For the first time (and long overdue in my humble opinion), non-Vita players will be able to get their hands on the game Matt gave “an emphatic five stars” in his review. That’s right folks, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is getting ready to hit Steam this February.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is set at Hope’s Peak Academy, the home to the nation’s brightest high school students. Oh, and one more thing: it’s now also a prison. You and your classmates have been trapped inside, forced into playing a winner-takes-all killing game. Students are murdering each other one at a time, and it’s up to you to investigate each incident.
As for the cute little bear seen everywhere… well, he’s not so cute after all. Often described as nefarious, Monokuma is the judge and executioner during the mock trial for each murder. Think of it as an incredibly dark take on the Ace Attorney games, with the stakes raise a thousand times over. And don’t forget to add in what makes high school so, well, high-school-y: popularity. It’s up to you to say whatever it takes to get your classmates on your side to gain information from them. Once they’re eating out of the palm of your hand, the game becomes about timing and reflex so you can get to the truth.
Related reading: One wasn’t enough, so read our review of the second game in the Danganronpa series.
The Steam version of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc includes achievements and Steam Cloud. There are also plans for Steam Trading Cards. The interface is in English, with full audio available in English and Japanese while subtitles will be available in English. Early purchasers (I’m not entirely certain how long this will go for) will get a bonus 16-track soundtrack.
In order to reach out to more of their fans, Spike Chunsoft has launched a new Twitter account and Facebook page. The goal is to bring its games (and developers) to the English-language community - and they want to hear your ideas for the future, too.
Related reading: Two wasn’t enough either, so here’s our review of Another Episode.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is the first of many titles Spike Chunsoft is bringing to PC, so my first thought is that means more Danganronpa titles. DDNet will bring you more information on this exciting news as it breaks, but for now check out this great piece on Game Theory, Danganronpa, and Monokuma.
- Lindsay M.