Steins;Gate Elite Arrives This Year For Nintendo Switch

Great news for visual novel fans, Steins;Gate Elite has been announced for the Nintendo Switch! The game features fully animated adventures, a new way to time leap, and branching storylines. In addition, the Switch version of the game will offer up a special 8-bit graphics and chiptune version of the game via DLC. The game will feature English text with Japanese audio.



Spike Chunsoft, Inc. is excited to debut STEINS;GATE ELITE, its first visual novel adventure from their MAGES. Inc. partnership for the West, which will be available on the PlayStation®4 system, Nintendo SwitchTM, and Steam®! Preorders are now available at your local retailer, and the game will be released physically and digitally in 2018.

An HD remake of STEINS;GATE PHENOGRAM, a collection of 10 additional stories written by renowned writers including the Zero Escape series scenario writer, Mr. Kotaro Uchikoshi, will be available for the PS4 version. For the Nintendo Switch version, STEINS;GATE 8-bit, a special 8-bit graphics and chiptune version of the game developed by series creator Mr. Chiyomaru Shikura, will be available. Details on how to obtain the DLC are coming soon.

Tune in to Spike Chunsoft’s twitch stream tonight, March 23, at 5:00PM PST on for a special feature on STEINS;GATE ELITE and the chance to win prizes!

About the STEINS;GATE series

In 2009, 5pb. and Nitroplus created the award-winning science-fiction, interactive visual novel known as STEINS;GATE. Since then, the series has spawned a manga, drama CDs, a movie, a live action stage play, and an anime, including an upcoming anime STEINS;GATE 0, and is loved by fans worldwide.


Now, as STEINS;GATE ELITE, the game is fully remastered with animated scenes from the anime, creating a perfectly new, immersive experience. 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.

Key Features

  • Fully Animated Adventure – Indulge in all the beautiful animation from 24 episodes of

    the STEINS;GATE anime.

  • A New Way to Time Leap – Experience the world of STEINS;GATE with this remastered,

    ultimate version that features newly animated sequences for certain endings.

  • Branching Storylines – Every choice you make has its own consequence, shifting the world line closer or farther from reaching 1% divergence, providing a multitude of animated endings.



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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