In an assortment of new developer comments compiled by the Japanese outlet Famitsu, MAGES director Makoto Asada made a few substantial comments.
Firstly, alongside acknowledging the 15th anniversary of the Science Adventure franchise’s second mainline entry, Steins;Gate, a “brand new entry” is planned to be at least announced in 2024. Of course, no further elucidation was provided regarding what this new entry will be, but it’s a major announcement regardless.
Moreover, Asada’s keyword for the new year is “sequel,” which, while not specified, could certainly be related to Steins;Gate when considering the emphasis of that title throughout his message. It is planned to launch in 2024.
Lastly, a significant event conclusively celebrating the 15th anniversary of Steins;Gate is planned for October 2024.
You can view Asada’s various comments from Famitsu below:
“Next year, Steins;Gate, the title that defines our company, will turn fifteen years old. To correspond with this occasion, we have planned a number of projects and titles we hope to be able to present you with this coming year—among them, a long-awaited brand-new entry. We’re preparing a wide range of content for the 15th anniversary of Steins;Gate, and it would make me quite happy to be able to enjoy the celebrations year-round with all of you.”
“My keyword is ‘sequel‘—and we are, in fact, currently putting much work into one such project. I believe it’s going to turn out to be quite the stunning entry indeed, and I’m greatly looking forward to the day of its release. We are currently planning to release this entry in 2024—we hope you’ll look forward to it!”
“We’re planning a big event for October 2024 to mark the conclusion of Steins;Gate’s 15th anniversary year. We’re hoping to put our all into this one!”
This new Steins;Gate entry has multiple possibilities, including the long-teased thematic sequel to Steins;Gate akin to Chaos;Child from Chaos;Head Noah, or Steins;Gate 0 Elite.
Thanks to the Science Adventure fansite Kiri Kiri Basara for the translations.
We’ll keep you all updated on MAGES’ incoming announcements throughout 2024.
A previous interview with Makoto Asada announced a new Corpse Party entry, a new SHMUP, and remakes of the Infinity series that creator Kotaro Uchikoshi was involved in.
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