of the production. This stands in opposition to lip syncing where the voices are recorded first, and the mouths are animated to fit them.

          Technically many games and anime are already dubbed in Japanese, then redubbed in English.

          So as I understand it, movies produced in other languages with the voices recorded
          are called dubs because of the technique used to change the voices, with dub referring to the technique of adding the audio into the video more-so than the actual rerecording.

          However, as the conext of having the voices changed into the local language is how most people first learned the word dub, this was added as an accepted meaning of the word.

  • Ping92

    i only just noticed okabe sounds different from the anime. are they performed by the same seiyuu?

    • DyLaN

      Its still Mamoru Miyano. Sometimes the VAs will “refine” their voice when they return to provide the voices to a character.

      • Ping92

        ah i see

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, it’s still Miyano Mamoru, same w/ all the cast. But their performance are slightly different in anime and the game, say Mayuri, she talked much slower and was even more laid back in the game, but in the anime she talked a bit more like normal speed.. same as Okabe who can’t be as eccentric in the anime w/ a faster paced and more natural flowing conversation, compared to the VN where you could advance the dialogue and reading at your own pace.

      Also like Dylan said, by the time the same cast voiced the anime adaptation, they’ve alrdy gotten a firm grasp of the characters, so the VAs (or director) could improve or interpret the dialogue slightly differently. It’s like the same title being done as a stage play or a feature length movie.

      I only have this on the 360.. and collected both US/Jpn ver blu-rays.. I would buy it again if it were on the PS3 or Vita.. would be nice if it the Eng ver could get ported to console someday..

  • Nightmesh

    It’s a bummer for me that they couldn’t get the anime english dub cast as an option with dual audio. We have another VN in the states and a good one so that’s always a plus.

    • Kelohmello

      I’m of the personal opinion that that would probably cost way too much money in comparison to projected sales numbers.

      • That’s probably bordering more towards fact, honestly. There just isn’t a high demand for this genre. There is obviously something to warrant a localization, but how much of one is typically left to a minimum.

    • Aerii

      The game is like 30 hours long and afaik it’s fully voiced. Thus, dubbing it would be like dubbing an 80 episode anime. And we don’t even know how many people are gonna end up buying it. I’d love to play it dubbed too, but I understand why it won’t happen.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      That would be very impossible.

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    I gotta get this i love the steins gate series i kinda hope robotic notes or others ones can make their way to pc someday.

    • 324234

      While hopefully Chaos;Child will have a PC release, we’ll need them to localize Chaos;Head first. Maybe if Steins;Gate sells well enough.

  • Kolibri

    Guys, please buy & play this Visual Novel. I’m usually not fond of JAST USA (cause of the delays/prices of their game…), but this is the thing to do instead/in addition of watching the anime.
    The anime is good tho, but this game is the complete story, the pure original scenario. It’s much more deep and complete.

    • Zer0faith

      I watched the anime but do you know if this comes with multiple endings like FSN and do those endings rely on which heroine you pursue?

      • doubleO7

        There are multiple endings, but since I haven’t played the game myself yet I’m not exactly sure how you go about getting each one.

        • Kolibri

          There are multiple endings in the game, and an english walkthrough on the net. If I can advise you about a particular ending to get, you should go for the Mayuri ending (the best by far for me), and Kurisu.

          As a fan myself, I would advise Suzuha’s one, but it’s not as worked as the other. And Faris one was my least favourite.

          Glad to see this much people going for the game ! :)

        • Iluz

          Each heroine has one ending, and there’s one true ending. Every one of the endings can be achieved on the same playthrough basically by choosing one specific choice that diverges from the true route. You do have to make sure you raise some specific flags for the Kurisu & true endings, otherwise you’ll only get the Mayuri ending regardless of the choice you make if I’m not mistaken (and I’m pretty sure that I’m not since I had to replay it to get the flags right).
          Anyway, just because they’re not early-branching different routes don’t think that they aren’t significant. The atmosphere is incredibly different between each one of them but every ending is powerful in its own way.

      • Wappuli

        There are two main routes for two characters, with one of them leading to the true end.
        For all other heroins, they don’t have their own routes, but they have their own endings that can be accessed from both routes. But getting these endings is affected only by one choise during the game, so you don’t really “pursue” them.

    • Slayven19

      Noted, will bu, not just because you say so but because I wanted to get it anyway.

    • Ric Vazquez

      I will take it into much consideration.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      i can understand the long wait time but the pricing? Do you know how much visual novels cost in japan?

      • shuyai

        it is actually a bargain compare to VN in japanese , it depend on the game type but a new full length story based VN like Steins gate typically cost around $90

      • British_Otaku

        On top of what shuyai said, presumably most of us (not sure about you) don’t have enough skill in Japanese to push through a visual novel. Perhaps the next Mario or Gundam game but not this, it is both cheaper to buy localised anime, video games and visual novels and more sensible assuming you don’t want some rare release or to get it early on top of being a confident reader.

    • Raltrios

      So this is not going to have any cut or edited content? I loved the anime, but I’d like to be getting the whole shabang if I go for the novel, too.

    • God

      Yeah, in the VN you actually get to hear Kyouma’s every thought, and it rocks.

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  • MikelAL93

    A release on Steam would be welcome. :3

  • A vita release would be reallyyyy nice!

  • holy shit, this video has top comments

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Lol only someone who hasn’t played never 7 would say that.

      • Mr_Magikarp

        Bro, Ever17 is where it’s at.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          I don’t think you know what never 7 is

    • X_Bacon

      God, how I miss this feature…

  • 324234

    Rightstuf has about 150 limited editions left (only one LE production run). They only charge $48 (60 MSRP) so if you’re interested, buy it now! LE has a special box, two lab mem pins and a book.

    • British_Otaku

      I get the feeling that JAST USA (the publisher) will have a good amount of stock for a long time and that RightStuf don’t want the risk of having a ton of limited editions taking up space when VNs aren’t what most of us are there for, even if it is THE anime store online.

      JAST USA still have School Days’ Limited Edition in stock and I keep seeing Da Capo’s limited edition around as well. While they aren’t the only editions, VN publishers seem to cater to people who don’t mind paying another $10-20 in spades.

  • Dani

    the psy congroo!!

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I can’t wait I love anything with a cram load of alternative universe theories.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    I loved the anime of this, and I have heard that the VN is even better; as someone who enjoys VNs quite a lot, this is a definite purchase. I highly recommend buying this, this is one of those you can’t go wrong with.

  • shuyai

    This is actually one of the best VN ever made! Both super funny yet sad and the only VN where the male VN is actually the best character!

    El psy congroo!

  • Croix Zapp

    shizuru route makes me melacholic

  • Pandakids09 .

    Kind of wish the limited edition came with a kurisu makise figure instead of the pins

  • Göran Isacson

    As someone who is watching the anime right now, I must say I’m interested in what the VN does differently and what parts of it the anime drew on for inspiration… will it get a Steam release?

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