UPDATE: Spike Chunsoft have now officially confirmed the release, which will also be on Steam!
From our partnership with MAGES. Inc., STEINS;GATE ELITE leaps onto the PS4, NINTENDO SWITCH, AND STEAM THIS 2018!
— Spike Chunsoft, Inc. (@SpikeChunsoft_e) March 23, 2018
Original Article: Acclaimed science fiction visual novel Steins;Gate is returning with a new coat of paint in the west, with news that Steins;Gate Elite is heading west courtesy of Spike Chunsoft, following listings on Amazon Canada, picked up by Gematsu.
Launching on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, this new version of the science adventure will feature updated visuals from the anime adaptation, with new animation for events not included in the popular series. Amazon’s official description for the release is as follows:
STEINS;GATE ELITE is fully remastered with animated scenes from the anime, creating a perfectly new, immersive experience.The game follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.
Developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, Steins;Gate was originally released in Japan on the XBox 360, before being ported to other platforms. The PlayStation 3 and Vita versions were released in the west by pQube in 2015. The sequel, Steins;Gate 0 was released on PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016, winning our 2016 Award for Best Storytelling. An anime adaptation is set to premiere this April.
Steins;Gate Elite is planned for release in Japan later this year on PlayStation 4, Vita and Nintendo Switch. Judging by retailer listings, it is unlikely that the Vita version is being released overseas.