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Robotics;Notes Getting A Manga Adaptation This September


Steins;Gate is 5pb’s most successful franchise to date, but 5pb president, Chiyomaru Shikura, appears optimistic about the company’s next sci-fi visual novel adventure as well—Robotics;Notes.


Shikura revealed via Twitter this week that retail orders for Robotics;Notes are over 80,000. This, Shikura says, is a giant leap from when Steins;Gate was first released. (Of course, the fact that the game is multiplatform across Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 right off the bat could also have some bearing on the matter.)


5pb have already made the necessary preparations for Robotics;Notes to be a proper franchise, rather than just a single game. In addition to the game, an anime is scheduled to be aired in Japan this October, and a manga adaptation titled Robotics;Notes / Frau Side will debut in the August issue of Ultra Jump magazine.


Robotics;Notes will be released on June 28th for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.