While most students are currently looking forward to getting out of school for the holidays, adventure gamers can look forward to getting back into school with the next installment of the Danganronpa series, entitled V3: Killing Harmony.
In the third Japanese murder mystery from Spike Chunsoft (not counting the action-adventure spin-off Ultra Despair Girls), players will find themselves in the company of a new cast of 16 characters who have been "kidnapped and imprisoned in a school." As is customary for Danganronpa, over the course of the game "some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished." In this “psycho-cool” environment where "everyone is trying to survive, [and] nobody’s motivations are quite what they seem", you will need to "use your skills to solve each new murder or meet a gruesome end."
Although the developers suggest that you "forget what you thought you knew about Danganronpa", many of the series staples will return, including the anime-styled artwork, and "fast-paced trial scenes [that] will require lies, quick wits, and logic to guide your classmates to the right conclusions." The cast won't be the only new addition to the game, however, as Killing Harmony promises to include "an abundance of brand-new minigames" in between "the madness of murdered peers and deadly trials".
There is currently no firm release target yet, but look for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony to hit stores in North America and Europe sometime in 2017, both in digital and physical form.