Spike Chunsoft has been teasing Danganronpa’s arrival on the PS Vita for a while, but the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has officially revealed a PS Vita port of the murder mystery series, titled Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload.
Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei is set in Kibogamine Academy, a school occupied by a group of incredibly talented super-students who each have a title such as “Super High School Level Baseball Player” or “SHSL Gambler”, the only exception being Makoto, an ordinary student who entered by winning a lottery.
However, the only way to graduate from this school is to kill someone without getting caught! As if that doesn’t sound bad enough, every time someone is killed, all students have to enter a trial where either the culprit gets caught and sentenced to death, or everyone else dies!
The second game, Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen, takes a similar premise, but sets it on a deserted island, and it sold over 69,000 copies in its first week.
Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload will feature high-resolution graphics for both PSP games and use the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad. In addition, there will be new dialogue for dating and socializing parts, the Island Mode from the second game will be renamed School Mode, and you will have the option to adjust the difficulty settings for mini-games in the School Trial Mode.
Along with the port being announced, the animation studio Lerche has revealed a preview of the ending theme of Danganronpa the Animation. The song, titled Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku (Despair: The Hero Remedy), is performed by Suzume, a composer famous for his Vocaloid songs, and Soraru, an artist known for singing cover songs on Nico Nico Douga. You can listen to a preview of their wild ending theme below:
Suzumu and Soraru’s ending single will be released on August 7, and a limited edition will include a DVD with the full music video.
In case you haven’t seen the trailer from Anime Contents Expo, you can watch it below and see all fifteen students accompanied by the games’ main theme composed by Masafumi Takada.
Danganronpa the Animation will start airing on July 4, while no date has been given for the PS Vita port yet. Whether you’re a fan of Danganronpa or you’ve never heard of it, you have a lot to look forward to.