Just as the first game in the Danganronpa series, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc reaches our shores, NIS America has announced that the second title, Goodbye Despair will also be coming to European and American Vitas later this year. Originally released as “ Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubō Gakuen” in Japan for the PSP back in 2012, Danganronpa will feature the original PSP game updated for the PS Vita. Currently marked for an Autumn release, the Danganronpa 2 will feature similar ‘mystery adventure’ gameplay to its predecessor in a new locale on Jabberwock Island featuring the students from Hope’s Peak Academy and Monokuma. This announcement also comes just a day after the english localisation for the second game was accidentally revealed by one of the game’s voice actors via a post on twitter, which was quickly removed.

It’s good to see that NISA are bringing fans the next dose of school-based, courtyard drama so quickly after the release of the first title, which has been getting a good reception so far from its US release earlier this week. We will also be bringing you our impressions of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc very soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you’ve yet to decide about getting into this series.

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Here’s a trailer of the original japanese PSP release to look at in the meantime:

—– Original Press Release Below —–


Santa Ana, Calif. (February 13, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that Danganronpa™ 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to the highly popular mystery adventure game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, will be making its way to the PlayStation®Vita in North America and Europe this fall in both retail and digital form. As in the first game, players will take on the role of a high school student as they are thrust into a life-or-death situation, and must use their wits and teamwork to survive. Each student was chosen for a special ability they possess, making them the “ultimate” example of something. Characters in this title are also designed by Rui Komatsuzaki for a unique and darker take on the anime style.

For more information, please visit NISAmerica.com

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…

Key features:
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 minigames 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 and escape with your life!


Release date : Fall 2014 (US and EU)

Platform : PlayStation®Vita

Genre : Mystery Adventure

Player(s) : Single
Audio: Japanese/English
Publisher : NIS America, Inc.

Developer : Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

Contact : support@nisamerica.com

About NIS America
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do. As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.

NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, and Natsume’s Book of Friends.
NIS America, Inc. 4 Hutton Centre Dr. Suite 650 Santa Ana, CA 92707 714-540-1122