News Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp Out for PS4 in July
Expanded version of Killing Harmony board game
Spike Chunsoft has announced an "enhanced" version of the Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony board game Ultimate Talent Development Plan is in the works. Priced at $19.99, it'll release for PS4 on 21st July 2022. The game originally launched for Nintendo Switch and received lukewarm reviews. Danganronpa...
News Danganronpa Games Will Be Pulled From PlayStation Store in September
Vita is the worst hit
If you've been thinking of picking up digital versions of Danganronpa titles, particularly on PlayStation Vita, you'll want to act sooner rather than later. Publisher NIS America has announced that multiple entries in the visual novel franchise will be taken off the PlayStation Store in September without any obvious reason why...
News Danganronpa Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Monthly News Updates
Games, merch, and collabs
Danganronpa is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Japan this November, and developer Spike Chunsoft appears to have a lot in store for fans to mark the occasion. Starting next month, the Japanese studio will host a monthly news broadcast which promises to unveil all sorts of surprises. Spike Chunsoft will reveal more...
News Spike Chunsoft Hiring for New Project, Applicants Must Like Danganronpa
Is that person you?
Spike Chunsoft is currently in the hiring process for its next project after putting out AI: The Somnium Files a few months back, and the publisher is seeking applicants who share a love for the visual-novel franchise Danganronpa. The job listing gives little else away, other than the fact that the game will be coming to...
News Lapis x Labyrinth Brings Cute, Colourful RPG Action to PS4
Danganronpa Trilogy also confirmed
Here’s a game that we’ll never write about again: Lapis x Labyrinth is coming to Western territories, courtesy of NIS America. The whimsical PlayStation 4 action RPG couldn’t look more Japanese if it put vending machine underwear on its head and started screaming kawaii, but we’re sure that it’ll be...
News Have a Despair-Filled Weekend with Danganronpa V3's Playable Demo
Up for trying something new this weekend? If so, then giving the Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony demo a shot seems like a decent idea. The playable demo is available on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and promises a quick look at the upcoming release. The finished product is due out at the end of next month, on the...
Video We Need a Full-Length Danganronpa VR Game
Not all series are well suited to PlayStation VR, but the Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial demo that's available for free from the PlayStation Store right now proves that Spike Chunsoft's sleuth-'em-up absolutely is. The demo may only be short, but it captures the courtroom drama of its parent property perfectly, and while the YouTube...
News Mental Shooter Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls Panics on PS4 This Summer
Previously a PlayStation Vita exclusive, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is bringing an army of evil bears to the PlayStation 4 later this year, publisher NIS America has announced. Unlike the main Danganronpa games, this spin-off fuses its visual novel roots with action and adventure, as you steadily shoot your way...
News Danganronpa V3 Disables PS4 Share Button To Avoid Spoilers
Spoilers are a terrible thing when it comes to plot-heavy games like Danganronpa, so it's perhaps no surprise to hear that developer Spike Chunsoft is doing away with the PlayStation 4's share button past chapter 2 in upcoming sequel Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. "In order to prevent spoilers for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony,...
PSX 2016 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Brings Despair to PS4, Vita in 2017
You know that Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 showcase was packed when you end up completely forgetting about games like Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. The third main instalment in Spike Chunsoft's deliciously dark visual novel detective series, we've got high hopes for a great cast of characters and a storyline stuffed with intrigue...
News Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2 Bring Despair From Vita to PS4 in Early 2017
Cue crazy music
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, are two of the PS Vita's best games - at least as far as we're concerned - and both titles are heading to PlayStation 4 early next year. The compilation will be titled Danganronpa 1&2 Reload here in the West. Check out the brief announcement trailer...
News Danganronpa V3 Won't Finish The Story of the First Two Games
But an anime will
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:...
TGS 2015 New Danganronpa V3 Confirms Your Return Trip to Despair on PS4 and Vita
We can just hear the theme tune
Although there aren't many details to go by just yet, Spike Chunsoft has confirmed that it's working on a new instalment in the Danganronpa franchise. Dubbed New Danganronpa V3, the title marks the series' first foray onto the PlayStation 4. Unsurprisingly, the game's teaser trailer is covered in Monokumas, and comes...
Review Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PS Vita)
Hell is whenever
As sinister as it is completely crazy, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is very much birthed from the same minds as the other games in the series – except that this time around, courtroom class trials and detective work are replaced by linear third-person action. It's a gameplay shift that paints Ultra Despair...
News Danganronpa PS4 Morpheus Tech Demo Is as Crazy as You'd Expect
The maniacal Monokuma is scary enough on our PlayStation Vita screen, never mind directly in front of our eyes. Thanks to AllGamesBeta's YouTube channel, we've snagged a look at how a courtroom situation in Danganronpa would play out using Project Morpheus, Sony's virtual reality headset. The results are as weird as you'd expect, with...
News Despair at Danganronpa Another Episode's Intro Movie
Kuma 'nd see it
You may have successfully escaped from Hope's Peak Academy in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, but The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History awaits outside – and Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls arms you with a Hacking Gun and plunges you into the Monokuma-infested fray. Set after the events of...
News Monokuma's Back for Blood in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Later This Year
EU and US release dates set
Hear that maniacal cackling off in the distance? That's probably Monokuma - the psychotic black and white antagonist bear from the delightfully daft Danganronpa games. And, as per usual, he's packing plenty of despair, as he marches back onto the PS Vita later this year. The comically named Danganronpa Another Episode:...
News There's a Hunger For Japanese Visual Novels in the West, Says NIS America CEO
Danganronpa sales a success
According to CEO of NIS America, Takuro Yamashita, there's an appetite for Japanese visual novels here in the West. Talking with MCV, the company president praised the Danganronpa games for making "visual novels popular with Western gamers". If you're not in the know, the visual novel genre is generally made up of...
News Danganronpa 3 Is Bringing Despair Back to Our Lives at Some Point
Misfortune comes in threes
Good old Monokuma never lets us down. The psychotic black and white bear will be making a return at some point in the future, as writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed that Danganronpa 3 is in development. "It's still very early [in development] because the scenario isn't written yet," he told Polygon. Still, we're eagerly...
Interview We Cross-Examine Danganronpa's Producer in Lightning Fast Time
Interviews are something that we're trying to do more of here on Push Square. Hearing directly from the personalities behind our favourite games is always going to make for an interesting read, but unfortunately, we don't always get a lot of time. In this instance, we managed to pin down Danganronpa producer Yoshinori Terasawa just...
News Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Comes West this Fall
While the NIS America press event overnight didn't reveal a whole lot, it did announce that one of the most anticipated Japanese PlayStation Vita titles, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, is launching physically and digitally in North America and Europe this Fall. Occurring between the events of Danganronpa: Trigger...
News Danganronpa Was a Heck of a Lot Creepier Back in Its Beta State
Monokuma, what did they do to you?
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...
Review Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)
Anyone who played and enjoyed Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is likely to mention one of its greatest strengths when praising the game: its ability to make you think about and consider the title's events, even when you're not playing. Its narrative structure and cast of interesting personalities meant that you'd end up pondering...
News Visit the Beach with Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair's English Trailer
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havok raked in Game of the Month as it managed to leave the Push Square team in despair – a feeling which still hasn't subsided to this day. Just like an army of masochists, we will revisit the students of Hope's Peak Academy on a class trip to a tropical island as they try and overcome Monok
News Danganronpa Developer Doesn't Object to Third Instalment
Jury's still out on direction, though
You may be busy shooting down the lies of your peers in Hope’s Peak Academy right now, but the developer behind Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is currently considering a third entry in the murder mystery series. Yoshinori Terasawa, the producer behind upcoming PlayStation Vita spin-off Danganronpa: Another...