Fueling the dream of Kirigiri in as little as possible, Spike Chunsoft has shared some new screenshots and described some gameplay systems that we can expect in the upcoming Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp! This is a board game spin-off from the main Danganronpa titles and… I’m sorry. I lost my train of thought there. All I see is Kirigiri in her swimmers.
Okay, in all seriousness, this board game (which is an expansion on a bonus game from Danganronpa V3) really does sound good. From the press release: The main part of the game in which players will develop their character over 50 days (50 turns) of summer camp on Jabberwock Island. Roll a die to determine how many spaces to move. An event will be triggered depending on which square the character lands on. Each character has various stats, including level. Character stats improve by levelling up, stopping on a Growth Square, or interacting with other characters on Event Squares. Bosses placed by Monokuma and monster battles triggered by Battle Squares will impede the player’s path along the way. Talent Squares grant Talent Fragments, which grant characters new skills. Players will also need to acquire weapons and armour at shops and treasure chests as well as utilize cards featuring useful effects to their advantage..
It’s pure fan service, and this game won’t appeal to anyone who hasn’t already played through the Danganronpa series, but if you do have that background, you can look forward to all your favourite characters putting in an appearance, and the series’ characteristic humour will be dialled right up to 11.
Remember: this game comes out on December 3, and in addition to Ultimate Summer Camp, you will be able to enjoy the original Danganronpa trilogy on your Switch.
– Matt S.
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