Previously only available in the US and UK on the PSVita or Steam, Danganronpa is now being ported to the PlayStation 4. NIS America, known for bringing us gems like Disgaea, will be releasing the game in early 2017.
Now, for those who haven’t played the originals on Vita, the above trailer probably didn’t make a lick of sense. That would be understandable as the premise for this game is just as wild as the trailer.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair are both about a group of students attending Japan’s top high school, Hope’s Peak Academy, and a deranged bear named Monokuma.
Monokuma wants to play a game with the students of Hope’s Peak Academy. A twisted, macabre game. He/it imprisons the students in the school and gives them only one way out: Murder your friends. Oh, and you can’t get caught doing it if you want to go free.
As the game carries on and students start dropping like flies it is up to you to unravel not only who killed whom, but the mysteries of Monokuma. What is he/it? Why is it/he here?
You’ll have to gain the trust of the fellow students so they’ll disclose secrets or clues to you. Then, in Phoenix Wright like trials, grill those very students on where they where and what they were doing whenever another body is discovered.
The trials make up the bulk of the gameplay in Danganronpa. Through the use of various mini-games you’ll have to deduce who is lying, who’s telling the truth, and who the murderer is. The other half of the game is a visual novel type game where you explore the school and forge friendships with the other students trapped therein. These relationships will play a key role in solving each case.
Danganronpa 1 & 2 are both available on Steam for $29.99 each, or $53.98 as a bundle. While the Danganronpa series has been available for a few years now, this will be the first time the series will be on PS4 in the US and UK. If you haven’t had a chance to play either, or were just waiting for Danganronpa to be on your console of choice, this is great news.
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