The original Steins;Gate was released on different game consoles: Xbox 360 (2009), Windows (2010), PlayStation Portable (2011), PlayStation 3 (2012), and Vita (2013).
Stein;Gate 0 then released in North America (November 2016) for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Players will explore a darker story in Steins;Gate 0 that begins in the middle of the first game's ending. Without spoilers, Steins;Gate 0 brings new and existing characters' perspectives to the plot. For those who played the original, you'll be familiar with the gameplay and how you make the characters' decisions. The use and interaction with Amadeus the cellphone, still determines the story flow. You can expect the same gorgeous visuals, character sprites, artwork, and background settings from the first game. The game's soundtrack also sets up the world theme perfectly and many will appreciate the various tracks tied to each multiple ending of the game.
One of the best element about Steins;Gate is the game's captivating story and well-paced plot. Steins;Gate 0 continues to build on this depth by adding new characters and story routes for players to explore. With its rich cast, emotional and climatic plot twists, and easy to absorb gameplay, its easy to say that the Steins;Gate series is one of the best visual novels to pick up. If you haven't played Steins;Gate 0, we highly recommend playing the original first to appreciate the entire world plot. Regardless, both games are "must-plays" and Steins;Gate 0 will only enhance and complete the original experience.
Right now you can also preorder Steins;Gate Elite - the latest of the series scheduled to tentatively release end of the year on PS4 and Switch!