In a somewhat weird turn of events, Danganronpa V3 - the next title in the series that's expected to launch in 2016 - won't continue the story of the first two games, which largely revolves around students from the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy. Instead, the overarching plot will be resolved in an anime known as Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, which will air next year in Japan.
So, what the heck is Danganronpa V3, then? Well, it'll apparently feature a whole new storyline that's set in the "Gifted Inmates Academy". And, like in the previous non-spin-off titles, gameplay will involve a mix of investigation and class trials. It's also worth remembering that it'll be the first game to launch on PlayStation 4 as well as Vita.
Fortunately, a brand new trailer's been released that sheds some light on what we can expect from the upcoming instalment. It features fresh gameplay footage, and looks just about as crazy as ever. We've also gone ahead and included the anime's trailer for all of you hardcore 'ronpa fans, so be sure to tell us if you're excited for the new breed of Monokuma in the comments section below.
Danganronpa V3 trailer
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy trailer (anime)