A new trilogy of games has just joined the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program, but that news might not be exciting to most of the world.
The three games are all titles in the Steins;Gate series, originally from Japan. Their names, when translated, come out to Steins;Gate (the original), Steins;Gate: Darling of Loving Vows, and Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram. None of these games ever saw release in the West on Xbox One, and only the first was ever localized into English on any platform at all. That means unless you speak fluent Japanese, you’re probably not going to benefit much from this announcement.
The first Steins; Gate originally arrived on the Xbox 360 back in 2009. While it took off in Japan, with the series garnering its own radio show, manga, light novel, film, board game, and even live-action play, it’s less well-known in North America. Now, though, with the games’ addition to the backward compatibility program, it should be easier for potential fans to get their hands on the game, provided they can overcome the language barrier.
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