- Released on: 26/09/2017
PS4, PlayStation Vita
- PlayStation 4
In the world of Danganronpa, death is less like a fact of life, and closer to a faithful hound that fetches your slippers at the worst possible opportunity. Now that the dramatic Hopes Peak Academy saga has come to a dramatic conclusion, it is the turn of an all new story arc to begin with Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony for the PS4 and PS Vita. Rest assured that everyone’s favourite homicidal teddy bear has returned once again, and to add some extra menace, he has also brought his cubs along for the ride.
Once again, sixteen ultimate high school students have been kidnapped by the morally bereft Monokuma, and have been placed into a killing game for reasons unknown. Led by the hope filled piano enthusiast Kaede Akamatsu, the new group must try to escape the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles before one of their own attempts to commit the perfect murder to “graduate” from the academy. The story of Danganronpa V3 sticks rigidly to the template set by older entries, although it does avert the expectations by causing some major shocks early in the narrative. It doesn’t seem as finely tuned as Trigger Happy Havoc or Goodbye Despair, but rest assured that the pink blood death scenes are just as brutal, sometimes bordering on utterly barbaric.