Steins;Gate Up For Pre-Order; Will Have ESRB Rating


    JAST USA will be releasing Steins;Gate in English, and the game is up for pre-order now. Two versions are available—a physical limited edition and a download edition. The limited edition includes the game, user manual, original fanbook and Future Gadget Lab member badges with a display box.


    The contents of the fanbook will be announced at a later date, JAST say. Additionally, if you pre-order the physical limited edition, you’ll also get a free download copy at launch, which you won’t have to wait for. The physical edition of the game costs $59.95, while the download edition costs $39.95.


    More interesting is the fact that the image above has an ESRB “rating pending” logo on it. It looks like, following in MoeNovel’s footsteps, JAST intend to have Steins;Gate rated by the ESRB. Perhaps we’ll see it show up on Steam one day, similar to Higurashi: When they Cry.


    Thanks to James and Chris for the heads up!

    Ishaan Sahdev
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