Back in June 2020, game developer/publisher Spike Chunsoft mentioned it will celebrate its 10th anniversary by releasing mobile versions of its Danganronpa games. In fact, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition will finally be released for iOS and Android devices next month. According to the Japanese Famitsu website, the game is set to publish on August 20, 2020, and will be priced for 1960 yen (about $18.13) on the App Store and Google Play. The game will also provide bonus content gallery (e.g. voice clips, concept art, sprite galleries, etc) with many mini-games to choose from. Though there is little information whether there is an international release with its Japanese counterpart, some gamers speculate there will be due to the initial global release of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair back in 2012.
2020 is the 10th anniversary of the #Danganronpa series, please look forward to everything we have in store!
Stick around after the video for a special message from series scenario writer Kazutaka Kodaka! pic.twitter.com/fukPl1r9xK
— Spike Chunsoft, Inc. (@SpikeChunsoft_e) June 23, 2020
For those who may be unaware of the series, Danganronpa is a high-speed detective action game. The story includes high school students who are forced to play a game and solve mysteries by the murderous stuffed bear, Monokuma. In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, high school students from the elite Hope’s Peak Academy visit the uninhabited Jabberwock Island for “a lovely school trip.” As they enjoy themselves on their vacation, the students face the stuffed antagonist Monokuma, in addition to his stuffed bear relative Monomi. Students from the Academy, therefore, will be forced to participate in another game and solve the island’s mysteries with murder as “the only means of escape” – stated on the game’s Steam website.
With the popularity of the original game, there is much to look forward to when Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair releases for mobile devices. If you are interested more about the game, check out the Famitsu website or Twitter page to read more details about the game. The original game is also available on Steam for Mac and Windows for a $19.99 purchase.