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Information and game play footage was first released at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Conference on September 9th 2013. The game was released on September 25, 2014 in Japan for the PSVita and has Playstation TV compatibility
The game was confirmed for a western release at NIS America's February 19th press event under the title "Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls". The localized game will release somewhere in fall and the western release will include both Japanese and English audio.
Two manga adaptions of the game called "Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo - Danganronpa Another Episode: The Manga" and "Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo: Danganronpa AE - Genocider Mode" will also be made. The former scheduled to premiere on February 20th, 2015 while the latter is scheduled to be released in Japan on January 27.
Komaru Naegi is alone in her apartment in Towa City. However, Monokumas infiltrated the building and Komaru rushes to the elevator. Byakuya Togami, one of the survivors of the first game and currently a member of an organization called as Future Foundation appears along with a few of his men and gives Komaru a megaphone called as Megaphone Hacking 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 Utsugi's voice coming from the TV. Apparently, the Warriors of Hope had infiltrated the news centre. As Masaru Daimon and Jataro Kemuri play with the dead anchorman with Nagisa Shingetsu and Kotoko, Monaca Towa 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 Warriors 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.
Unlike the visual novel gameplay of the previous games, the game is a third person shooter with horror elements. Players control Komaru, 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 Towa City, a group of five children known as the “Warriors 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.”
- 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/Genocide Jill.
Toko Fukawa/Genocide Jill
- 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 to fight against the Monokuma Robots.
- 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 Warriors 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.
- Voiced by Megumi Han (Japanese)
- “Hero” Masaru Daimon (大門 大 Daimon Masaru) is the Warriors 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.
- Voiced by Kazusa Aranami (Japanese) Erica Lindbeck (English)
- “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”.
- 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.
- Voiced by Mariya Ise (Japanese) Erica Mendez (English)
- “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.
- Voiced by Aya Hirano (Japanese) Christina Vee (English)
- “Mage” Monaca Towa (モナカ 東和 Touwa 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.
The common enemies of the game who are based off of the original Monokuma.
- The most common enemy in the game, a larger version of the original Monokuma. They hack, slash, and stab their targets with retractable metal claws.
- A Monokuma Unit that throws bombs.
- A Monokuma Unit with a back-mounted speaker pack that attracts more robots to him.
- A grisly Monokuma Unit resembling a heavily-disfigured version of the original.
- A Monokuma Unit wearing police armor. It carries a large riot shield.
- A Monokuma Unit equipped with a flamethrower and jetpack.
- A large Monokuma Unit that crawls on all fours. Identifiable by its beastly grunts and its erratic right eye.
- A Monokuma Unit with a spherical body.
- This game marks the second time Toko and Jill are major characters.