Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Says Hello On September 2

By Spencer . June 4, 2014 . 4:02pm

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NIS America will release Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, on September 2 in North America. Europe will get the PlayStation Vita game on September 5.

 

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has a new cast of characters designed by Rui Komatsuzaki and instead of a school its set on Jabberwock Island. You’re trapped here with classmates from Hope’s Peak Academy and the machinating Monokuma who has another game of murder for you to play. Just like the first game, Danganronpa 2 has players search for clues and point out contradictions to reveal the truth.

 

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  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    For some reason, I thought this was already confirmed for it’s release date…?? Ah well.

    Waiting for the limited edition announcement to come around. Really want that.

    • Slickyslacker

      inb4 NIS Store only

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Well I expected that.

        I’m wondering when they’ll /announce/ it.

      • Ereek

        Was anyone expecting otherwise?

        • Trinity

          Nope. Although it took two weeks for me to get the one for the first game…

          …I’ll still get it

    • MSJ

      It’s already up for preorder. Just go to NIS store and it’ll be the first item you see on the left.

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Yeah, if you notice, my post here was before they put up the pre-order listing. XD I was alerted to it last night elsewhere on this post, and then NISA put up the notice about it too. Already pre-ordered!

        • MSJ

          XD now I feel kinda dumb for not noticing that…never hurts to be sure I guess. good on you preordering it too, the first game’s limited edition sold out pretty fast if I remember correctly.

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Yeah, I got lucky ordering the first game’s limited edition when I did, since I hadn’t seen any announcement for it! Cause the next time I had checked a couple weeks later, boom, completely gone. Which is good! I want these to sell out.

  • Junko Enoshima

    “Ultimate Breeder”?

    Why…just why..???

    • ZnTxn

      Because he’s a stud. :V

      • Jonah Paley

        ^truth

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      I think it really depends on a person’s term for breeding.

      Like if you remember from the Pokemon anime, for instance, breeding more specifically means the raising and caring, not the actual reproducing part– especially in the early parts when egg laying wasn’t even known about yet.

      • God

        Yeah but that’s only in the anime.

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          Yeah, but I’m just saying, it’s the term that came to my mind first. It might not be the same for others, but hey.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Do they even say the word “breeding”?

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          From what I remember? Yes, they have used the term breeding in terms of raising.

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    • Daioh

      When I 1st saw him I though he was the “Super Duper Chuunibyou”. So imagine my shock that he’s actually a breeder. O_O

    • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

      Animal Breeder

  • urbanscholar

    Ultimate cook? That would be my bff. No more ramen noodle nights Amirite?

    • Slickyslacker

      He’s actually a really annoying character, unfortunately.

      • urbanscholar

        Thin line on spoilers but ok

  • Jonah Paley

    Gundam (no wait, sorry, he’s Gundham now) is the Ultimate Breeder? Interesting that they didn’t specify him as Ultimate ANIMAL Breeder. There’s gonna be a LOT of jokes and Rule 34 about this translation, I’m guessing.

    Also Hanamura is the Ultimate Cook. Didn’t he have a thing about wanting to be called some other synonymous title in the Japanese version? Like Culinarian or Chef or something.

    • IS | 桂木

      Yeah he wanted to be called SHSL Chef instead of Cook. And Gundam’s name is gonna be pronounced the same, it’s just, y’know, copyright.

  • Crevox

    The art on these games is great. The characters are designed so well.

    • Shippoyasha

      The artbook is pretty stunning. I really love the artist’s style and heavily muted colors

  • Feenyx16

    Kinda funny how the main character isn’t in any of these screenshots…

    • Daioh

      I think it’s because these are screenshots from the game where you’re meeting the other characters from Hinatas’ point of view

      • Feenyx16

        Ah true, thank you

  • Cazar

    I haven’t played the Japanese version but…

    —Possible speculative spoilers below—

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    Is it supposed to be so obvious that Nagito is Makoto as well as the mastermind? They’re not going to play it off like it’s some kind of big twist are they? I had that problem with the mastermind of the first game but this time they seem even more in your face about it.

    • Ereek

      You’re going to enjoy this game. . .

      • Cazar

        I’m sure I will, I still enjoyed the first game despite being spoiled on some things; I just hope that I’m wrong so I can enjoy it to its fullest.

    • Feenyx16

      Those questions really can’t be answered without anything being spoiled for you

      • Cazar

        Should have figured as much.

    • Zack

      Speculate all you want, I ain’t tellin’ ya! :P

      Trust me, stay away from YouTube videos if you don’t want to be spoiled. Actually, don’t even search ‘Danganronpa’ on YouTube. Those video thumbnails are bad enough as they are…

      This game will have some nice twists, and will mess around with your feelings many times. It’s a far better game than the prequel!

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      As far as I know their different characters and the mastermind is…
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      the same as in the first game, just the A.I. version.

  • God

    How come women get all the cool titles? There is only one male with an awesome title per game!

    • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

      Ultimate Affluent Progeny?

      • God

        The character being awesome doesn’t make the title awesome.

  • z_merquise

    What the heck happened to Byakuya!? Is this the result of too much stress being with Toko?

    • revenent hell

      Like my sister he ate his way through a crisis.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jefriputra Jeff

      it what you become when you have too much hope, haha

    • Slickyslacker

      Finally tapped into his family’s fortune…in a high-calorie fashion.

      I didn’t get that far into the SA LP of this game, so I don’t know how or if they even address his newfound girth.

  • revenent hell

    Ultimate Breeder hu?
    I suppose it would be awkward if a female was called that.

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    WH-WHAT HAPPENED TO TOGAMI?? O.o Did he fuse with Yamada??

    • http://www.facebook.com/jefriputra Jeff

      Isn’t he become cuter now? hahaha

    • Anesia Hunter

      he had a bad accident involving a bee hive and a bee sting allergy. he was never the same afterwards…

    • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

      I won’t say but its part of the Plot,

      • Guilherme Matheus Silva

        Oh, so there is a motive important to the plot? Makes me wanna play the game! But I don’t have a Vita… Hope someone translate the PSP version.

        • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

          Yes it is important to the Plot,

          the Vita is a great console you should get one, Dangan Ronpa alone is enough reason to justify it =P

          • Guilherme Matheus Silva

            Well, I’ll consider buying a Vita in the future. I already have three consoles and not enough money to buy games for all of them! XD

        • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

          Strongly recommend saving up for a Vita… If you’re a fan of quirky and unique games from Japan, the system’s becoming something of a gold mine for the niche crowd.

          • 0nsen

            If only all those cool games would get translated.. and retain the JapDub.

          • chroma816

            This. I didn’t realize that til this year, and I’m so glad I got one now.

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          You’re better off saving up for the Vita. The fantranslation of the PSP game has been canceled due to the localization confirmation of this, like how they stopped working on the fantranslation of the PSP version of the first game when the Vita one was confirmed for localization too.

  • Jesse

    There’s a for it, trailer, too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfOQV2UKiv0

    • XxAerthosXx .

      Lets hope the orginal voice-overs are included, the english voice-overs are horrible from what I hear in this trailer.

      • MasterScrub

        The original voices were in DR1 so I assume the same can be said for DR2

      • Guest

        They sound fine. =P

      • kuma483

        No worries, they get better. When I watched the trailer for the first game, I didn’t really like some of the voices (Sakura), but they really start to grow on you. I’m sure you’ll get used to them.

  • Mirai

    Surprisingly, the SHSL titles are a lot better compared to the first game they’re pretty much all spot on.

  • Darkwing7

    I JUST PRE-ORDERED IT OFF NISA’s WEBSITE.60 WELL SPENT DOLLARS

  • nonscpo

    The first game is okay hopefully the second one is much much better. I’m still in the third trial, got to beat this game before September.

    • Anesia Hunter

      you can’t feel the hype? D:

      • nonscpo

        nah im exicited just not as much i could be since I stil havent beaten the game. There really arent enough hours in a day to play games.

    • Ritsuioko23

      Second one is muccch better.

      • nonscpo

        Thanks for the info!

  • Javen

    The limited edition is also for pre-order now! Glad I’ll be able to get one this time.

  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    Just BOUGHT the Collector’s Edition!

  • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

    Looks like a nice, friendly bunch of characters. I hope they all have a fun time at the island together!

    • Zack

      During the prologue, they actually will! Also, once you complete the game, you will unlock scenarios where the kill-to-survive rule doesn’t exist, so all characters will be alive and kicking!

    • SMT

      Your picture ties amazingly to the post because it can continue with “Did someone say MURDER?”.

    • Ibuki Mioda

      Who wants to talk about Murders?
      XD

  • Zonic505

    PSA: The LE is now up on the NIS store:

    http://store.nisamerica.com/Games/Danganronpa-2-Goodbye-Despair-Limited-Edition

    $60 gets you a Monokuma coin, a sticker, a CD, artbook, & SUNGLASSES!

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      Finally!

    • Darkwing7

      Those Sunglasses made me wtf for a sec and the next sec feel like I NEED ITTTTT

    • JohnNiles

      They should’ve called it the Ultimate Edition, or Super High School Level Edition, your pick.

    • Detrimont

      if only international shipping wasn’t $40

    • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

      A MONOCOIN! I’m planning to use that in the nearest Monobear Capsule. Maybe I can win an ancient OOPart?

  • Learii

    what kinda tittle is Ultimate Princess?

    • Thatguy

      The same kinda title as *Ultimate Lucky* and *Ultimate Yakuza*

      • Learii

        I mean I know what Ultimate Lucky and Ultimate Yakuza are but Ultimate Princess I don’t understand that is like she the princess of all of princess or what

        • Thatguy

          Yes.
          Like Yakuza of all Yakuzas.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    Another game to buy in September. There, there sweet wallet. Stop your crying. It’ll be ok.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Hmm, the Ultimate Affluent Progeny looks familiar…

    Oh well! The Ultimate Gamer has my attention.

    • shuyai

      that because he is from the first game, he just got fat

  • MillerKun

    I already ordered my LE copy I was planning for it to be $49.99 but $59.99 fine too.I must prepare by finishing my sherlock holms book and then Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney:Trials and Tribulations again.

  • JohnNiles

    Just preordered the LE off NISA website. Thank god it’s not sold out; I would’ve been really pissed. I’m pleased to see it’s coming out in early September- I assumed it wouldn’t be out until October.

    “Goodbye Despair”? No no, this is just the beginning. Hello again, Despair!

    • MillerKun

      Amazon had it listed way before NISA with the release data.
      It pays off to research ahead of everyone instead of the last mintue.

      • JohnNiles

        Amazon has the regular version listed, not the limited edition. NISA-produced limited editions are only sold on their own site, and that’s what I’m concerned with. Not knowing the release date has never prevented me from getting a game, but missing a preorder announcement by a day can mean the difference between success and failure.

        • MillerKun

          I agree with you it’s the same way Namco has LEs for their games that are overpriced & sellout fast.
          I also just got a notice from the Prinny Bomb News #475 email that DanganRonpa 2 LE is on sale today with stock still at more than 75% do or die for anyone who didn’t preorder it yet!

  • alixraen

    I’ve been staying far away from this after being partially spoiled on the first one, so I’m so excited to see the new cast! Well partially, when I forget that approx. 75%~ are probably going to die :S Bummer.

    EDIT: Also yeah, the girls got all the cool titles this time around.

    • MillerKun

      Oh how true but sad that is though it is by the same game company as 999.

      • alixraen

        Which is weird, because I loved VLR, but the deaths there didn’t bother me as much, maybe because of the alternate timelines there wasn’t such a finality to them.

        • MillerKun

          Same here the whole game could be described as one big bad dream in a nutshell.I was shocked how you know who goes crazy with the Axe.Never seen it coming since I was too focus on the puzzles.

  • Eric Harris

    Made sure to get on the LE this time. Last one I was so sick I didn’t even care about games. The first one is just something I will have to forget ever existed since I am not going to pay inflated prices and I’m too bummed to by the regular edition. :)

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    First game was amazing, and seeing at the cast’s interesting design, I dare to hope this game will be even better!

  • Aqua King

    These characters / character art look cheap compared to the first one. Are these actual in game screens? I hope not.

    • Ritsuioko23

      This blows the first game out of the water. I barely even like the first game now.

    • Ibuki Mioda

      The 2nd game makes the 1st one look terrible.

      (They’re both awesome but #2 takes it by a long shot)

    • Komaeda

      It is in-game. However, you’ll be able to see why the second game is leagues ahead of the first. The quality of art isn’t all that defines the game. However, I personally think it looks better and more defined if you compared the sprites versus the first. These ones have thicker lineart than the first and appear much cleaner, but that’s just me.

  • Gemlit

    So, when’s the third game of the Danganronpa coming out? Has it been announced yet? Think it’ll be announced at E3?

    Ya, I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Shady Shariest

    And the secret character: “Ultimate Ultimate”

  • Zack

    I platinum’d 1.2 Reload so I don’t know whether I’ll pick this one up. It’s got English voices so I kinda want to play through it again, even though I know the story. I prefer the English Monokuma’s “upupupu!”.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I feel like I’ve been spoiled enough to know who the culprit is without actually fully knowing, danm tumblr.

  • Ritsuioko23

    I’ve always liked this cast a lot more than the first. Cannot wait.

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    My most anticipated game

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    Oh god, Togami, what happened to you?

    • bassgs435

      he somehow ended up in a donut-eating competition with Asahina. (he’s not female , so he doesn’t have the advantage anime females have of all the fat from everything they eat going to their breasts)

  • Amagidyne

    The titles for this one seem much more true to the originals, save for Ibuki’s (though I guess ‘SHSL Light Music Club Member’ is harder to get across in English, so Musician’s a good choice).

    I’m looking forward to seeing if I like this one as much as the first game.

  • MSJ

    Great, looking forward to revisiting Jabberwock, been awhile since i first played this game. Looking forward to everyone’s reaction to this game’s version of Togami haha. Anyway according to this the known cast so far is:

    Nagito Komaeda – Bryce Papenbrook
    Hiyoko Saionji – Kira Buckland
    Sonia Nevermind – Natalie Hoover
    Chiaki Nanami – Christine Cabanos <<< YESSS!
    Kazuichi Souda – Kyle Hebert
    Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu – Derek Stephen Prince
    Unspecified character – Johnny Yong Bosch
    Unspecified character – Todd Haberkorn
    Nekomaru Nidai – Patrick Seitz <<< WOOHOO!

    Wonder who Todd Haberkorn and Johnny Yong Bosch will voice, Hanamura and Gundam maybe?

    • Raze

      I think JYB will be Hanamura the cook…

    • Ace Esper

      Patrick Seitz hype!!!

    • Ibuki Mioda

      Todd is voicing Hajime.

      • MSJ

        Just listened to Hajime in the english trailer, pretty sure it’s Todd, thanks.

  • Hagaren

    Where’s Hinata, the Ultimate Ahoge?
    Anyway, make sure you don’t get spoiled about this game, folks, it’s really awesome and full of twists and turns.

  • Yan Zhao

    Damn Togami got fat lol

  • lel

    cool, finished the first game some weeks ago and the ending left me desires to know what happen with our survivors, gonna watch the anime til this comes out just hope the animated version is just as good as the main game.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Finally!

  • MSJ

    AnotherEpisode PV

    SHSL Despair members in the background? Hype.

    http://youtu.be/L3RHayPWSgU

  • [S]unjay

    I don’t have Happy Trigger yet and I haven’t seen the anime yet…

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