Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was a game that came out a few years ago in Japan, which quickly rose in popularity, especially over here in the US. Now, after working full speed to get the game to the masses, the sequel, Super Danganronpa 2, has come out today!
Danganronpa was a game about a bunch of teenagers stuck in a school, where the only way to escape was to kill one of your fellow classmates — and get away with it, after a rigorous investigation and trial. It sounds like a very superficial game — but, by the end, it turns into a massive war between hope and despair, one that leaves a strange, tingling sensation in your heart.
Personally, I liked the second game better than the first one. The characters are a lot better, the plot is a lot more interesting, and everything is just a much better. The writers really appear to have learned from the first game and enhanced it, creating a game that is easily one of my favorites.
About the game:
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 mini games 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!
Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair comes out today, Tuesday, September 2nd in the US, and September 5th in the UK.