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Steins;Gate Zero – Website and Famitsu Scans

The Steins;Gate Zero website recently came online, I’ll translate what’s said there, though it’s mostly stuff we’re familiar with. At least you should be if you’re familiar with the Epigraph Trilogy.

“This is the story of the future that could not be saved.”

November 2010, Attractor Field Beta.
The story of the World Line in which Okabe Rintaro, after suffering through great hardship and many trials, ultimately gave up on saving “her”.
Griefstricken, he is confined to the deepest pit of despair.
His friends are concerned for him and his worrying behaviour.
But what happened to “she” who was never saved?
Featuring new characters that never appeared in the original Steins;Gate, this is the story of the “Zero”.
The story in which “she” still exists…

So yes, currently it seems that Zero will be a straight adaptation of the Epigraph Trilogy with some plot modifications. I’m not sure what to expect but if done well it could be very good. It’s set to release November 19th and I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. So once it comes out I’ll likely make a post about my first impressions and thoughts on the game in general.
Additionally, some Famitsu magazine scans were uploaded recently with some information about the game, I will translate them later on if time permits.

EDIT: I have now translated the images. I strongly disagree with the use of “Legitimate Sequel” when talking about Zero, because it isn’t, but the Japanese is 正統続編 and there’s no real way of getting around that. Thanks Chiyomaru.

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STORY
The story in which “she” still exists…
The story of the World Line in which Okabe Rintaro, after suffering through great hardship and many trials, ultimately gave up on saving “her”.
Griefstricken, he is confined to the deepest pit of despair.
His friends are concerned for him and his worrying behaviour.
But what happened to “she” who was never saved?
Featuring new characters that never appeared in the original Steins;Gate, this is the story of the “Zero”.

New characters spin the wheels of a new future.

(Top-left image) <- Conversing with Kurisu is Hiyajou Maho, a character introduced in the popular Light Novel Epigraph Trilogy.

A new type of “trigger” makes an appearance?! Large changes in the game’s system, too?!
How exactly will the SNS image sending feature impact the course of the game?

Amane Yuki (VA: Tamura Yukari)
Suzuha’s mother, and Daru’s future wife. A positive thinker, she doesn’t let the little things get to her.

Hiyajou Maho (VA: Yahagi Sayuri)
Kurisu’s senior in university, and fellow researcher. Often mistaken for a child due to how young she looks.

Kurushima Kaede (VA: ???)
One of Mayuri’s cosplay friends. She sometimes appears in public events wearing costumes that Mayuri has made.

Nakase Katsumi (VA: ???)
One of Mayuri’s cosplay friends. She uses the stage name “Fubuki”. Popular for her boyish looks.

Shiina Kagari (VA:???)
An orphan adopted by Mayuri in the year 2036. She lost both of her parents in the war.

Tennouji Nae (VA: Yamamoto Ayano)
Only daughter of Tennouji Yugo, owner of the Braun Workshop located directly beneath the Future Gadget Lab. Normally keeps to herself, but is always brimming with curiosity.

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(Top-right image: “Just what the hell is happening to Akiba…?”)
Steins;Gate’s “legitimate sequel” due for release on November 19th!
The “sequel” to Steins;Gate, making it the first proper continuation to be one of the mainline Science Adventure series entries. Bringing in new characters, Zero tells the story of the “Beta World Line” in which Kurisu was not saved. Familiar characters appear with new designs, and their actions and personalities have also changed considerably.

Okabe Rintaro (VA: Miyano Mamoru)
Leader of the Future Gadget Lab (AKA. The Laboratory). Has been in a state of unbridled despair ever since a certain incident in which he realized how powerless he really is.

Shiina Mayuri (VA: Hanazawa Kana)
Okabe’s childhood friend, and the one person who understands him best. One of the Labmems (Lab Members) of Okabe’s Lab.

Makise Kurisu (VA: Imai Asami)
The girl that Okabe once tried to save. If Okabe is the heart of The Lab, then she would have been the brain. After Okabe failed to save her, this new story begins…

Urushibara Luka (VA: Kobayashi Yuu)
Often mistaken for a girl due to his appearance and behaviour. Nicknamed “Lukako”.

Hashida Itaru (VA: Seki Tomokazu)
Called “Daru” by the Labmems, he is a super hacker. Also an expert in the culture surrounding Akihabara.

Amane Suzuha (VA: Tamura Yukari)
A time traveler from the future. Her actions often stand out as making her seem strange, due to the gap in culture between the future and the present.

Kiryuu Moeka (VA: Saori Goto)
A silent woman with a poker face, she’s unexpectedly talkative when it comes to text messages. Has a serious cellphone addiction.

Faris NyanNyan (VA: Momoi Haruko)
A girl who works at a maid cafe in Akihabara. She lives life at her own pace. Likes to add “Nyan” to the end of her sentences.

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 10

Here’s the 10th chapter.
You can get that here.
This is currently the latest chapter out in Japan, as well. So we’ll have to wait until they publish Chapter 11 before I can work on it.

For now I’ll think about what I want to pick up next, since I’m not sure what to go for.

– Steiner

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 9

Here’s the 9th chapter! Things are getting exciting.

You can get it here.

Next chapter should be out tomorrow, I hope you enjoy.

– Steiner

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 8

Time for the next chapter, things are starting to heat up.

Here’s the link.

Should have Chapter 9 out either on or by the weekend.

– Steiner

Steins;Gate 5th Anniversary Merchandise Extravaganza

For the 5th Anniversary of Steins;Gate, 5pb has put up a special webpage featuring a list of upcoming special Steins;Gate-related merchandise.

The merchandise is as follows:

Divergence Meter (Clock).
LINE (Messenger app) Stamp.
Time Leap Machine Headphones.
Makise Pudding.

A Necktie.
Labmem Pin Badge-style wristwatch.
Various Upa-themed items.

Okabe’s white labcoat (with Labmem Pin Badge mark).
1/1 Replica of Hashida Suzu’s letter.
Mister Braun’s Apron.

1/1 scale Future Gadget Laboratory (No idea what this means).
Karaage (Fried Chicken) plate designed after Mayuri’s hat.
Cup Noodle timer which plays back lines from the VN.

That’s all for now, just a little bit of news.

– Steiner

The Unpublished Memoirs of Senomiya Misaki – Chapter 5 [END]

Here’s the 5th and final chapter of the Misaki manga. I hope you’re ready for a whole ton of exposition that was cut out of the anime.

You can get that here.

Now that I’m done with this, I’ll probably finish Future Honey or the Octet manga (since I forgot about both), we’ll see what happens.
I hope you enjoyed this manga, it retained some of the characterization and information from the Visual Novel not present in the anime so I hope it gave you a different angle on certain things.

– Steiner

Pandora of Eternal Return – Chapter 7

What was it that tugged at Okabe’s mind? Find out this chapter!

Here’s the link.

Final chapter of the Misaki manga should be ready within a few days, my computer blew up last week and set my schedule back a couple of days but it’s all good now.

I hope you enjoy this chapter, the dark conspiracy will soon unfurl.

– Steiner

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