Murder mystery  thriller Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has finally been given a confirmed release date for next year, giving Vita owners ample time to start counting down the days until the new title from NIS America. Launching in Europe on February 14th and America February 14th 2014, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is the localised version of the first Danganronpa game for PSP, revitalised for the Playstation Vita. Along with the release date announcement, NISA has also begun taking pre-orders for the alos-just-announced Limited Edition, featuring a physical copy of the game, a soft cover art book, the game soundtrack on CD, wrapped in a stylish collectors box for storage.



The limited edition version is currently exclusive to NIS America’s online store only for the North American version of the game. Since the PS Vita is region free, gamers worldwide can still order the set and be able to play it on their native region’s console.

Via NIS America Store

— Original press release below —


Santa Ana, Calif. (November 12, 2013) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the highly popular mystery adventure game, Danganronpa™: Trigger Happy Havoc, will be making its way to the PlayStation®Vita in both North America and Europe in February 2014 in both retail and digital form. The game is a revised and revamped edition of the first Danganronpa that was originally released on the PlayStation®Portable in Japan in 2010. You’ll take on the role of Makoto Naegi, a desperately average teenager who somehow finds himself accepted into Hope’s Peak Academy, a prestigious high school normally reserved for the nation’s most “ultimate” students. But when he arrives, he and the other students soon find themselves trapped in a battle for survival against a twisted mastermind who has taken them all prisoner. You’ll have to unmask the villain and uncover the secret of the school…or die trying!

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About the game:
Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to
you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth…

Key features:
Daily Life, Deadly Life: Trapped in a school-turned-prison, students are murdering each other one by one. You’ll have to investigate each incident, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to try and get to the bottom of each brutal case!
Mock Trial: The nefarious Monokuma serves as judge, jury, and executioner as you engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects, dissecting their statements and firing their words back at them to expose their lies!
Popularity Contest: Sway classmates to your side in each investigation, squeezing information from them to figure out who did it. And when you do, turn up the heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to uncover the truth and save your skin!