Spike Chunsoft has announced the Danganronpa series tops 5 million shipments, alongside new details for Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp.
While the Danganronpa series tops 5 million shipments, the developer shared new information for summer 2021-announced Danganronpa Decadence bonus game Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, sharing the first details on its story, mechanics, and more.
Here’s the new info:
The Ultimate Students from Hope’s Peak Academy are ready to graduate—but before they do, the culmination of three years of academy life begins with the 50-day Talent Development Camp. Let’s see how their adventure unfolds in the prologue to Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp.
Komaru Naegi arrives at Hope’s Peak Academy after receiving an invitation from the Talent Development Camp. It turns out that some family members of the participants, as well as students from the elementary school affiliated with Hope’s Peak Academy are also attending the camp. Horrifying events like those that occurred in the mainline Danganronpa series won’t happen here, but for the most part, the story retains the relationships between characters. The characters from Ultra Despair Girls seem to have met each other while Komaru was on a field trip to Towa City.
The stage of the talent development camp is, of all places, the Neo World Program. This virtual world feels just like reality. Once someone enters a capsule connected to a computer, they’ll find themselves on the eternal summer shores of Jabberwock Island. During the camp, the cutting-edge equipment secretly built beneath the academy provides feedback to the user’s actual body as they exercise and eat.
The Monokubs are back to support the campers. By using their Monokub Wands, Monokubs can create virtually anything the camp needs. However, Monokuma has decided the camp should be taken seriously, and by stealing a wand, transforms Jabberwock Island into a dangerous place full of feral Monobeasts. To complete the development camp and return to the real world, participants must battle Monobeasts, hone their talents, and obtain their respective Hope Shards.
Gather Hope Shards to Progress through the Story
The main story advances each time you complete development for 10 characters. It seems the Monokubs supporting the students and the Monokub Wand are key to the storyline…
Monokid spends his days swamped with his job at the Beach House. But the (self-proclaimed) messenger from hell can’t stand this life anymore and finally erupts. With the power of a Monokub Wand, he creates the Hell Battle Ring, and attacks the campers.
Battle with Monokid. Form a party with your developed characters and face off with enemies just like in the Tower of Despair.
Monokubs and Development
The Monokubs are here to support the campers. During the development boardgame, Monokubs will appear at the end of a turn to help you.
Monotaro finds exceptionally valuable cards for you, but he forgets which one is which so he will give you one of his cards at random.
Monokid will sometimes appear and offer you the chance to go straight to your destination, a great bonus in a boardgame where your turns are limited.
Power Up with Hype Cards
In addition to unlocking characters via character cards, the school store’s three MonoMono Machines dispense Hype Cards and presents. Hype Cards further enhance your character’s abilities and increase their maximum growth capacity. There are nine varieties of Hype Cards for each character. Once a Hype Card is drawn for any character, it will come into effect regardless of the character rarity or game mode they are used in (boardgame or Tower of Despair).
Hype Cards feature a multitude of illustrations taken from the extensive catalog of Danganronpa merchandise. Fans will be able to enjoy the lavish designs once limited to licensed merchandise.
Most Hype Cards feature battle-related effects such as “Break Attribute Cap”, or “Attack Damage +10%”, and many others that will be useful in both the boardgame and Tower of Despair. You can check the status and art of your Hype Card collection via the character selection screen.
Start Your Development with a Present
Along with Hype Cards and Character Cards, the MonoMono Machines also dispense presents that will help you in the boardgame. Presents have effects such as “Increase Card Inventory Size”, “40% Discount at Shops”, and more. You can start a session with up to two presents. Presents are consumed once used, so try to apply them effectively.
Presents include mainline Danganronpa items such as the Replica Sword or the Hell Hound Earring.
There are nine types of cards for each of the over 60 playable characters, creating a total of over 500 cards in all. Here are just some of the exciting cards, along with their licensees.
Participating Illustrators include: ponizuka/8ent., Bandai Mayo, Sameyama Jiro, Eku Uekura, Yuupon, CHAN×CO, and Kingin.
More about the School Store
Players can obtain all content such as characters, character upgrade cards, and items just by collecting and spending in-game coins. For example, if a player wants a specific character card, they can gather Monocoins and use them on the MonoMono Machines for a chance to win that card. Players can rest assured that they will not receive duplicate Character cards and Hype cards from machines. In addition to this, players cannot exchange real-world money for in-game Monocoins.
Let’s say a player really wants a swimsuit Nagito card, but doesn’t have a lot of time to play. They could visit the Nintendo eShop and purchase a “1 card” DLC. Using this DLC allows them to get the rare Nagito card without leaving it to luck. Here’s how it works: at the School Store, there will be an option to visit the Nintendo eShop to purchase a DLC. This DLC will allow the player to select any prize the player wishes from any machine, effectively removing the random chance element.
The prices of the DLCs are listed below:
1 card = $0.99
3 cards = $1.99
5 cards = $2.99
3 cards (can only buy this once) = $0.99
Danganronpa Series Tops 5 million Shipments
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. is also excited to announce that as of the end of September 2021, cumulative shipments of the four games in the Danganronpa series (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony) have now surpassed over 5 million units worldwide.
The company also announced that download sales of the PC versions of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair have each exceeded one million units.
Since the original release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for PlayStation®Portable (PSP) on November 25, 2010, in Japan, three main titles and one spin-off title have been released for various platforms including PS4, PS Vita, and smartphones. With a high percentage of players from overseas, PC versions of the games have sold approximately 3 million units. The Danganronpa series has spawned TV anime, manga, novels, live stage productions, popular merchandise, and various collaboration events.
Along with other plans, the company is commemorating the franchise’s 10th anniversary with the upcoming release of Danganronpa Decadence for Nintendo Switch. Spike Chunsoft looks forward to further expanding the Danganronpa franchise with games in various genres and more
Danganronpa 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Class Reunion
Take a look back across ten years of Danganronpa history, and enjoy musical performances when Spike Chunsoft hosts the “Danganronpa 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Class Reunion”. This 90-minute special will be live-streamed from the Tokorozawa Sakura Town Japan Pavilion in Saitama, Japan.
Guests scheduled to appear* include Japanese voice actors, Megumi Ogata (Makoto Naegi and Nagito Komaeda), Kikuko Inoue (Kirumi Tojo), Megumi Toyoguchi (Junko Enoshima), Masaya Matsukaze (Yasuhiro Hagakure), Music Directors Masafumi Takada and Jun Fukuda, and others.
There will be two performances of this live event.
- Day Performance – Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 3:00 pm JST (Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:00 pm PST)
- Night Performance – Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 6:30 pm JST (Saturday, November 27, 2021, 1:30 am PST)
For information on purchasing tickets to view the online live-stream outside of Japan:
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. official event page: https://www.spike-chunsoft.com/news/danganronpa-10th-anniversary-event/
Video on Demand – available from November 27, 7:00 pm PST to December 5, 6:59 am PST.
Danganronpa Decadence is launching for Nintendo Switch on November 4th in Japan and on December 3rd in both North America and Europe.