PC players clamouring for the eagerly anticipated Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony don’t have to succumb to despair! Spike Chunsoft has confirmed that the PC version will launch alongside PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita counterparts in September.
In the announcement trailer below, the date given is September 26th for the Steam release of the game. While this matches the US release date for consoles, the EU release date for PS4 and Vita is currently set for September 29. There is no confirmation which date the Steam version will have for European players but hopefully the Steam store page will clear that up.
NIS America will be acting as publisher for the worldwide release on consoles but Spike Chunsoft will be publisher on the PC side. There is no confirmation of who is handling the port at this time, but many are assuming it will be Abstraction Games. This is the team that handled the well-received PC ports of the previous two entries in the franchise.
This is some good news for all Danganronpa fans. The franchise was initially Vita exclusive which unfortunately prevented a lot of players from enjoying this Deranged Visual Novel Adventure Courtroom hybrid of insanity. With the initial PC ports, many hopped in but luckily Danganronpa V3 is cutting the wait time of the PC release. It is still aggravating that it is following nine months after the Japanese release which was in January this year.
With the release still a few months away, it is worth checking out the previous games. While the lunacy can stand on its own, if previous entries are anything to go by, there will be a lot of referencing and call backs. Regardless of just getting ready for the upcoming V3, they are great games on their own. The side story of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is also getting an upcoming PC port which is currently set for June 27 and a PS4 version on June 23. Despite it’s offbeat set up compared to main entries it still has significant relevance to the overall story.
So get yourself hot, ready and prepared for the unending Despair hitting in September. Monokuma is only going to get worse and with a name like Killing Harmony you know it’s going to be a bloodbath.