I converted this thread according to Yusuke's format, only for the latest game. I kept the old game data below that. I figured to make the discussion thread broad since we don't have a lot of Danganronpa folks.
Besides that, most discussions will either be in spoiler tags (for gameplay) or news articles (reporting anything relating to the franchise).
There is a video introducing the new voice of Monokuma, TARAKO.
Her first voice appearance is scheduled in the upcoming stage play adaptation in June, then she will also join the upcoming two new TV anime series and the PS4/PS Vita game New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shingakki.
The character's original VA Nobuyo Ohyama, who was most recognized as the voice of Doraemon in the Doraemon anime series and is now 82 years old, has been reportedly suffering dementia in recent years and is practically retired from voice acting.
The upcoming anime series will be split into two parts: "Mirai Hen" (Future Chapter) and "Zetsubō Hen" (Despair Chapter). "Mirai Hen" will air in July, while "Zetsubō Hen" will air sometime after. "Mirai Hen" will focus on the characters from the first game installment, while the "Zetsubō Hen" will tell the story of the characters of the Super Danganronpa 2 game. The anime will illustrate what happened to the characters before the events of the game.
The television anime series will be the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story.
Yōko Hikasa will play Kyōko Kirigiri in "Mirai Hen," Yoshimasa Hosoya will play Kazuichi Sōda in "Zetsubō Hen," and Megumi Ogata will play both Makoto Naegi in "Mirai Hen" and Nagito Komaeda in "Zetsubō Hen."
Got word that there will be an anime bundled with the new game
New Danganronpa V3 Game to Bundle Original Anime on January 12
This week's issue of Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine is reporting on Thursday that Spike Chunsoft will ship its New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki (New Danganronpa V3: Everyone's New Semester of Killing) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game on January 12. A limited edition will be available on that day with the brand-new original anime Super Danganronpa 2.5 Kamaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaisha (Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World) on Blu-ray. Nagito Komaeda is a character from the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game who also appeared in the stage play of the game, the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc anime, and the Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls game.
New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki's limited edition will also include the New Danganronpa V3 Saishū Academy Transcript, a Danganronpa Calendar 2017, a New Monokuma strap, a soundtrack and cast comment CD, and a card with a code to download an original custom theme.
The regular PS Vita edition will cost 6,400 yen (about US$64), while the limited PS Vita edition will cost 12,400 yen (US$124). The regular PlayStation 4 edition will cost 7,400 yen (US$74), while the limited PlayStation 4 edition will cost 13,400 yen (US$134).
Danganronpa 1 • 2 Reload (a port) is coming to PS4 for North America and Europe in early 2017
Two Mystery Adventures in One! –For the first time ever, experience two of the greatest visual novel adventures in one package for the PlayStation®4!
Monokuma’sHis Name, Murder’s His Game –Challenge your wits and discover a tale full of deadly twists and turns with one of the most memorable and iconic villains in gaming—Monokuma.
Hope and Despair –You’ll find yourself gripping the edge of your seat as you experience a world packed with crazy characters, mysterious murders, clever clues, and games of logic all culminating in life-or-death decisions in the ultimate game of hope and despair.
Spike Chunsoft released Cyber Danganronpa VR Gakkyū Saiban (Class Trial) for PlayStation 4 on Thursday to coincide with the release of the PlayStation VR headset. Users with a Japanese PlayStation Plus account can download the demo in Japanese and users with a Hong Kong PlayStation Plus account can download the demo in English, Chinese, and Japanese. The demo is free.
In the virtual reality demo, players take part in a class trial similar to those in the original Danganronpa games. Players use "truth bullets" to counter arguments from their classmates. Sony previously included the software at demonstration events for the PlayStation VR.
We got a list of characters revealed for the 3rd installment:
Sayaka Kanda as Kaede Akamatsu, the super high-school-level pianist Hikaru Midorikawa as Rantarō Amami, the super high-school-level ??? Haruka Ishida as Miu Iruma, the super high-school-level inventor Hiro Shimono as Kokichi Ōma, the super high-school-level President Tetsuya Kakihara as Kiibo, the super high-school-level Robot Shunsuke Takeuchi as Gonta Gokuhara, the super high-school-level insect expert Megumi Hayashibara as Shūichi Saihara, the super high-school-level detective Mikako Komatsu as Tsumugi Shirogane, the super high-school-level cosplayer Kenichi Suzumura as Korekiyo Shingūji, the super high-school-level folklorist Sora Tokui as Tenko Chabashira, the super high-school-level aikido martial artist Kikuko Inoue as Kirumi Tōjō, the super high-school-level maid Maaya Sakamoto as Maki Harukawa, the super high-school-level day-care worker Akio Ohtsuka as Ryōma Hoshi, the super high-school-level tennis player Ryohei Kimura as Kaito Momota, the super high-school-level astronaut Aimi Tanaka as Himiko Yumeno, the super high-school-level magician Minori Suzuki as Angie Yonaga, the super high-school-level art club member TARAKO as Monokuma, the Saishū Academy principal Kouichi Yamadera as the Monokumas Monodamu, Monosuke, Monotarō, Monofanii, and Monokiddo
Let's see any new updates.
Oh yes, the game will be ship on Jan. 12, 2017. There is a special edition. I quote that for you guys and gals:
A limited edition will be available on that day with the brand-new original anime Super Danganronpa 2.5 Kamaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaisha (Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World) on Blu-ray. New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki's limited edition will also include the New Danganronpa V3 Saishū Academy Transcript, a Danganronpa Calendar 2017, a New Monokuma strap, a soundtrack and cast comment CD, and a card with a code to download an original custom theme.
And we have plot:
The game is set in an academy fenced in by a massive cage. While New Danganronpa V3 will inherit the mascot character Monokuma and the basic system from previous games, it will not take place at Hope's Peak Academy and will not feature any other returning characters.
Sayaka Kanda as Kaede Akamatsu, the super high-school-level pianist Hikaru Midorikawa as Rantarō Amami, the super high-school-level ??? Haruka Ishida as Miu Iruma, the super high-school-level inventor Hiro Shimono as Kokichi Ōma, the super high-school-level President Kouichi Yamadera as the Monokumas Monotarō and Monokiddo
Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls, a PS Vita game, is heading for PS4
Did you get a chance to dig into Danganronpa's portable Monokuma-blasting spinoff Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls when it originally hit PS Vita? Whether you're new to the series or just looking to experience its wild story once more, NIS America announced plans to bring Another Episode to PlayStation 4 in the west early next year.
Danganronpa Another Episode may be a wild departure as far as gameplay is concerned, but the comedically dark narrative connects the events of the first two main games, Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. The PS4 port is currently planned for a summer 2017 launch in North America and Europe.
There's also a $54.99 limited edition on the NISA Online Store that includes the following:
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls was just announced for PlayStation 4, but it looks like PC players won't get left out in the cold this time around. The game is also making its way to PC via Steam in summer 2017, as announced by NIS America.
So if you were nervous about having to make a console purchase to finally play the previous PS Vita-only title, rejoice and take to your gaming PC!
From the official press release:
Komaru Naegi, little sister to Makoto Naegi, has been imprisoned inside a mysterious apartment for over a year. One day, she is rescued by Byakuya Togami of Future Foundation, but the rescue is derailed by a sudden attack of hundreds of Monokumas. Komaru soon discovers that the city has been taken over by a group of children calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. Their leader, Monaca, declares that the city will be the site of a “children’s paradise,” and to accomplish this, all the adults will be exterminated. Komaru teams up with Toko Fukawa to try to survive the rampaging Monokumas, escape the crafty Monokuma Kids, and uncover the secrets of the city.
Third Person Shooter Action Sequences: Use Future Foundation’s Hacking Gun to have a fighting chance against the hordes of Monokumasas you traverse Towa City.
Riddles and Puzzles: The MonokumaKids will challenge more than just your trigger finger; you’ll need your smarts to survive as well. There’s a lot to discover in the city, with a number of familiar faces and mysteries to unravel!
Tons of Different Types of Ammo: Tackle challenges with multiple kinds of Truth Bullets, such as Paralyze and Link. Upgrade your firepower with special Bling Bullet modifiers.
Steam Features: Supports Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud with plans to add Steam Trading Cards.
Tetsuya Kakihara as Kiibo, the super high-school-level Robot Shunsuke Takeuchi as Gonta Gokuhara, the super high-school-level insect expert Megumi Hayashibara as Shūichi Saihara, the super high-school-level detective Mikako Komatsu as Tsumugi Shirogane, the super high-school-level cosplayer Kouichi Yamadera as the Monokuma Monosuke