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The visual novel goodness of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition comes to Xbox and Game Pass


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Way back when – 2010, in fact – the Danganronpa series was born. Having first launched on the good old PlayStation Portable in Japan, it wasn’t long before that game made a move to mobile, taking the visual novel goodness that it contained over to both iOS and Android. Today though it’s the Dandanronpa series that is hitting Xbox, with the snappily titled Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition dropping in on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, fully playable through Game Pass. 

Available to purchase, download and play right now – or just download and play free of charge if you’re taking the Game Pass route – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition from Spike makes waves on Xbox for the first time. 

Delivered as an Anniversary Edition to help celebrate ten years of the game having been available outside of Japan, it comes to our latest consoles with improved gameplay systems and a rather lovely little gallery. 

Priced up at £13.49 – again, unless Game Pass takes your fancy – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition sees you thrust into the utter madness of a school that has turned into a bit of a prison. You see, it’s here where you take charge of a student, Makoto Naegi, as they look to take down a rather twisted battle royale event – one in which the students must learn to kill. 

Do so, and help Naegi come out as victor, and the strange robot bear that controls the campus will let you go. Fail, and well, death is on the cards. 

If we’re honest, it’s all a bit mad, but then there’s also something massively intriguing about how Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition plays out. With the students trapped in a circle of daily life, mock trials and contests to prove their popularity, getting involved in the nitty gritty and the finer aspects of what Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has to hold will be key.

Those features as a whole include…

  • 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!

Should you wish to join the madness, or just want to fire up Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition in order to see how well it translates to Xbox and the more modern Game Pass lifestyle, fill your boots by heading to the Xbox Store and taking home a download. 

Be sure that we’ll be doing just that in the days ahead – keep an eye out for the full review of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition on Xbox Series X|S that follows. 

Game Description:

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…

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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