Sneak Peak Preview Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls – Monokuma Blaster

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NIS America was nice enough to ship us a physical copy of our highly anticipated title Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls and we can give you a sneak peak preview before our full review goes live on August 24th.

Blasting Monokuma is just sooooo much fun doods.

After the horrors have ended at Hope’s Peak Academy, society is on the verge of collapse and violent anarchy has engulfed the whole world in despair! Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls bridges together the highly popular mystery adventure games Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and is coming to North America on September 1 and Europe on September 4 on the PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation TV. This title will be available as both a physical and digital release. Unlike the first two games, in this action adventure title players will take on the role of two heroines, Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa, as they are thrust into a despair-ridden Towa City with one goal–escape.

Komaru Naegi

Komaru Naegi

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.

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is not your typical Danganronpa game. It is more of an action/adventure game with a third-person-shooter element instead of the murder mystery style the other two in the series gave us. That’s not a bad thing, as the story is just as well written as the previous titles and is extremely entertaining, and the change in gameplay adds immensely to the series. Blasting a murderous Monokuma in his red eye is sinfully satisfying and slashing through a sleuth of Monokuma bears as Toko is even better. The action is fun and paced well.

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The Danganronpa series has always been fun and entertaining, and this is no different. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, and you are a fan of the series, you need to immediately.