[Update: As suspected, Spike Chunsoft has just announced that it will be self-publishing all Danganronpa titles going forward. Further news is coming “once statements are finalized.”]
Publisher NIS America has announced that several releases in its wild murder-mystery series Danganronpa are to be removed from the PlayStation Store in the coming months.
The first title to hit the chopping block will be Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, which will no longer be purchasable on PS Vita. This will be followed additional PS Vita titles Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on September 4. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony for will vanish on PS Vita and PS4 on September 25.
NIS America thanked fans for their purchases but has offered no explanation for the removal. It seems an odd time for the games to disappear, as 2020 has been Danganronpa’s most prominent year for news and announcements in a decade. It is fully expected (though not confirmed) that Spike Chunsoft will soon republish the removed titles, hopefully at somewhat less startling prices. It should also be noted that, for now, Danganronpa 1-2 Reload for PS4 will remain purchasable on the PlayStation Store.
This weekend will see Spike Chunsoft release the latest episode of its behind-the-scenes show Dangan TV, so maybe we’ll hear some more news regarding the cult series soon.