While Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair and its sequel Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Academy has become known for its take on the mystery genre, which in each case usually ends up with some elaborate “punishment” of the culprit, it was announced at Sony’s pre-TGS 2013 press conference that developer Spike Chunsoft were working on a spin-off title “DanganRonpa: Another Episode” before moving on to the third major numbered installment.
While a number of hypotheses were spread around about who and what was going on in the brief trailer played during its announcement, this weeks issue of Famitsu has unveiled a few snippets of information. As was made evident from the trailer, this installment will forgo the standard mystery / puzzle elements in leiu of horror and action gameplay elements.
While her brother played the lead character role in the very first Danganronpa game, Another Episode focuses on the actions of his younger sister Komaru Naegi who was not trapped in Hope’s Peak Academy. Her role in the events surrounding the The World’s Most Despair-Inducing Incident and how she managed to come across a loudspeaker than can shoot commands such as “move”, “dance” and “break remains unknown.
As also hinted in the trailer, Genocider Syo will also have a role as a primary character.