Tuturuu! We have a new trailer for the bonus content coming to STEINS;GATE Elite, and it is two minutes of animation and song with the characters. Linear Bounded Phenogram will give you ten stories. There will be one for each character, and Okabe Rintaro will have two. The tales will push further into the characters you already know to give you a better picture of their thoughts and personality. It’s a big chunk of approximately 30 additional hours of gameplay.
The main game of STEINS;GATE Elite is a remake of the original visual novel. This time, the game will incorporate animation from the show for a much more fluid experience and much higher production values. It will have multiple decisions that split you into different outcomes as you try to hit 1% divergence.
If you are unfamiliar with the show, I won’t spoil the plot, but it is an anime with time travel, conspiracies, romance, friendship, loss, and despair while changing yourself along with the world around you. I don’t want to oversell it, but it is one of the best I have ever seen. You can check out the show on Crunchyroll, and stick with it for a few episodes. It will make sense eventually.
Speaking of making sense, the show is known for some weird terminology. I wanted to dissect the title a little. I had a grasp on the concept of linear. Bounded is a mathematical term, but what is a phenogram? According to Dictionary.com, the term comes from biology. It is “a diagram depicting taxonomic relationships among organisms based on overall similarity of many characteristics without regard to evolutionary history or assumed significance of specific characters: usually generated by computer”. Well, that clears it up.
Mad scientists and everyone else can play STEINS;GATE Elite Linear Bounded Phenogram with the rest of the story when it leaps into retail and digital on February 19th. El Psy Congroo.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.