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Steins;Gate Being Written Into A Novel


https://d3la0uqcqx40x5.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/steinsgate_dragonmag.jpg Amidst a stagnating visual novel market, Steins;Gate in particular seems to be doing rather well for itself. As of January, the game had sold over 50,000 copies on the Xbox 360 alone, with a recently-announced PC port that should — piracy not withstanding — help move a few more units.


Then, in April, the game was given an award of excellence by Famitsu. This is notable because Steins;Gate stood proudly amongst far more mainstream, high-profile titles such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Monster Hunter Tri and Demon’s Souls.


Now, according to the latest issue of Dragon magazine — a seinen light novel mag — Steins;Gate is set to be written into its very own novel. How different this novel will be from the source material, however, remains to be seen. As My Game News Flash point out, though; between multiple soundtracks and radio dramas, Steins;Gate is quite the phenomenon now.

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.