Anime archetypes and evil remote-controlled bears engage in a murderous battle of wits in Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
, a visual novel set for release next year on the PlayStation Vita. Publisher NIS America sets the stage this week with an array of new screenshots, along with the introductory trailer above.
finds a group of high school students trapped in an academy headed up by Monokuma, a two-faced bear that sounds like an unhinged cross between Persona 4
's Teddie and a Prinny from the Disgaea series. The only way to win Monokuma's deadly game is to kill a fellow student and not be identified as the murderer in a group-led courtroom trial afterward, under penalty of execution.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
will premiere at retail in North America and digitally via PSN on February 11, 2014.