The story of Hope’s Peak Academy is currently concluding in the current Danganronpa 3 anime, but don’t despair, Danganronpa is here to stay.  The previously announced game New Danganronpa V3 has a new release date in it’s latest trailer.

What’s the new release date?

New Danganronpa V3 will now be coming out in January 2017, according to the new trailer.  A delay was expected as we’re about to enter the 4th quarter of the year, with no release date other than 2016 previously announced.  The trailer revealed a lot more about the game though!  Previously announced information about the setting told us that the new game wasn’t related to 1 & 2.  New Danganronpa V3 will take place at a prison school called Gifted Inmates Academy.  The only relations to the previous games are the inclusion of Monokuma, and the basic gameplay.

 

What’s new in New Danganronpa V3?

The new trailers packs a lot of info into a short one minute run time!  We get our first look at our new protagonist, Akamatsu Kaede.  She is voiced by Kanda Sayaka.  It doesn’t say what her “ultimate” rank is, or even if those will return for this new game.  The trailer also gives us a look at her fellow student/inmates.  We don’t get to learn any of their names yet, but we can see a lot of designs that are very Danganronpa looking.

Danganronpa V3 cast

We also get a look at the setting, which we had seen a bit in previous trailers.  The whole school is overgrown, even abandoned looking.  Maybe the school had been closed, and Monokuma’s  returned it to business?  We can also see a portion of the new Class Trials, Danganronpa’s staple.  The very last bit of new info is the introduction of the Monokumaz, five new Monokuma.  Only one is show in the trailer, as the others are blacked out.

Monokumaz

Overall this trailer has made me very excited to play this game!  I hope it gets a localized release as quick as possible after it’s release in Japan this January.  Did this get you excited for New Danganronpa V3?  Tell us below.

Posted by Alex Jackson

Avid reader of otokonoko manga and fan of slice of life. Interests include otaku cultural studies and writing fiction. Alex Jackson is a pen name.

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