With every good video game there comes a sequel, with a great video game series like “Danganronpa” there comes not only sequels but spin-off titles, with every in-depth series there comes unanswered questions, and with every unanswered question there eventually comes a suitable answer.
Surely by now you’ve heard of the story-bridging “Danganronpa” title “Another Episode” right? Well, if you haven’t, it’s a third-person shooter that follows a cast of new and old characters in the “real world” the “Danganronpa” series is set. With no “Trials” or “Investigations”, your job as the main character is to fight off the forces of the terrorising Monokuma robots and try your darnedest to help the rebels take back the world which has been plunged into darkness.
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. – NIS America
While it has previously been announced for a Japanese release, it’s only now that NIS America are informing us on a Western release. The game has been retitled for its North American and European release; “Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls” is what you’ll be looking for on local shelves once it hits the shores of the West instead of the simple “Danganronpa: Another Episode”.
NIS have been boasting that this game will answer most of the questions the first “Danganronpa” game left you with as well as setting up for the incredible events that came in “Danganronpa 2: Goodby Despair” so really any fan of the series and any fan of a completed story absolutely NEEDS to get this game…and now they can.
Key features: 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!
As of right now, no specific release date has been announced for the game BUT NIS America are not the types to leave their audience hanging for too long without any information. Stick to the site, as soon as we know….you’ll know.