Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition shadow drops onto Xbox and is available in Game Pass

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Coming to the Xbox ecosystem in a 10-year celebration of its initial release the Spike Chunsoft title Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition has shadow dropped onto the console and is available in Game Pass. The title can be found here and is detailed on the store thusly:

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Danganronpa is now available! Please enjoy this Danganronpa reborn with improved gameplay systems and a new gallery feature. Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future.

But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew.

But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth… Key Features Daily Life, Deadly Life: Trapped in a school-turned-prison, students are murdering each other one by one. You’ll have to investigate each incident, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to try and get to the bottom of each brutal case! Mock Trial: The nefarious Monokuma serves as judge, jury, and executioner as you engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects, dissecting their statements and firing their words back at them to expose their lies!

Popularity Contest: Sway classmates to your side in each investigation, squeezing information from them to figure out who did it. And when you do, turn up the heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to uncover the truth and save your skin!

■ Additional Contents ・Intimacy Gallery Intimacy Events have been compiled in gallery form!

Replay your favorite characters and events whenever you want, as many times as you want.

・Character Gallery Allows players to view character sprites and lines in a gallery. If you ever get the urge to hear that one line, now you can!

・Ultimate Gallery A gallery full of promotional illustrations and character sheets from the official art book.


Oh nice a surprise for sure.

Buying to show support rn


Nice! I’m definitely going to play through it.

Great to see the Spike Chunsoft support lately. Already played the game so I won’t be doing so again, but I’m glad to see it happen. Hopefully 2 and V3 will follow soon enough.

Like I said in the community thread, “old ports” are great to see and I’ll be downloading this, but I DO hope MS is working to get their newer, upcoming games day 1 (not game pass, just day 1 on Xbox) as well (AI Somnium Files 2 is day 1 at least)

This is the second Spike Chunsoft game coming to Game Pass, right? It’s great to see that smaller japanese companies are joining too.


working on? absolutely, getting? up to the publishers to feel the metrics are worth the payment. It’ll take time ut I’m sure we’ll get more as the year goes along.

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Additionally, Spike used to be very firm about keeping this series on PS. I’m glad to see these days are behind them :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I will make an attempt to play this, though it looks totally not for me

Kodaka (the series writer) welcomes us


Donkey Konga?

Well I’ll get this out of the way: these games are unabashedly anime. Anything you like but also dislike about it is most likely here…

That being said I’ve seen people who hardly touched anime stuff in their lives get into this series. My younger brother who I’m pretty sure never watched an anime in his life and only really plays stuff like NBA 2K and Fortnite, somehow ended up playing this and he liked them a lot. He played through all 3 games. So it’s really a “YMMV” thing. For me, the overall narrative and twists is kinda uninteresting and I don’t really care for it, but the individual cases/chapters are super fucking fun to solve and watch play out, and I do like the characters and the “death game” aspect.

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This is really cool and hopefully this leads to many more Spike Chunsoft games coming to Game Pass.

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I watch a fair amount of anime, so we’ll see.

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I just realized these used to be published by NISA but they’ve since lost the license and now Spike self publishes it. I bet this game would have been a lot harder to get on Xbox with NISA still handling it


Good news, the series is niche, but it has history. Spike Chunsoft demonstrated more sense than Capcom, which sent Ace Attorney to die with no advertising nor GP. XD


I’m playing Great Ace Attorney on my Switch and it’s so much better of a port than the AA Trilogy. Really sucks what happened with that game. GAA would have performed WAY better on Xbox.

I also find it funny that the “Western friendly” Ace Attorney never came to GP but the much more “weeby anime” version Danganronpa did

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Like I said often, big corps don’t necessarily know what they are doing. XD

It’s the same I said for niche anime fighting games like Melty Blood and Phantom Breaker, but not Guilty Gear or anything Arc games. It’s easier to see who is not agreeing to this.

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