Too Kyo Games revealed their next project from the trio of Danganronpa veterans leading the studio, Enigma Archives: Rain Code. Publisher Spike Chunsoft announced the new dark mystery game during their latest live stream celebrating Danganronpa’s 10th anniversary.
As reported by Gematsu, Kazutaka Kodaka, Danganronpa’s creator, returns as the scenario writer accompanied by composer Masafumi Takada and character designer Rui Komatsuzaki. They’re all founders of Too Kyo Games, formed in 2017 with Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi. There’s not much to show of their new adventure just yet—both the English and Japanese sites just tease it as a “dark fantasy mystery” from the creative team—but its early screenshots show a lot of what you’d expect from the Danganronpa folks.
Release dates and platforms aren’t confirmed just yet, either, but Enigma Archives seems to be among the four projects Too Kyo announced in 2018. The studio’s anime and game works, Akuma Drive and World’s End Club have since gotten their own reveals, leaving Enigma Archives and another mystery title from Kodaka and Uchikoshi to fill those last spots. Its 2018 concept art still looks quite similar to what the live stream’s viewers saw today.
Looks like this is "Project #4", announced back when Too Kyo Games launched in 2018. It was described as a Spike Chunsoft x Too Kyo Games project which Kodaka has been developing since before he left Spike. Here's the original 2018 concept art. pic.twitter.com/QJVOetuNx6
— Danganronpa Wiki (@danganronpawiki) November 27, 2021
All of this went down during the Danganronpa 10th Anniversary Event: Ultimate Class Reunion online broadcast, but if you want to see it for yourself you’ll have to wait until it’s no longer locked behind a pricey paywall. It’s all in anticipation for the December 3 launch of Danganronpa Decadence, a Switch repackaging of the three main games plus the addition of a very bizarre, microtransaction riddled Ultimate Summer Camp. Kinda wild I can pay $30 to watch a stream for clips of my $20 game that still uses even more real-world cash to progress, I’m not super impressed by the direction even if I can collect in-game currency.
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Regardless, I’m still eager to see more of what the talent from a beloved murder mystery series can do once they depart from Danganronpa’s shackles. The art and atmosphere at least look like an ode to some of those titles I absolutely adored, but I’m honestly quite tired of squeezing everything out of Monokuma. Let the bear rest.