Greetings, doods! It’s David again from NIS America here to let you know that the much anticipated title Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is out today in retail and digital form exclusively on PS Vita! If you haven’t heard, let me – wait a minute, who’s there? What’s that crazy looking bear doing here with that hamme –
Hey, kids! David’s decided to take a little nap, but your headmaster Monokuma comes bearing some great news! Today’s the first day of school for you at Hope’s Peak Academy, my super-special, super-elite high school for the best of the best and, since someone’s too lazy to do it, I guess I’ll have to give you the grand tour of where you’ll be trapped – I mean, staying for a while. The whole tour should be quick and painless, so get off your butts already and follow me!
First off, you’ll be seeing things through the eyes of Makoto Naegi, who won a ticket into this most prestigious school and is the Ultimate Lucky Student – but that’s debatable. Everyone here is the best at what they do, because I’ve got very high standards and I don’t even know why you’re here. But anyway, the education system’s become a little unbearable and so I decided to mix it up a little. You’ll notice all the windows and exits are barred, which I find to be an excellent motivational tool for kids that seem too easily distracted these days. Did I mention the only way to graduate from this place is to kill one of your fellow students and get away with it? But if the murderer is discovered, then they get a tailor-made, supremely deadly punishment from the headmaster. It’s an unorthodox curriculum, but it’s really fun (for me)! And doesn’t it just feel more special if you’re the last to survive of all these best-of-the-bests?
At Hope’s Peak Academy, you’ll get the chance to interact with your fellow students and learn more about them – even learning special skills that might help you later on. But I wouldn’t get too close because someone always ends up dead. We teach life and death lessons here! Once someone dies, it’s up to you to do the gumshoe work, roaming the school halls, scouring for clues, and talking to the surviving students to get a grip on who did what.
After you’ve armed yourself with all this knowledge, I’ll gather you kids for the Class Trial and test out your critical thinking skills! You’ll need to keep sharp in order to see through some people’s lies. Not only will I test your critical thinking, but your reflexes as well! You gotta act fast to shoot down people’s false statements in time, and use those special skills to help you keep the heat on your prime suspect. I love a good repartee, especially when someone’s life is on the line. Once you’ve revealed the murderer, then I come in and give them a poetic death sentence while you all get to watch!
Life lessons, critical thinking, reflexes… Hope’s Peak Academy is THE place to get a well-rounded education. It’s just, you know, a little hard to survive the first year. But take it from me, Headmaster Monokuma, if you do survive, you’ll have a really great time! It looks like David’s still sleeping, so I’ll speak on his behalf and tell all you kiddies to go out and get Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc today. I’ll be waiting for you! Puhuhuhu!