Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair released with day-1 Linux support

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The second entry in the Danganronpa series of games has been released today with day-1 Linux support. Players can expect even more murder-mystery, expanded gameplay and general zaniness.

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I played through quite a bit of the first title when it came out on Linux a few months ago and, overall, enjoyed the experience. It’s a blend of very Japanese tropes packaged into a visual novel-style format with a good measure of interactive portions that include exploration and investigation of murders. It’s a mix that I felt worked rather well and the various cases were somewhat reminiscent to the gameplay of the Ace Attorney series. These are somewhat chaotic affairs where one must use logic and evidence to convince your peers and arrive at the truth, all the while the game throws narrative curveballs at you.

Danganronpa 2 holds fast to the murder mystery and high school student cast aspects of the original’s plot and characters. The setting is moved to a tropical island and the gameplay mechanics have been expanded and refined, according to reviews of the the original non-PC version. It’s probably a safe bet to say that fans of the original will enjoy the sequel. Not to mention that things seem rather more over the top this time around. As much as I’d love to hop in and try it for myself right away, the massive backlog of games that are competing for my time has a higher priority.

I hope that more Japanese developers are encouraged to bring their games to Linux since I feel that this is a niche in which we’re currently lacking. Spike Chunsoft have stated that they're watching sales to see if they’ll port over more games and hopefully that includes the possibility of Linux versions as well.

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Jabberwock Island – once a popular tourist destination, this now uninhabited island remains oddly pristine. You and your classmates at the elite Hope's Peak Academy have been brought to this island by your super-cute teacher for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” Everyone seems to be having fun in the sun...until Monokuma returns to restart his murderous game! Trapped on this island of mutual killing, your only hope of escape rests in solving the island’s mysteries. But be warned—sometimes the truth can be its own despair…

You can grab Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on Steam Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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7 comments

Keyrock 19 Apr, 2016
Insta-buy. I hope they port Zero Escape in the future. :D
kazriko 19 Apr, 2016
Love this game. I already finished it on Vita, but it was my #2 game for all of 2014, behind the first game in the series.
Saladien 19 Apr, 2016
great, buying it.
PublicNuisance 19 Apr, 2016
Love me some visual novels.
mulletdeath 19 Apr, 2016
Considering the niche nature of these titles I hope the Linux sales can convince them we're worth the effort... I'm not personally interested in this particular VN but love the genre and most things Japanese and am extremely irritated with how few great Japanese games get a Linux version. It would not be okay if Spike Chunsoft decided it wasn't worth it because that would set a precedent for other companies considering bringing their games to Linux like them. "Why support Linux? It didn't do much for Spike Chunsoft!"


Last edited by mulletdeath on 19 April 2016 at 2:45 pm UTC
Leerdeck 19 Apr, 2016
Goddammit! I haven't finished the first one and there is also Darkest Dungeon... and I didn't even started Hyper Light Drifter! I wish I had more time to play all these games. I can't keep up with all these promising titles. :-/
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