Steins;Gate 0 (2018) is a visual novel, which takes place between the events of the original game. Positioned as a true continuation of the original in contrast to the previously published Steins; Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram. Zero is part of the main storyline and develops before the events of the True ending concentrating on the events in the world line Beta, made possible the final of the original story.
✔ Genre: Casual, Novel
✔ Developer: 5pb. Games
✔ Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
✔ Release date: May 2018
As with many visual novels, the gameplay in Steins; Gate 0 is quite simple, most of the time the player spends reading text, which is a dialogue between the characters or the thoughts of the protagonist. During the game, the player is given a choice of further development of the plot. The selection may be presented in the form of answers during the dialogue, or in the form of action taken by the player in various stages.
In Steins; Gate 0, the player can influence the course of the plot using the “phone trigger”. This system has already appeared in Steins; Gate, but in Steins;Gate 0 this system has been redesigned and improved. Now the main character can communicate with other characters using the messenger RINE, and he can talk to the digital version of Kurisu using the application Amadeus.