Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is Coming West

Danganronpa: Another Episode came out in Japan last September, and we hadn’t had even a peep regarding a Western release until today.

NIS America has confirmed the wonderful news: they’re localizing the game for Western audiences. The title will be localized as Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and will be coming some time this fall.

You can watch the first English trailer for the game above, and have see screenshots and box art below.

Further details, like a specific release date, haven’t been announced. We’ll keep you updated.

Here’s the full press blurb for the game:


Komaru Naegi, little sister to Makoto Naegi, has been imprisoned inside a mysterious apartment for over a year. One day, she is rescued by Byakuya Togami of Future Foundation, but the rescue is derailed by a sudden attack of hundreds of Monokumas. Komaru soon discovers that the city has been taken over by a group of children calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. Their leader, Monaca, declares that the city will be the site of a Children’s Paradise, and to accomplish this, all the adults will be exterminated. Komaru teams up with Toko Fukawa to try to survive the rampaging Monokumas, escape the crafty Monokuma Kids, and uncover the secrets of the city.

Key Features

Third Person Shooter Action Sequences: Use Future Foundation’s Hacking Gun to have a fighting chance against the hordes of Monokumas as you traverse Towa City.

Tons of Different Types of Ammo: Tackle challenges with multiple kinds of Truth Bullets, such as Paralyze and Link. Upgrade your firepower with special Bling Bullet modifiers.

Riddles and Puzzles: The Monokuma Kids will challenge more than just your trigger finger; you’ll need your smarts to survive as well. There’s a lot to discover in the city, with a number of familiar faces and mysteries to unravel!

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  1. landlock
    February 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Fantastic. I haven’t got around to playing Danganronpa 2 still yet but I’m happy all the same.

  2. MangaMan
    February 19, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    DR: Another Episode is kind of like in-between the events of Danganronpa 1 and Danganronpa 2

    Might want to be careful about that overall.

  3. Dammage
    February 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Damn well better be a Great Edo Blacksmith as well

  4. CDan
    February 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Now to hope for the best. At least, this didn’t come with a butchering NOTE like CGirls or MSouls Z

  5. Domhnall
    February 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    “NIS America has confirmed the wonderful news…”
    The only wonderful news I want to hear from NISA is that they’re insolvent, shutting down, and all major translators and higher-ups are barred from ever taking positions in any localization company from now until the heat death of the universe. In fact, I don’t think anything else from NISA could possibly qualify as “wonderful news.”

  6. sanic
    February 20, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Sweet now we have all 3.

  7. Beau Wilkinson
    Beau Wilkinson
    February 20, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Is this being dubbed? Those Monokumas didn’t have the same ring to them

  8. Nonscpo
    February 20, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Oh yeah I almost forgot about that one, guess maybe there next announcement?

  9. Nonscpo
    February 20, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Come on can we spare NISA all the hate at least today? This actually is a really nice anouncement =3

  10. Nonscpo
    February 20, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Yes its coming =3

  11. Domhnall
    February 20, 2015 at 12:40 am

    For you, I shall downgrade my rant to an ambivalent, defeated sigh. But that is the most my twisted and blackened heart can manage.

  12. Nonscpo
    February 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Thank You =D

  13. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    February 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I’m sick of reading comments like this in every thread involving NIS America. Reasonable complaints are one thing, but the mindless, slavering hatred some of you have for this company is getting old.

  14. DynastyStar
    February 20, 2015 at 12:57 am

    been noticing alot of fluff coming into my youtube subbox from NicheGamer today :/

  15. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    February 20, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Will it be cencor

  16. Random45
    February 20, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Third person shooter? Danganronpa? What?

    So this isn’t another game where sixteen kids murder each other? I’m admittedly a little bummed out by that. Also that title, Ultra Despair Girls? I don’t like the name very much.

  17. Phelan
    February 20, 2015 at 3:43 am

    From what I heard it is also coming to Europe with retail (not sure) but yeah… pretty much this means “DAY 1”

  18. forweg
    February 20, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Fantastic news.

    Really wish Toko wasn’t one of the main characters though. She was just the same stupid running joke over and over again in DR1. Yeah, it was funny the first couple times. It started getting *really* old around the middle of chapter 3.

    Basically the same as Hifumi, another one-dimensional joke character.

  19. bf313
    February 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Love the series but not as interested in this type of game. Happy that it’s being brought over regardless, on another note I would love to see Edo Blacksmith brought over by NISA.

  20. Thanatos2k
    February 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Woo, hot damn.

  21. Thanatos2k
    February 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    It’s a spin off game, not like the others.

  22. Aeder
    February 22, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    She gets a lot of character development in this game though.