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Spike Chunsoft Hiring Staff for New Danganronpa Work, Mentions PS4 and PS Vita

Japanese developer Spike Chunsoft is primarily known for their Danganronpa series, and while they currently don’t have a new franchise game officially confirmed, they’re hiring for new work related to the series.

The news comes via new job listings, where they’re looking to hire a new 3D designer, a new character designer, and a new game programmer.

The job listing specifically mentions work on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and that they’ll be working on an action game, and that they will be mainly involved with Danganronpa. Sounds like they’re ramping up development, doesn’t it?

The latest game in the series to be released worldwide is Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmonywhich is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The series is typically focused on its adventure-thriller style it’s most famous for, however it has seen 3D-action spinoffs like Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls.

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19 comments
  1. Vex
    Vex
    November 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Slap your fans in the face with the ending of v3 and then make more.

  2. Mechonis
    Mechonis
    November 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Let it die

  3. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    November 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Enoshima is best girl.

  4. Jack
    Jack
    November 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    If it does turn out to be UDG2, hopefully it isn’t as clunky as the first one.

  5. Ca-psule
    Ca-psule
    November 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Only babies consider the ending a slap in the face

  6. Yuno Gasai
    Yuno Gasai
    November 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I actually really liked it.

  7. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    November 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    How so? Spoil it for me!

  8. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I doubt we would see anything for the Vita but I think we all know what it will be.

  9. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    November 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    After all the twists and turns, government conspiracies, the cult-like worship of despair itself, the surviving students forming a freedom-fighter style group to rebuild their broken world and truely live up to their titles as the hope for humanities’ future
    last chanceevery DanganRonpa game is a reality TV show (presumably in a dystopian world or country). Contentants willingly apply since they hate their lives, humanity, or were kidnapped. They then have their memories re-written to the point they can have new memories, personalities, and even talents- Super HighSchool whatever. Every contestant is basically tailored for the audience and their original personalities could have been very different. The mastermind of that game makes thin analogies at the end between how the audience/player is the real mastermind behind all Dangan Ronpa seasons/games since they support it and keep wanting to see murder. I can understand the anger some people have had to the ending. All the investment they put into the characters and world- and it’s all
    fake. Twists like that are fine if there’s a hint or two, but otherwise
    it’s “punishing people for being invested”.
    While I think this matches the tone of the series brilliantly (and maybe the twist was deliberately of that nature to induce “despair”, or a twisted joke), I can see why people didn’t like it. Some of the localization people weren’t happy about either- so that probably doesn’t help.

  10. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    November 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Yea I can see that causing some problems with fans.

  11. TT
    TT
    November 17, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I spoiled the ending for myself when it released in Japan, and without getting into it too much, it’s a very conflicting and frustrating ending, yet at the same time it feels like that’s the intent and it’s oddly fitting. I just wish it was a bit more subtle.

  12. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    November 17, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I heard Vita. Someone say Vita? I’m here for the Vita.

    Danganronpa is cool as well.

  13. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    November 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Wow fuck, I missed that. Makes sense that it would be a spin-off game though, and not a mainline given V3’s ending.

  14. Klarktastic
    Klarktastic
    November 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I loved it

  15. THE 42 YEAR OLD LOLI
    THE 42 YEAR OLD LOLI
    November 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    You spelled Akane wrong.

  16. wh1teend
    wh1teend
    February 14, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    please please please danganronpa v4