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.