Return to the scene of the crime
Last year was pretty special for fans of Kazutaka Kodaka’s bizarre series Danganronpa. The morbid franchise celebrated 10 full years of murder and mayhem in style, offering up new merchandise, crossover events, a brand new website, and a run of fascinating “behind-the-scenes” interview shows in the form of web series “Dangan TV“.
While the anniversary festivities may have come to an end, Danganronpa‘s deadly party is set to continue into 2021, with the coming of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition, which is currently in development for iOS and Android platforms.
Originally released in 2017 on PS4, PS Vita and PC, Killing Harmony follows Danganronpa‘s tried-and-tested formula of challenging players to unmask a serial killer lurking among a group of specialized students, each an expert in his or her own field. By exploring the environment, interrogating suspects, and successfully negotiating Killing Harmony‘s “Class Trial” segments, players will see justice done, whilst keeping their own name off of that great class register in the sky.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony launched to a very positive reception from critics and fans, and would see the series’ strongest launch figures to date. With its “psycho-cool” aesthetic, black sense of humor, weird cast of characters, and trademark blend of cutesy and utterly morbid storytelling, Killing Harmony would turn on a whole new audience to the Danganronpa brand, propelling the franchise to the cult status it enjoys today.
Like Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition before it, the new mobile edition of Killing Harmony will feature an overhauled interface, smartly implemented touch-screen controls, and a new gallery option to allow players to peruse Rui Komatsuzaki’s unmistakable artwork. No release date has been announced at press time, but we’ll be sure to keep you informed.
Until then, just be sure to watch your back, lest you find a knife in it.