Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, has often stated that virtual reality (VR) will find a home in the east due to the fascination with idols and the quick adoption of a variety of anime. One series that has made it’s mark in recent years is Danganronpa, a videogame franchise that has spawned a number of sequels, anime titles and, now, a VR adaptation.
At the first day of Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2015, the annual event currently taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (SCE Hong Kong) revealed a new tech demo for Project Morpheus titled Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial. Currently in development at Spike Chunsoft, the original creators of the franchise, this VR rendition of the videogame series recreates the class trial portion of the first two Danganronpa titles, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, in which the player is tasked with exposing a killer amongst the students.
Sources close to the project have suggested that the character models featured in Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial are based closely on that of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, suggesting that the VR edition may be based on the assets designed for the latest PlayStation Vita release. While unconfirmed, the screenshots of the title suggest that the player will enter the role of Makoto Naegi, the protagonist from the original Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
Cyber Danganronpa VR: Class Trial is playable at SCE Hong Kong’s Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2015 booth, according to Famitsu, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on this new addition to the potential Project Morpheus software catalogue.