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More Danganronpa V3 Characters revealed!

More characters have been released for New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing.  Plus, more details on the anime featuring Nagito Komaeda which will be included with the limited edition set.

■ Story

In this world, the government is implementing a special encouragement system called the “Gifted System,” by which various privileges are granted, and there are students with “Super High School Level” titles who have great promise for the future. Kaede Akamatsu, the “Super High School Level Pianist,” is one of those students.

The students with Super High School Level talents were scattered about the country, and never gathered in one place, but one day, 16 Super High School Level students, including Kaede, were imprisoned in the “Academy for Gifted Prisoners.”

The self-proclaimed headmaster of the Academy for Gifted Prisoners is a mysterious stuffed toy called “Monokuma,” and the academy’s administrators are its children, the “Monokumas.” According to Monokuma, this school is a place where the extremely talented compete in a mutual killing game.

Monokuma informs the students of his insane rules: In the event that a murder occurs, a class trial will be held to debate “Who is the Blackened?” In the event that the correct answer is achieved, only the Blacked will be punished. In the event that the wrong answer is the result, only the Blackened will survive and the remaining Spotless will be punished.

The academy is surrounded by a huge wall and is impossible to escape. In order to leave this place, as Monokuma said, mutual killing is the only answer—.

In order to stop the mutual killing, and in order to protect someone, the curtain lifts on a class trial where both “lies” and “truth” are prevalent.

■ Characters

Kiibo (voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara) – Ultimate Robot

A robot equipped with high-level learning function “Growth AI.” Kiibo knew nothing at the start when he was created, but his creator Dr. Idabashi raised him like his own child and let him attend high school. Therefore, although he is a robot, he is certified for as a Super High School Level student. He has a serious personality and speaks respectfully, but opts to beat-up anyone who makes discriminatory or prejudicial remarks against robots. Very much like a robot, his robotic speech sometimes estranges people in conversation, and he is teased about this by Oma. He has a built-in audio recorder.

Gonta Gokuhara (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi) – Ultimate Entomologist

Young Gonta, obsessed with looking for bugs, got lost in the forest. It would take the young boy 10 years to return safely to the side of his parents, but during that time he was raised by a kind-hearted family of wolves and became able to talk to animals and insects. Just as he says he is—“In order to return the favor of raising me, I am aiming to be a real gentleman”—he is a very gentlemanly person. However, because his early childhood was spent in the forest, he had an insufficient education and as a result often does not mesh well when conversing with other students. His outward appearance is that of one who possesses superhuman strength, but as he says, “I’ve never killed even a bug.”

Shuuichi Saihara (voiced by Megumi Hayashibara) – Ultimate Detective

A young detective apprentice who assists his uncle in running his detective agency. Most requests that come in to his uncle’s office are small jobs related to things like extra-marital affairs, but he once solved a murder case before the police. It was decided that he would be certified as the Super High School Level Detective. He solved the murder case by chance, so he doesn’t think he deserves to be in among Super High School Level students. Because of that his timid manner of speech stands out, but his insight and ability to take action open’s people eyes wide in amazement.

Tsumugi Shirogane (voiced by Mikako Komatsu) – Ultimate Cosplayer

A cosplayer who is so popular she receives corporate sponsors. More than wearing costumes, she likes to make them, but more than she loves her work she hates cosplayers who try to use her to make themselves stand out, so naturally she carries out her work as a cosplayer. She is a quiet and kind honor student, but she talks fiercely about the work and cosplay she loves. Also, when she is deep in thought, no matter how much anyone tries to speak to her she will act as if she is ignoring them. In conversation, she has a habit of quoting lines from her own work.

Monosuke (voiced by Koichi Yamadera) – Monokumas

One of the Monokumas. Speaks in a Kansai dialect. He is the most composed among the Monokumas and plays the role of the straight man, if one were pushed to say. Nonetheless, he is not quiet, undefeated even by Monokid when it comes to foulmouthedness. He shows a positive attitude even during disputes among the Monokumas, saying things like, “These Monokumas sure give off negative vibes.”

■ Class Trial Mini-Games

Scrum Debates

Scrum Debates are triggered when the opinions of those participating in the class trial splits into two. In order to discuss different topics, the characters of each side do not engage in debate as normal. As the characters of the opposing side each take turns speaking, you’ll match each other’s topics by figuring out their topics and having a character on your own side with the same topic speak. The main objective of a Scrum Debate is to match all the topics while the opponent’s side goes around.

During a Scrum Debate, the lower part of the screen features “Topic Keywords” from both sides. You’ll know all of your own side’s Topic Keywords from the beginning, but since the opposing side’s are hidden, you’ll need to read into the opposing side’s remarks to figure out which character is talking about which topic.

Theoretical Arms

This is triggered when a frenzied opponent, armed with their own theory, refuses to listen to the opinions of others. This one-versus-one debate is called “Theoretical Arms.” In a Theoretical Arms debate, you can damage the opponent’s theory by shooting at his or her remarks while matching the rhythm.

Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World

Story

Nagito Komaeda is an ordinary young man who attends an ordinary school. He’s not comfortable being the protagonist of the story and feels that special abilities just get in the way of one’s happiness.

As he observes his classmates going about their ordinary teenager lives, he’s so convinced that a moderate lifestyle will lead to moderate happiness that he makes an impassioned speech to Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu, who is in the same year as him.

But then one day, a boy calling himself “Destroyer of the World” appears and begins tearing Komaeda’s world apart.

Timeline

This is the chronological order of the Danganronpa series, to illustrate where Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World falls in the timeline:

  1. Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy – Side: Despair
  2. Danganronpa/Zero
  3. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  4. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
  5. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  6. Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World
  7. Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy – Side: Future

A cosplayer, apprentice detective, robot, entomologist, and more Monokuma’s?! The cast is turning out to be pretty interesting. And I definitely want to see what Nagito has been doing behind the scenes.  This is one game I can’t wait to play!

Will you be picking up this title? Who do you think the most interesting character so far is? Let us know in the comments!

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New Details for “New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing”

Spike Chunsoft has released new information on the upcoming New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing. The official website has been updated showing off some new screenshots and details about the gameplay and mechanics.

You can check out the latest information below:


■ Academy for Gifted Prisoners

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A school created for the mutual killing game of 16 “Super High School Level Students.” Various facilities exist within the school, whose classrooms and corridors are overgrown with vegetation.

—A warehouse filled with a large amount of goods.

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—A dining hall connected to the kitchen.
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—A game roomnew-danganronpa-v3_10-14-16_004

—Research classrooms for the talents of each student. Pictured is the Super High School Level Pianist Research Room.
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Super High School Level

The “Gifted System” is a special encouragement plan enforced by the government. Established to nurture the gifted youth of the nation, students expected to hold promise in the future are granted various special rights such as subsidy, suffrage, and eligibility for election. The students chosen for this “Gifted System” are known as “Super High School Level” students.

Academy for Gifted Prisoners School Regulations

There are strict regulations in the school and students who violate them will be disposed  by the high mobility humanoid murder weapon “Exisal.” There are are five different colored Exisal with a Monokuma aboard each.

The full list of school regulations is as follows:

  1. There is no end date to the communal life in the Academy for Gifted Prisoners.
  2. If a murder occurs in the school, all students must participate in a class trial.
  3. If you correctly identify the Blackened, who committed the murder, during the class trial, only the Blackened will receive punishment.
  4. If you are unable to correctly identify the Blackened in a class trial, everyone besides the Blackened will receive punishment.
  5. If the Blackened wins the class trial, he or she will graduate from the Academy for Gifted Prisoners and leave to the outside world.
  6. If the Spotless, the students who didn’t commit a murder, continue to win, the mutual killing game will end when there are two students remaining.
  7. From 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. is “Nighttime.” During this time, entry to the dining hall and gymnasium will be closed off.
  8. Violence against Monokuma, the headmaster of the Academy for Gifted Prisoners, is strictly prohibited.
  9. Monokuma cannot take part in a murder.
  10. Monopads are valuables, so please do not break them.
  11. A “body discovery announcement” will be played when three or more students discover a body.
  12. You can freely investigate the Academy for Gifted Prisoners. There are no restrictions imposed on your mobility.
  13. Students who violate the school regulations will be disposed by Exisal.
  14. There may be cases where the headmaster will add more school regulations.

■ Game Flow

The story is made of chapters. In each chapter, a murder will occur, and you’ll continue to the next chapter after discovering the murderer.

Daily Life Parts

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The parts of the game where the daily communal life of the students living in the school are depicted. This includes main plot elements such as the students plotting to escape the school and Monokuma promoting the mutual killing game by presenting “murder motives” to the students. Additionally, in between story progression, you’ll be provided free time to roam the school and interact with other characters at your leisure.

Investigation Parts

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Investigation parts occur when a murder takes place and a body is discovered. During these parts, you’ll head to the location of the murder, and gather information from other students and the evidence required to solve the case.

Class Trial

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During Class Trials, you’ll use the evidence you’ve gathered to try and pinpoint the Blackened. Here, the students who possess Super High School Level talents will debate from various angles, some of them even sharing wrong information or guesses. The goal of the Class Trial is to reach the truth of the incident and point out the inconsistencies of their remarks. The evidence you gathered during the investigation part can be used as “Truth Bullets” to refute in the inconsistencies. By shooting the correct Truth Bullets at the inconsistencies that appear on the screen, you’ll be able to proceed through the debate.


Super Danganronpa V3: Now with a more details about the limited edition bundle!

Remember last week when we found out what will be in the limited edition box set for New Danganronpa V3?  We now have more details about the items in the bundle!

The limited edition includes:

  • Custom-illustrated Exclusive Box – An original design box illustrated by character designer Rui Komatsuzaki.
  • Original Anime Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World (Blu-ray) – Nagito Komaeda, who experienced death in the program. What kind of world did he see? How did he wake up? An original, single episode story that continues from the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy anime.
  • New Monokuma Strap – A soft Monokuma strap featuring three phrases recorded by his voice actress, Tarako, activated by pushing his stomach.
  • New Danganronpa V3 Academy for Gifted Prisoners Investigation Book – An easy-to-carry-size book containing profiles and creation materials for the 16 characters of New Danganronpa V3, plus Monokuma and the Monokumas.
  • Danganronpa Calendar 2017 – A 2017 calendar containing characters from the Danganronpa series, as well as entries for their birthdays (this includes the characters from the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy anime).
  • Soundtrack & Cast Comment CD – The best songs from New Danganronpa V3 as chosen by composer Masafumi Takada, plus comments from the cast that play the characters in the gaem, all on a single disc.
  • Original Custom Theme Download Code – A download code for a custom theme with an exclusive design for PlayStation 4 or PS Vita.

It gets better, though! It was also revealed where you will get even more bonus items; it just depends on where you decide to pre-order.

Shop specific pre-order bonus items:

  • Animate – Custom-illustrated A4 double pocket clear file
  • Amazon Japan – Custom-illustrated special custom theme
  • Imagine Web – A1-size cloth poster
  • Edion – A4 clear file
  • GEO – Custom-illustrated A4 clear file
  • Game Shop Takarajima – Set of three 44mm tin badges
  • Sanyodo Shoten – A4 clear file
  • Joshin Denki – Smartphone wallpaper
  • Seagull – A3-size tapestry
  • Theta Shop – QUO card
  • Stellaworth – A4 clear file + set of three 56mm tin badges
  • Tsutaya – Clear bookmark
  • Neowing – Hard commuter pass
  • PAO – PAO original t-shirt
  • Fammys and Otakara Souko – A4 clear file
  • Biccamera, Kojima, and Sofmap – A4 clear file
  • Futaba Tosho – Rubber strap
  • Furu1 – A5 ring binder
  • Yamada Denki – Student Notebook-style Memo Book
  • Yodobashi Camera – A4 clear file
  • Rakuten Books – Original design Edy card
  • Loppi and HMV – Loppi and HMV special bonus set: A4 clear file, tin badge, and Monokuma tote bag
  • WonderGOO – Multi-pouch

 

Danganronpa V3 has a release date in Japan!

New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing is coming out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on January 12, 2016. And of course, there will be an awesome Limited Edition Bundle which will include:

 

  • A copy of New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing
  • Danganronpa 2017 calendar
  • New Monokma strap
  • Soundtrack & Cast Comment CD
  • Original custom theme download code
  • Original anime (Blu-ray) Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World

Still no word for a North American release, but I am thinking around fall? What do you think? Are you excited for the next installment of the Danganronpa series? I really want to see the anime!

 

 

 

Danganronpa V3 to come to Japan January 2017

Despair Arc and Future Arc is not enough! After both series end (Which should be in about two weeks), it will be a short wait until we can get more Danganronpa!  A new trailer shows New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing will hit Japan in January 2017.  We also get to meet our new protagonist, Kaede Akamatsu.

From the trailer, it looks like the newest game will be taking place in the ruins of Hope’s Peak Academy with similar gameplay to the first two titles. Do you think Hope will win yet again in the next game?  Check out some screens and the trailer below!