Fan translation group Super NS2C has announced that they have translated a relatively obscure official piece of Steins;Gate media; a Steins;Gate and Hello Kitty crossover visual novel titled STEINS;GATE×Sanrio Characters: Chance Encounter of the Goldig Party. Yes, you did indeed read that correctly.
For those unaware, me included until earlier today; this visual novel was developed to commemorate Steins;Gate’s 10-year anniversary and themed crossover merchandise between the two franchises. It was initially announced back on January 26, 2020, with it being freely distributed between April 2, 2020, through April 23, 2020, for Japanese web browsers.
Throughout this uh, bizarre experience, everyone’s favorite mascot, Hello Kitty, helps Steins;Gate protagonist Okabe and his fellow lab members devise a way to pay overdue rent to the landlord, Mister Braun. The fan wiki page also notes that promotional material for this game hints that it takes place in the 0.549111α worldline.
Check out the official website for STEINS;GATE×Sanrio Characters: Chance Encounter of the Goldig Party, which highlights the plethora of merchandise created for the occasion.
Additionally, NS2C’s fan translation is available to download via Github. I know what I’ll be spending this weekend doing, and perhaps I’ll even write about what the overall experience is like.
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