Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair confirmed for a deadly Western release

Mere days after voice actor Kyle Hebert practically revealed its localization, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is confirmed for release this fall in North America and Europe, announced NIS America at a press event on Thursday.

The premise is still the same as the previous game: high school students trapped by the insane robot bear Monokuma but only allowed to leave if he or she can murder another student and be found innocent in classroom court. Except this time around, the setting is on the sunnier side, taking place on a tropical island, and features an all new cast. The game was originally released in Japan for the PlayStation Portable as Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Academy in 2012, with a PlayStation Vita remake out last October.

NIS America plans to release the enhanced PlayStation Vita version of Danganronpa 2 both digitally on the PlayStation Store and physically at retail. Like the first game, both the Japanese and English dubbed audio tracks will be included. Check out screenshots in our Danganronpa 2 gallery.

The first entry, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, launched just this past Tuesday in North America and comes out today in Europe. Featuring a story inspired by Battle Royale and gameplay reminiscent of the Ace Attorney series, it achieved enough success for developer Spike Chunsoft to produce sequels, books, and last year’s anime adaptation (available streaming on Hulu and Funimation).

Read our glowing review of the addicting original game and stay posted to PSU for more on upcoming Japanese game releases.

via Gematsu