Monokuma is back to making high school students’ lives miserable – this time on an island.
NIS America released an English trailer for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc from earlier this year.
A different set of students from Hope’s Peak Academy travel to Jabberwock Island for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” The fun ends when a certain character shows up.
Once again, the not-so-cuddly bear Monokuma throws a group of high school students into a murderous game in which the only way to escape is to kill someone and make it through a trial without being discovered. The students are from Hope’s Peak Academy, just like the students from Trigger Happy Havoc, and they each have a title that indicates what they are best at. A gallery below shows each of the students and their talents. (The protagonist, Hinata Hajime, is not pictured.)
Danganronpa has two distinct sections of gameplay, split into Daily Life/Deadly Life and the Class Trial. In Daily Life, the player can interact with the other characters. This switches to Deadly Life when the characters discover a crime scene. The player must determine who committed the crime in the Class Trial, which has several gameplay elements.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will be available for the Vita on Sept. 2 in North America and on Sept. 5 in Europe. A limited edition is available for preorder and includes the game, an art book, the soundtrack, a coin with Monokuma’s face, a Monokuma sticker, and sunglasses.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc released in February this year. An anime adaptation premiered last July.