Japanese games are a special type of weird. You get the insanity of designers like Suda51 and SWERY driving an industry that prides itself on mashing together genres in ways that really shouldn’t work, but they wind up doing so anyways.
Enter Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, a Playstation Vita release from NIS that takes the legal drama of Phoenix Wright and transplants it into a private school that’s run by a demonic bear. Oh, and the school is the site of a series of grisly murders, and the students must hold a kangaroo court to try and finger the killer, lest the aforementioned demon bear punish them all with the appropriately Japanese-styled hell.
The launch trailer below outlines some of the lunacy, but I’m sure the game proper will deliver even more distinctly Japanese-flavored insanity than most Western brains can handle.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is out now for Playstation Vita.