Update: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, has also been confirmed for a release on Steam following its predecessor.
The port was teased earlier, but courtesy of publisher Spike Chunsoft, we now have official confirmation: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is making its way over to PC via Steam in February of this year. For those unfamiliar with the game, it originally released in Japan for the PSP back in 2010, but eventually came over West in 2014 after it got remade for the PlayStation Vita. It’s a murder-mystery game presented in a visual novel format where the antagonist is a talking black-and-white bear, so if that has piqued your interest at all, feel free to watch the trailer below or check out the Steam page. (For fans of dual audio, you’re covered, and it comes with a bonus 16-track OST for early purchases!)
If the game does well on Steam, we may see its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (also for the Vita) get ported as well—something I’m sure many people will look forward to, given how well-received both the original game and its sequel were. However, not everyone seems happy about this announcement, as Danganronpa is considered to be one of the best reasons to get a PlayStation Vita among Vita owners. There are some who feel that the Steam port may feel like it’s undermining the value of the Vita version (and people’s reason for getting the console).
Personally, as a fan of both games who is looking forward to the latest game in the series, Danganronpa V3 (currently planned for a 2016 release), I’m just happy more people will get to play the games and that the series is alive and well. After all, it’s a murder-mystery game; it feels niche almost by definition. But what about you? Did you already play the game, and if so, how do you feel about the port? Or maybe you’re thinking of picking it up when it comes out next month? Let us know!