When it comes to visual novels, the science adventure series jointly developed by 5pb, Nitroplus and Chiyomaru Studio has many memorable tracks. This is especially true when it comes to their most iconic of works – Steins;Gate. The original theme song Sky Clad Observer is something I still listen to regularly while strolling around, and even the main anime themes Hacking to the Gate (Original Anime) and Fatima (0 Anime) warrant regular listening.
Earlier this month, CyGames and Bandai Namco Entertainment Games teased that their Japanese smart device rhythm game The [email protected] Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage would receive a crossover event with Steins;Gate. This follows other recent crossovers involving the anime series Angel Beats! and Digimon, and CyGames’ other smartdevice game Granblue Fantasy among others. As of today, that event is now live.
This event brings two songs, cover tracks of the original visual novel and anime theme songs, in addition to a wealth of decorative items to decorate your office with. Both songs are only available with the 2D animation style with no custom stage, a shame given each would work really well with a fully 3D animated performance.
The cover of Sky Clad Observer is performed by Asuka Ninomiya (CV. Shiki Aoki) while Hacking to the Gate is performed by Ranko Kanzaki (CV. Maaya Uchida). It can be a bit surprising to hear different variants of the original songs, and I would not consider them as fitting as the original performances by Kanako Itō, but they are still fun to play through with solid vocals and a good beat tracks.
The Steins;Gate crossover event with The [email protected] Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage will run from now until 10 August 2020 at 14:59 JST. While songs typically remain in-game following the event, office decorations typically become unavailable to purchase.