More than a decade after the murder mystery visual novel first released on consoles, gamers on the Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming platforms can now visit Jabberwock Island and go up against Monokuma in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The game is available as a digital exclusive via the Xbox Marketplace and Windows 10 Store as either a standalone purchase or freely as part of an active Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on the Xbox and Windows 10 platforms will be the newer Anniversary Edition version of the game. While not offering anything new in terms of gameplay content, it features some quality of life improvements, and in-game galleries including the Intimacy Gallery (Replay your favorite characters and events whenever you want, as many times as you want), Character Gallery (View character sprites and lines in a gallery) and Ultimate Gallery (A gallery full of promotional illustrations and character sheets from the official art book).
Are you an Xbox gamer who hasn’t played Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc? You can also nab the original game/visual novel via the Xbox Marketplace.
Want to know more about Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair? Check out my 2014 review of the game’s English-language PlayStation Vita version HERE.
About Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Blue skies, white clouds, the glimmering sea, and vast expanses of sand. The students of Hope’s Peak Academy arrive at a tropical resort destination known as Jabberwock Island, but they end up trapped as castaways due to the headmaster’s schemes. In exchange for escape from the island, the students are forced to play a killing game and find the killer through class trials. Play through high-speed and fast-paced class trials by gathering testimony and evidence during investigations and use them as ammunition to shoot down your opponent’s contradictory statements.
Deadly Island Vibes: Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!
Tribal Council: You’ll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they’ll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument!
Survival of the Keenest: Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates’ arguments and determine who’s really telling the truth. Once you’ve got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life!