Spike Chunsoft Reveals Danganronpa PC Plans, and VR Release

Published: March 5, 2017 9:30 AM /


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Murder fans rejoice! The newest Danganronpa game finally has a confirmed PC release. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, was released in Japan on January 12 for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. According to a recent press release by the company, Spike Chunsoft, NIS America will be releasing V3 on Playstation 4 and Vita in both Europe and America on September 26, while Spike Chunsoft will again self-publish the game on Steam for PC. The game will have both Japanese and English audio and text, as well as French text.

The third main game in the series, V3 is described as “psycho-cool” and, like the previous titles features a cast of 16 characters imprisoned in a school setting. As per series norms, the psychotic villainous mascot Monokuma is there pressuring the characters to escape the deadly game with a variety of 'motives' and other tactics. The cast must try to solve murders that occur due to Monokuma's promptings, survive the deadly and paranoia-inducing environment, and find out the truth of what is going on where they are. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is set after the Hope's Peak Academy arc that concluded in the Danganronpa 3 anime series and promises brand new mini-games as well as a brand new cast of Ultimates.

In other Danganronpa news, the spin-off game Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls has been announced for a PC release on Steam in America on June 17, the same as the PlayStation 4 release. Originally released on the PS Vita in 2015, the game connects the two main series titles Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. This game will also be released with both English and Japanese audio and text.

With different mechanics than the main series games, Ultra Despair Girls utilizes third person shooter action sequences using Future Foundation’s Hacking Gun against hordes of Monokuma Kids, and many different types of ammo including Truth Bullets, Paralyze and Link and upgrade with Bling Bullet Modifiers.

The game also has plenty of puzzles and riddles to solve, much like the main series game, with familiar faces popping up in Towa City, and plenty of mysteries for the player to unravel as they traverse through and fight off the Warriors of Hope who plan to kill all of the adults in the city in order to make way for a children’s paradise.

Cyber Danganronpa VR: The Class Trial will be coming to PlayStation 4 this March, ahead of the PS4 release of Danganronpa 1-2 Reload. The tech demo foray into VR is based on Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and the download will be free for Playstation Plus members. It will be released on March 7 in North America and March 10 in Europe, featuring both English and Japanese audio and text.

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