Danganronpa Shadow Dropping on Xbox is the Biggest News of the Day


Oh, hello there. How are you? Looking for important gaming news on this here January 18, 2022? Something specifically involving Microsoft and Xbox? Well, look no further, because Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc shadow dropped on Xbox and Game Pass, and what could possibly be bigger than that?

Developer Spike Chunsoft announced last night the first game in its murder mystery visual novel series has made its way to another platform, meaning you can get it pretty much anywhere now. The game runs for $14.99, which is a good price all things considered. But it’s also freely available on Game Pass for both Xbox and PC. So if you haven’t started this stellar series, what are you waiting for? Hop to it.

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We’ll see when Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony eventually make their way to Xbox, but it would also be nice to see Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls come to the system, as it’s the only game in the series that was omitted from a mobile or Switch release. While it’s nice to see Xbox get a taste of Monokuma’s despair, I generally prefer the series on handheld, so PlayStation Vita and mobile are where I’d most recommend these games. I thought the Switch port would’ve been a new definitive version to play these murder mysteries, but that port had some technical issues that made it harder to recommend. It’s still a serviceable port, but Nintendo’s system has some noticeable chugging not found elsewhere.

If you end up hopping onto this train on Xbox, do be aware that the series has some fractured marketing, and that it’s not as simple as going from one numbered game to the next, and the companies involved in bringing it over to the west haven’t done much to alleviate any confusion.