A recent press release from PQube provides an introduction to the Steins;Gate 0 new characters! Steins;Gate 0 combines new characters with the original cast in an alternate, darker world-line, where humanity’s survival is at stake! Meet the new key cast below:
Not ‘the’ Kurisu, ‘a’ Kurisu. This is the Kurisu of Amadeus, all her thoughts and memories in an AI program that Okabe can interact with.
A senior at the same university that Kurisu attended in the United States – and an old friend. She looks very young and is often mistaken as a child, despite being in her twenties. She works for Alexis Leskinen and visits Japan with him.
University professor and mentor of Makise Kurisu and an expert in research in brain function. He brings his assistant Maho to Japan to give lectures on the Amadeus System.
A good friend of Mayuri and a character who’s predestined to be involved with one of the original cast. She’s a big fan of cosplay.
Her real parents and real name are unknown. She is the adopted daughter of Mayuri – who takes her under her wing after meeting her through her work at an orphanage.
Psychology Research Institute professor and a colleague of Leskinen. She has a fairly blunt, straight talking personality.
Sporty and athletic, she does have a more girly side through her persona ‘Fubuki’ – a fellow cosplayer and friend of Mayuri.
The last of Mayuri’s cosplaying friends and she makes costumes for Mayuri.
Compared to the original Steins;Gate, Steins;Gate 0 has much more varied and shifting narrative when it comes to characters. Frequently the perspective is tossed over to other characters new and old, though Okabe is still the “main” narrative. Not only does Steins;Gate 0 feature all of these new characters, but many returning favourites too! It all feels like a pretty natural extension of the original game in practice.
Steins;Gate 0 releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on 25th November in Europe, and 29th November in North America.
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