Just when you thought you seen the last of Monokuma for at least a little while, NIS America lifted the curtain on Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls during its press conference yesterday, which will launch exclusively for PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe this fall.
Taking place between the events of Trigger Happy Havoc and its beloved sequel, Goodbye Despair, the inbetweenquel will herald a change of pace for the cult series by introducing fans to gameplay more associated with a third-person shooter. Armed with Future Foundation’s hacking gun, players will be tasked with taking down mobs of the sadistic, aforementioned bear, solving puzzles and head-scratching riddles as you progress.
Throughout the course of the handheld title, you’ll have the opportunity to control both Toko Fukawa and Komaru Nagei, two leading ladies who have cropped up in the series in the past. And so, in order to prevent the Monokuma’s hell-bent on creating a world without adults, you’ll have to take down their leader before his Machiavellian plan takes into effect.
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will launch for PlayStation Vita across Europe and North America this fall. For more on NIS’ inbetweenquel, check out the official synopsis of the game below.
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.