Anime and Ace Attorney fans should rejoice because Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is coming to Steam in February. This information was released earlier this week on the Steam Store page of the game, with pre-orders already available.
The game itself is similar to a Saw movie, only in a cutesy anime form. A group of students get trapped inside their school by a black and white robot bear called Monokuma. The main goal of the game is to escape the bear’s confinement. But Monokuma has some tricks up his sleeves, even though he has no sleeves, being completely naked, allowing students to kill one another if they can do it without getting caught.
True, the premise is somewhat grim and rather surprising, but the execution and the graphical aesthetic of the game paint it as an over the top colorful experience. Even the death scenes of the students are so crazy that it might even make you chuckle, although the act itself is rather gruesome if you stop to think about it.
Basically, Danganronpa is played similar to a visual novel. You talk with your fellow students, accuse them in the style of Ace Attorney if you feel that something is fishy about them, and partake in various mini-games. The game can even be described as a sort of rhythm game with added gruesomeness.
The game was originally released in 2010 for PSP in Japan, eventually getting a translation and a remaster for the PS Vita back in 2014. The version which will receive the port will be the newer one, of course. In regards to the port itself, people shouldn’t expect much in terms of graphical upgrades or FPS boosting, because the game is for the most part a 2D visual novel investigative adventure.
Dangaronpa’s trailer basically summarizes everything you should expect from the game, even if it doesn’t really show any gameplay. Having an extremely diverse cast of characters, the game is actually very enticing once you start to get the hang of it. But this is entirely dependent on your gaming preferences, as well as how much anime you can stomach in one go.
Taking into account the fact that Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is coming to Steam in February, there are pretty high chances that it’s sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and its spin-off Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will get to see the light of Steam as well. So, are you ready to play a game with Monokuma even if your life is on the line?