NIS America has announced that it will be bringing Danganronpa spin-off Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls to PlayStation 4 not long after it ports the mainline games to the platform in summer of 2017.
The company is offering a collector’s edition of the game on its website, but those who bought the original game’s collector’s edition on PlayStation Vita should take note that the bundle is identical to the one seen on the handheld, with the exception of the PS4 version’s art book being hardcover.
Danganronpa Another Episode, which takes place between Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, is a third-person shooter based in the same world as the visual novels. However, despite its chronological place in the timeline, it does contain spoilers for both games and should be played after the two mainline games. While it expands upon the story of the series’ universe, it doesn’t feature the same murder mystery set up the visual novels became known for. The spin-off first came to Vita in 2014, and was localized the following year for a western audience.
While Another Episode is coming to PlayStation 4, there’s still no word on whether or not the game will come to Steam as both Danganronpa visual novels did earlier this year.
Players are cast in the role of Komaru Naegi, the sister of series protagonist Makoto Naegi, as she attempts to escape the dangers of Towa City, shooting through waves of Monokumas as she makes her way through the dystopian town.
For more on the third-person shooter, check out CGM’s review of the Vita version of the game.
Danganronpa Another Episode along with both Danganronpa visual novels makes up the series’ Hope’s Peak Academy arc, which came to a close with an animated series called Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy, which finished airing in September. The next game in the series, New Danganronpa V3, will begin a brand new story that focuses on a new cast and setting.