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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc looks like its coming to Linux

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Update: Looks like it's real and will be announced soon!

Danganronpa looks like an interesting anime styled detective game. With a lot of mystery, interesting quirky characters and a little case of death. The characters seem to only be rendered in 2D but environments seem to differ between both 2D and 3D.

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The current Danganronpa Steam page doesn't show Linux support, but if you go to SteamDB it shows Linux file names in the history.

Quote413413/config/oslist: linux
413413/encryptedmanifests/ag_dev/encrypted_gid_2: C96314AB95A673D69E4CA6281CA40912
413413/encryptedmanifests/ag_dev/encrypted_size_2: 7D9A74561AD07EE819D8B7F80E675C4B
413413/name: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Depot (Linux)
440400/dlcappid: 440400
440400/manifests/public: 2636537917979704778
440400/maxsize: 319387801
440400/name: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - Soundtrack (440400) Depot

Don’t get to excited yet. I bought the game and downloaded it excitedly but got the dreaded “Missing executable” error, and found out it only downloaded the music. I checked SteamDB again and checked Depots, Mac and Windows have a file size of about 2-3gb's, where as Linux has no size and the extra info tells us it's encrypted.

SteamDB only shows Windows and Mac, but only showed Windows until a couple of days ago, but has had the "linuxclienticon" for several months.

Either way it looks like it'll only be a matter of time before its out on Linux even without any public announcement of it coming yet.

About the game:
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... 

This game also has an anime series and the sequel is coming soon!

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Keyrock 18 February 2016 at 7:40 pm UTC
Oh man, please let this be true. I've heard a lot of good things about the Danganropa games and I love murder mystery games. I mean, I'm not usually into visual novels, but this series kind of goes above and beyond a typical visual novel.

Last edited by Keyrock on 18 February 2016 at 7:42 pm UTC
sakurazuka 18 February 2016 at 7:54 pm UTC
Now this is BIG
Yasser 18 February 2016 at 8:01 pm UTC
go go go
Cestarian 18 February 2016 at 8:22 pm UTC
That is superb news, A big visual novel title that also offers the original japanese voice acting being ported to linux; Japanese titles are pretty rare over here so this makes me happy. Word of advice; Don't watch the anime, I hear it spoils the entire game (but there will be a sequel as well)

Let's not disappoint, if this game really gets published on Linux, it has to sell to open the eyes of other Japanese publishers to the potential of publishing on Linux, I mean this is a subsidiary of none other than Kadokawa Dwango, that corporation is huge and has some pretty crazy subsidiaries in both anime and gaming worlds (Enterbrain are known for game engine development in japan, FromSoftware is also a kadokawa dwango subsidiary, we all know them very well too, they might be sellouts sometimes but man wouldn't it be nice if they went the cross platform route somewhere down the line...)

Last edited by Cestarian on 18 February 2016 at 8:32 pm UTC
coolbober 18 February 2016 at 9:35 pm UTC
Hmmm.... Not for me....
Cestarian 18 February 2016 at 9:50 pm UTC
By the way, there's a thread on their steam forums, dev implied that this will be announced officially soon.
Ignis 18 February 2016 at 10:04 pm UTC
ChloeWolfieGirl 18 February 2016 at 10:22 pm UTC
I also want to add, I asked about linux on twitter, and got this reply
QuoteLinux version is feature complete! We’re just testing a plethora of rigs before release for a smooth ride
sakurazuka 18 February 2016 at 10:49 pm UTC
Yay! Then first - day buy!
adolson 19 February 2016 at 2:51 am UTC
What is the appeal of this game? I'm being told it's a visual novel; ok, well, I don't care to read books on my TV screen. Then I'm told it's a murder mystery, and then I'm interested... But wtf is that thing talking in the trailer?

Why do visual novels have to always have such whacked out characters and insane art? I don't get it.

A lot of anime does this kind of thing too. So and so is a school boy who is hunting down his father's killer but he is also a demon and has an arm that is made of wood and he can fly and blah blah blah blah... Ta-da! Visual novel / anime of the week.
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