Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload Announced For PlayStation Vita [Update]

By Sato . June 18, 2013 . 8:00pm


Earlier today, we reported a rumor regarding a possible new Danganronpa game after a leak from a video game magazine teased characters from the PSP titles.


It turns out that Danganronpa is indeed coming to the PlayStation Vita, but not as a new game. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reveals that Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload is in development for the device.


That’s Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair along with the sequel, Super Danganronpa 2: Farewell Despair Academy.


We’re still waiting on more details, but as for now we know that the Island Mode that was in Super Danganronpa 2 is now called School Mode and that Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair will be getting a higher resolution treatment for the PlayStation Vita.


Update: Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload will also utilize the PlayStation Vita’s touch screen and rear multi-touch pad. The difficulty of the Class Trials have also been adjusted to be easier than it was previously. The scripts for the dating parts have also been rewritten.


Additionally, a demo version for the first part, Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair will also be released in the near future.

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  • I am actually happy for this. Maybe they’ll actually give it a chance over here.

  • Margaret Chan

    I wish I could get this in the West. :(

    • Before I saw this news, I tweeted Aksys earlier today asking about interest in localizing adventure titles like this, oh and Steins;Gate…gotta do my namesake proud, ah and Time Travelers. Maybe I should tweet Shahid too, hmm.

      • Margaret Chan

        I was thinking of Shahid when I saw this. Visual novels on the Vita would be great in the west. I’d love Aksys to take this and run too

        • Totally agreed, I saw you on Twitter and realize you and I think a lot alike, thus one extra follower for you xD

  • sherimae1324

    now is your chance to come here to west, monobear!!!!!

    • psycho_bandaid

      We should prepare bait. Come West, monobear, we have snacks! What do monobears eat?

      • TheExile285


        • DyLaN

          SPOILER FOR BOTH GAME Mondobutter with pancakes or Fried Teruteru?

    • Nicholas Yee

      Danganronpa the 1st have already been translated :) Now they’re just incorporating it to the psp game, so yeah :D

    • Göran Isacson

      On the one hand, I would like to play the games.

      On the other hand I don’t ever ever NEVER want to give Monobear any encouragement. He frightens me.

  • brian


  • alixraen

    Can anyone tell me if this is a good game? I’m intrigued by the mystery aspect, but a bit turned off by the thought of numerous grisly murders.

    • I think the grisly murders are sorta minimized by the whole pink blood thing, myself. And the other killings, like the executions… While gruesome to think about, are visually amazing to see in a lot of cases.

      It’s more like an action-focused Phoenix Wright, so think of it like that if you want an idea on whether it’s good or not. I enjoyed the mysteries as they unfolded during the first LP.

  • fool

    bring it hurrrrrrr

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Very naaz

  • HOLY….sssshhh no words, only happiness now (and dreams of localization, come on Aksys).

  • Luis Camargo


  • Duc PC-QB

    Aksys where are you nnoooowww ?

  • vileBrenman

    Well i feel bad for the fan translation project If this Gets localized. But then again i would be so happy this came to vita

  • Lemon

    Awww no sequel? Well, a Vita port with enhanced graphics still sounds good. Since it’s both games in one, who knows, it just might get localized. Especially since the anime is also coming out very soon, which I’m sure will give it more attention, too.

    • The first sequel has only been out for about a year. It’s best they don’t rush it, in my opinion.

  • revenent hell

    Uhm……. Can someone localize this please?
    Otherwise I humbly request English thrown in it for like fun and all……..

  • Kevadu

    I’ll buy it.

  • gamefreak86

    Localize?? So down.

  • Detrimont

    Hopefully the anime will increase popularity in english speaking countries so it gets localized

    • …Is it strange that I can’t help but feel that if this gets localized, it probably means we won’t be getting the anime (and vice versa)?

      • DyLaN

        I think the most probable events is tht we might be getting the anime 1st.

  • Lumi

    I thought Class Trials was easy enough in DGRP1… Haven’t played 2 yet.

  • Holy CRAP. This had BETTER come Stateside, dammit.

    Make it happen, Aksys!

  • ZekeFreek

    Okay, you got me. What is this?

  • There’s an english patch in the final testing phase for the first game right now, so I guess that works if this never gets localized!

  • yo1234

    Someone mentioned an anime raising the chances of this game coming here. But thats not the case. There are a lot of animes that get games yet they don’t come to western countries. The way i see it, if sao infinity moment and the fairy tail games (both very popular animes whether they be overrated or not) didn’t come over, i don’t see this coming over either. well i at least don’t see the anime being a key factor unless it’s uber popular.

  • SHSL Big Bro


  • Aksys!! And this game have dating elements?

    • DyLaN

      Dunno abt dating, but it does have a Social Link system.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Please reload in my pants….
    That were my Vita is

  • …dating parts? wha? i never saw a part like that o-o

    • DyLaN

      I think its in SDR2. Or it means the Free Time events.

  • pridesin

    Please be localized to the U.S.

  • ChiffonCake

    Oh man, this is great. I hope it gets localized too. DR’s fanbase over here has been increasing, and the anime will probably help with that as well.

  • redhood56

    I think I can sum up about 80% of the comments on here: AAAAAKKKKKKSSSSSSSYYYYYYSSSSS :)

  • DyLaN

    For those of you who are curious, here the preview for the ED of the anime. There also the design for young Kirigiri in the upcoming prequel LN “Danganronpa: Kirigiri” written by Takekuni Kitauyama.

    Hope the jump on Vita means it might have a chance to get localized.

  • Junko Enoshima


    But….I need a Vita.

  • Mirai

    It would be nice if they added content from the dangan ronpa zero novel.

  • Göran Isacson

    I am totally down with this collection… especially if it can come to the West. Unlikely as it may be.

  • imaguni

    Wow, so much hope and despair in one announcement, very fitting.

  • Aristides

    Awesome, we might get to see this series come to the west after all :P

  • DyLaN
  • Solomon_Kano

    So Vita version + anime? Localization imminent.

  • Karabuki

    the question of why should they remaster this when the psp games were relatively new may be proof of their intention to spark interest worldwide

  • Adam ‘Duffles’ Duffield

    Okay this NEEDS a english release
    People actually know it exsists this time around, plus witht he vita region free I could import it!

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    I’m usually not one to post comments asking for localizations, but HOLY CRAP SOMEONE JUMP ON THIS PLEASE *coughaksyscoughgaggaspblarg*

  • izanagi

    i am sorry i am not familiar with this series but it does look interesting

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