New Danganronpa V3 Game to Bundle Original Anime on January 12
posted on 2016-09-27 10:00 EDT by Egan Loo
This week's issue of Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine is reporting on Thursday that Spike Chunsoft will ship its New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki (New Danganronpa V3: Everyone's New Semester of Killing) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game on January 12. A limited edition will be available on that day with the brand-new original anime Super Danganronpa 2.5 Kamaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaisha (Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World) on Blu-ray. Nagito Komaeda is a character from the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game who also appeared in the stage play of the game, the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc anime, and the Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls game.
New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki's limited edition will also include the New Danganronpa V3 Saishū Academy Transcript, a Danganronpa Calendar 2017, a New Monokuma strap, a soundtrack and cast comment CD, and a card with a code to download an original custom theme.
The regular PS Vita edition will cost 6,400 yen (about US$64), while the limited PS Vita edition will cost 12,400 yen (US$124). The regular PlayStation 4 edition will cost 7,400 yen (US$74), while the limited PlayStation 4 edition will cost 13,400 yen (US$134).
The upcoming Weekly Famitsu issue will devote 10 pages to its feature on the game, and it will name 16 of the new characters who "possess super high-school-level powers."
The game is set in an academy fenced in by a massive cage. While New Danganronpa V3 will inherit the mascot character Monokuma and the basic system from previous games, it will not take place at Hope's Peak Academy and will not feature any other returning characters.
Sayaka Kanda plays the protagonist Kaede Akamatsu. Kanda previously played Junko Enoshima in the Danganronpa stage play. She also performed the opening and ending theme songs for Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc as part of Trustick.
NIS America released the first and second Danganronpa games on PS Vita in North America and Europe in 2014 under the names Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It also released the spinoff game Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa: Another Episode, or Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa: Another Episode).
The first game inspired a television anime in 2013. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan and later released the series on home video. Funimation is currently streaming the Despair Arc, Future Arc, and revently announced Hope Arc for the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School television anime.