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In July of last year, Spike Chunsoft announced that Robotics;Notes Elite would be released in the West with a targeted release date of “2020”. Since then, the publisher has been silent on the game’s release outside Japan. However, it seems like we might be fairly close to a release of the visual novel as it has recently been rated by the ESRB. The game received a “Teen” rating for the North American market. Here’s the ESRB’s full rating description for the game:

This is an adventure game in which players follow the story of a high-school student solving a mystery involving robotics. As players progress through the narrative, they may encounter instances of violence: a man pointing a gun at characters; a woman jumping off a cliff (off-screen) to her death; a woman pointing a gun at her head. In some sequences, players can briefly engage in robot battles, as players enter commands (e.g., on-screen prompts) to see attacks performed. In a handful of sequences, blood is seen pooling underneath a character’s leg and staining a man’s hands. The game also contains references to sexual material in the dialogue (e.g., “This sl*t is trying to be sexy”; “Mitsuhiko, you’re gonna get sued for sexual harassment”; “You put sleeping pills in this, didn’t you? Then while I’m asleep, you’re gonna have your way with me”; “If possible, I wanted to gaze upon your nude bod for a little longer.”). The word “sh*t” appears in the game.

Usually a game receiving an age rating means that its release is somewhat close. Hopefully there’ll be an official announcement soon. The game’s sequel, Robotics;Notes Dash, was also announced for a Western release alongside Elite, but so far it hasn’t received an age rating.

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Today, Mages issued a brand new trailer for Anonymous;Code. The company also confirmed that the science adventure visual novel will arrive next winter in Japan.

Here’s the latest video:

Switch is getting another Steins;Gate game in Steins;Gate 0 Elite. Mages announced the new project today, but neglected to share concrete information. Expect it to be another visual novel-styled experience.

Here are the first couple of images:

Update: Steins;Gate 0 also received a stealth release on Switch for the same price. We’ve updated this post accordingly with the proper information.

Original: Spike Chunsoft has just stealth-released the visual novel Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace for Switch. It’s out now digitally on the eShop for a launch price of $26.99 (regularly $29.99).

Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace originally released on Xbox 360 in Japan several years ago where it was known as Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling. The title was also included with Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort, which came to Switch in Japan back in March. This is the first English release.

5pb. has returned with a new trailer for the visual novel Robotics;Notes Dash. You can view the latest video below.

Robotics;Notes DaSH will be released on Nintendo Switch on January 31 next year in Japan. Today, 5pb. released the first in a series of a trailers for the game – and it introduces the protagonist, Kaito Yashio:

Those who purchase Steins;Gate Elite will be entitled to the bonus 8-bit ADV Steins;Gate game. The special 8-bit graphics and chiptune version was developed by series creator Chiyomaru Shikura. Watch a new trailer for 8-bit ADV Steins;Gate below.

Robotics;Notes DaSH will be missing out on its original November 22 release date. Based on information provided by various retailers, it will now ship in Japan on January 31.

The one uncertainty is whether the Switch version of Robotics;Notes Elite has also been impacted. This was slated to arrive on the same day as Robotics;Notes DaSH, and a double pack including Robotics;Notes DaSH and Robotices;Notes Elite was planned.


Ahead of its release next month, the opening movie for Robotics;Notes DaSH is now available. Check out the video below.

Robotics;Notes DaSH launches November 22 in Japan.

Amazon Japan has gone live with the first screenshots from Robotics;Notes DaSH. The retailer provides an official overview as well, which Gematsu translated.

Here’s the full rundown:

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