Danganronpa series have been a very popular series and now it has come up with its third installment.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is developed by Spike Chunsoft. It is PS4 game. This PS4 game is a visual novel adventure game. This is the third installment of Danganronpa franchise.in Japan the game was released on 12 January 2017. In North America it was released on September 26, 2017 and on September 29, 2017 in Europe. It is a single player game.
The producer of this PS4 game is Yoshinari Terasawa, its artist is Rui Komatsuzaki and composer is Masafumi Takada.
It is similar to the previous Danganronpa series. It is also split in two School life and College Trial.
In School life segment, you have to interact with other characters of the game until you come across a murder; after this you have to collect evidence for use in the Class Trials.
Similar to the previous series of the game, Class Trials chiefly revolves around the Non-stop Debate. In this segment, characters discuss the case where the main character i.e. the player (i.e. is you) is required to use Truth Bullets which contains evidence against the highlighted statements which will be determining whether someone is saying the truth or is lying. In the process of non-stop debating which don’t have clear contradictions, you can use Lie Bullet to break the conversation with a Fake Counter.
Danganronpa V3 adds new elements in the Class Trials.
Mass Panic Debates is the latest feature in which multiple characters are involved in the debate. While the debate chaos two group debates against the statements presented to them, this makes difficult to find the correct statement.
Mini-games is the another new feature added in the game.
Kaede Akamatsu who is a high school student gets kidnapped and awakens in the “Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles” where she meets Shuichi Saihara and other 14 fellow students. The group is abruptly confronted by a series of bear robots known as Monokuma Kubs who then expose them to a “Memory Light”. When the main character next awakes, the only thing she remembers is her life as Ultimate Pianist, while Shuichi is the Ultimate Detective. Everyone in the group have their own talents and a past. Then the Monokuma arrives and tells all the students that the only way to get out of there is to successfully kill other student and go ahead with it in the proceeded Class Trial. If no student is killed within 48 hours the bear robots will end the game there itself by killing all the students.
Development of the game:
The game was developed simultaneously with the production of the anime series Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School. This was described as a very difficult task by the producer and the writer of this PS4 game. They still tried to manage to produce both the things at the same time. In the game name Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, V is the short of Victory. The production was the highest than all the previous games of Danganropa series.
There was a conflict between the staff that whether the storyline of the game should be a sequel of the series or should have a completely new storyline. Due to this it was decided that game will be a sequel of the Danganropa series but will have some new features in it. The theme of the game is described as psycho-cool.
Promotion and release of the game:
The title of the third Danganropa was released in September 2013 with the announcement of Danganropa another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. Kodoka revealed that the game was an early development. In Sony’s Tokyo Game Show presentation was announced.
The game was released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017. A playable demo which featured Makoto Naegi and Hajime HInate who were the main characters of Danganropa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganropa @: Goodbye Despair, which was released on 20 December, 2016. NIS America scheduled the release of game in English on September 26, 2017.
Two multi-disc soundtrack albums containing music from the game was released on 24 February, 2017.