The Danganronpa games are a bit weird. They're full of over-the-top characters, pop culture references, and ridiculous murders, but believe it or not, the first game, Trigger Happy Havoc, was even stranger before its content was finalised.
Over on Unseen64.net, the details of the title's creation have been spilled. Originally named Distrust and starting life on the PSP, the game featured slightly more realistic character designs, and a much, much creepier version of Monokuma. In general, there was more blood, gore, and less of a dark comedy vibe.
Apparently, developer Spike Chunsoft suffered from internal disagreements about the title's art style, and it was eventually changed to what we know today. And if you were wondering why blood in the finished game is pink, it was initially altered from red to keep the age rating down, but the developer says it ended up perfectly suiting the release's style anyway. That worked out well, then.
Take a look at some of the original images that we've embedded, and tell us all about your Monokuma-induced nightmares in the comments section below.
Someone bleach my mind of the original Monokuma, please!
Man that's creepy. Wonder what he was originally going to be called too. I assume it wouldn't have been Monukuma, seeing as "kuma" means "bear" in Japanese. Either way, it would've been interesting to see how the finished product turned out if they'd gone down this route, looks much darker! The flesh side of "Monokuma" reminds me a bit of the titans in Attack on Titan.
Monokuma: Vita's Sackboy.
I feel Monokuma should get a way more prominent role in the PS future with the Danganronpa games coming to PS4 in an HD bundle. Furthermore this character just screams to be used in its own action focused spin off.
I think it is kinda cool how you can see which characters became who from the original design concepts. A lot stayed similar.
They need to make this a spin off series
might sound a bit "weird" but I really wished the blood was red ... takes away some of the seriousness/cruelsomness imo the way it is now ...
the character design didnt really change much tbh, the original monokuma design is really bad though - glad they changed it to what we know now
@NomNom Ughhh they doo :c
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