Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair confirmed for western release

By Brenna Hillier
14 February 2014 03:24 GMT

Danganronpa will be localised for western audiences, NIS America has announced, just as the first in the murderous series is released.


Gematsu reports the adventure is due on Vita in Europe and North America in northenr autumn.

It will release at retail and digital, which suggests the first game – arriving this week – produced enough interest to secure NIS America’s investment in the sequel.

As in the first game, you’ll be caught up in a murder committing and solving game, but this time it’s while the class is on a field trip to Jabberwock Island, a once popular but now deserted tourist destination, giving it a bit more of a Survivor feel.

Japanese and English audio will be included, so whether you’re a subs (hooray) or dub (boo) kinda individual, you’ll be set.

Oh hey, what’s this? A fact sheet? Amazing!

  • Deadly Island Vibes: Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case.
  • Tribal Council: You’ll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they’ll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument.
  • Survival of the Keenest: Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates’ arguments and determine who’s really telling the truth. Once you’ve got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing- and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life.

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