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Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo - Danganronpa Another Episode
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Developer Spike Chunsoft
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Platform(s) PS Vita
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Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo - Danganronpa Another Episode (絶対絶望少女 ダンガンロンパ AnotherEpisode lit. Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa Another Episode) is a spin off game based around the Danganronpa series.

Information and game play footage was first released at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Conference on September 9th 2013[1]. The game was released on September 25, 2014 in Japan for the PSVita.

Plot

Prologue

Komaru is alone in her apartment in Towa City. However, Monokumas infiltrated the building and Komaru rushes to the elevator. Byakuya then appears along with a few of his men. Byakuya gives Komaru a megaphone gun and tells her to escape.

Komaru runs to a nearby diner, which is soon infiltrated by Monokumas. She then plucked up her courage and destroyed the Monokumas using her Megaphone gun. Soon afterwards, she heard Kotoko's voice coming from the TV. Apparently, the Soldiers of Hope had infiltrated the news centre. As Masaru and Jataro play with the dead anchorman with Nagisa and Kotoko, Monaka appears to address everyone that they are creating a paradise for kids. Komaru is visibly frightened by the kids.

Komaru is then kidnapped by Monokumas and imprisoned in the base of the Soldiers of Hope. After escaping, she runs into them in the main hall. The five take turns introducing themselves and then Nagisa places a bracelet on Komaru. They then opened a trap door, leading Komaru to fall through the sky with a parachute.

Background

Unlike the visual novel gameplay of the previous games, the game is a third person shooter with horror elements. Players control Komaru Naegi, the protagonist of the game and the younger sister of Makoto Naegi, as she tries to survive in a city overrun by Monokuma robots. In the spirit of the previous game's Truth Bullets, Komaru is equipped with a hacking megaphone gun which turns her words into various types of ammunition. Using the megaphone, Komaru can issue attack or force commands onto enemy robots, causing them to short circuit or dance, or activate various types of equipment to solve puzzles. During the course of the game, Komaru also assisted by Toko Fukawa, one of the survivors from the first game, who carries a stun gun with her that can switch her personalities. When Toko changes into her split personality, Genocide Jill, she attacks with her Genoscissors. The game features three difficulty settings:

  • Genocide Mode (The easiest)
  • Trouble Mode
  • Despair Mode

Genocide Mode is designed for players who aren't used to action games or simply want to enjoy the story.

In a more recent Famitsu scan, it is revealed that there will be a new character in the game, a young athletic boy. It is also known that the script for the game is essentially complete. [2]

In Towa City, a group of five children known as the “Soldiers of Hope” exist. They act as the leaders of the Monokuma Kids, a group of Monokuma mask-wearing children who slaughter adults. Like an RPG, each leader has their own “job.”

Characters

Protagonists

Komaru Naegi

Voiced by Aya Uchida (Japanese)
Komaru Naegi (苗木 こまる Naegi Komaru) is a brave girl who was forced to flee from her home after Monokuma robots destroyed her home during The Tragedy. After someone entrusted their “Megaphone hacking gun” to Komaru, she is now able to fight against the robots alongside Toko Fukawa/Genocide Jill.

Toko Fukawa/Genocider Syo

Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese) Amanda C. Miller/Erin Fitzgerald (English)
Toko Fukawa (腐川 冬子 Fukawa Touko) / Genocide Jill (ジェノサイダー翔 Jenosaidā Shou)
is one of the surviving students from the Mutual Killing Incident of Class 78 who later joined the Future Foundation and helped Komaru Naegi to fight against the Monokuma Robots.

Haiji Towa

Voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese)
Haiji Towa (塔和灰慈 Touwa Haiji) is the leader of the Resistance, the adults' secret base, formed against the Soldiers of Hope.

Soldiers Of Hope

These 5 kids are the leaders of the “Monokuma Kids” who are massively slaughtering all adults. To them, this is one big role play, like a giant RPG. They’ve even gone so far as to call themselves them typical RPG classes like “Hero”, “Thief”, “Mage”, etc.

Masaru Daimon

Voiced by Megumi Han (Japanese)
“Hero” Masaru Daimon (大門 大 Daimon Masaru) is the Soldier of Hope Leader, in charge of the Hero Class. In elementary school, he was known as the Ultimate P.E. Period, as exercise is his forte. He's cheerful, and naughty in nature.

Kotoko Utsugi

Voiced by Kazusa Aranami (Japanese)
“Warrior” Kotoko Utsugi (空木 言子 Utsugi Kotoko) is a former child star in charge of the warriors. Previously, she was called the Ultimate Arts Festival Period, and was fawned over by all who surrounded her. She loves “adorable things”.

Jataro Kemuri

Voiced by Sumire Uesaka (Japanese)
“Priest” Jataro Kemuri (煙 蛇太郎 Kemuri Jatarou) in charge of the Priests, he's known as Ultimate Drawing Period because of his extensive knowledge of drawing. He's acknowledged by both himself and those around him for being hated, and so he's actually fine with it when other people hate him.

Nagisa Shingetsu

Voiced by Mariya Ise (Japanese)
“Sage” Nagisa Shingetsu (新月 渚 Shingetsu Nagisa) is The Vice-leader in charge of the Sages. An overly serious type; speaks very maturely. Said to have a bright future ahead, they were made to assume the title Ultimate Social Studies Period.

Monaka Towa

Voiced by Aya Hirano (Japanese)
“Mage” Monaka Towa (モナカ 東和 Towa Monaka) is in charge of the Mages, and is the life of the party. She loves homeroom period where she can exchange opinions with everyone, so she's called Ultimate Homeroom Period.[3]

Monokuma Units

The common enemies of the game who are based off of the original Monokuma.

Monokuma

They look exactly like the original in appearance, but much larger, and are the most common enemy. They hack, slash, and stab with their retractable claws.

Bomber Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma that throws bombs.

Siren Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma that attracts more robots to him.

Junk Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma that has a disfigured appearance of the original.

Guard Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma wearing police armor and carries a large riot shield.

Destroy Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma equipped with a flamethrower and jetpack.

Beast Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma that crawls on all fours and is noticeable by its grunts and its erratic left eye.

Ball Monokuma

A split version of Monokuma with a spherical body painted with Monokuma's face upon it.

Gallery

Trivia

External links

References

  1. Famitsu News blog
  2. Famitsu Scan
  3. Character Profiles From Famitsu

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