Danganronpa V3’s Demo Introduces New Characters and Weird Minigames
Danganronpa is a series of visual novels featuring a robo-bear who holds special students captive. For them to escape they are required to kill one of their fellow students without being caught. The series has been adapted into multiple games, including the third title “Killing Harmony” which is receiving a demo later this year. The most intriguing part about Danganronpa V3’s demo is that it won’t actually spoil any of the actual game. Instead it will be more of a teaser meant to introduce players to the new characters and new minigames without giving away too much about the game itself.
Set around a non-canonical murder trial, players will see characters featured in the main game which will differ from the characters of the previous titles. This new set of Ultimate students and their special talents vary, as does their personalities. The first female protagonist of the main series is the hardworking and optimistic Ultimate Pianist, Kaede Aakmatsu. While she doesn’t resemble other characters in previous titles, there are some that do such as Shuichi Saihara. Saihara shares the Ultimate Detective title with his predecessor Kyoko Kirigiri. There is also Rantaro Amami, who cannot remember his Ultimate Talent similar to Hajime Hinata of the second core title.
Danganronpa V3’s demo doesn’t give away much about the characters however it does feature new mechanics seen during trials. One such mechanic is the ability to lie to find answers as well as a new type of debate featuring multiple characters talking over each other. The player will be tasked with rapidly looking over the conversation to find inconsistencies in their statements. During key parts of trials, such as finding a lie or contradictory statement, players will be sent to a minigame to reveal the answer. Brain Drive is a standout minigame of those seen in the demo which features an 80’s inspired track where players are required to collect letters forming the question in order to find the answer.
While both the demo and full game are currently available for players in Japan, the rest of the world will have to wait until later this year for the full release of the dark, twisted title. Danganronpa V3’s demo will arrive sometime close to the release of the full game.
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