Merely two days after the Western debut of the original DanganRonpa in North America and a day before its European launch, NIS America has confirmed that DanganRonpa 2 is coming to the West as well. The sequel will be known as DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair in the West, and it will be coming in both retail and digital options.
In DanganRonpa 2, players will fill the shoes of a high school student who is once again thrown into a killing game that is helmed by Monokuma. The story begins when your attractive teacher takes the class on a school trip to the deserted Jabberwock Island. The island used to be a popular tourist attraction, but it has since been abandoned – providing the perfect playground for Monokuma.
Check out the official story synopsis and features below:
Jabberwock Island – once a popular tourist destination, this now uninhabited island remains oddly pristine. You and your classmates at the elite Hope’s Peak Academy have been brought to this island by your super-cute teacher for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” Everyone seems to be having fun in the sun…until Monokuma returns to restart his murderous game! Trapped on this island of mutual killing, your only hope of escape rests in solving the island’s mysteries. But be warned—sometimes the truth can be its own despair…
- Deadly Island Vibes: Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!
- Tribal Council: You’ll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they’ll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument!
- Survival of the Keenest: Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates’ arguments and determine who’s really telling the truth. Once you’ve got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing- and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life!
DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair is set for release sometime this Fall, and it will come with both English and Japanese audio options.