Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming to North America and Europe via both retail and digital this fall, NIS America announced.
The action adventure game is set between the events of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. After the horrors of Hope’s Peak Academy ended, society is on the verge of collapse and violent anarchy has engulfed the world in despair. Players will take control of two heroines, Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa, as they attempt to escape Towa City.
The western release will include both Japanese and English audio.
At NIS America’s reveal event this evening, Danganronpa series producer Yoshinori Terasawa was on hand for the announcement. According to the producer, Another Episode was created because they couldn’t figure out what to do with Danganronpa 3, even though it was something they wanted to create. So the team challenged themselves to create a spin-off action game. (Thanks, Tononet, 2).
Komaru Naegi, little sister to Makoto Naegi, has been imprisoned inside a mysterious apartment for over a year. One day, she is rescued by Byakuya Togami of Future Foundation, but the rescue is derailed by a sudden attack of hundreds of Monokumas. Komaru soon discovers that the city has been taken over by a group of children calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. Their leader, Monaca, declares that the city will be the site of a Children’s Paradise, and to accomplish this, all the adults will be exterminated. Komaru teams up with Toko Fukawa to try to survive the rampaging Monokumas, escape the crafty Monokuma Kids, and uncover the secrets of the city.
- Third Person Shooter Action Sequences: Use Future Foundation’s Hacking Gun to have a fighting chance against the hordes of Monokumas as you traverse Towa City.
- Tons of Different Types of Ammo: Tackle challenges with multiple kinds of Truth Bullets, such as Paralyze and Link. Upgrade your firepower with special Bling Bullet modifiers.
- Riddles and Puzzles: The Monokuma Kids will challenge more than just your trigger finger; you’ll need your smarts to survive as well. There’s a lot to discover in the city, with a number of familiar faces and mysteries to unravel!