Publisher NIS America has announced on their blog that multiple entries from the Danganrongpa franchise will no longer be available from the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, the reason why the visual novel games are being taken away from the PlayStation Store has not been disclosed. However, they do give fans an update on when to expect the digital versions of the game to be delisted from the PlayStation Store.
The first game will be Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girl on the PS Vita that will be removed on the 31st August. Soon afterwards, on the 4th September Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on the PS Vita will be delisted. Then finally both PS4 and PS Vita versions of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will be taken off the PlayStation Store on September 25th.
It appears that the PS4 version of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girl will still be available from the PlayStation Store and that Danganronpa 1&2 Reload will be unaffected by these changes as well.
Interestingly, the blog states:
“Select Danganronpa titles on the PlayStation™Store will no longer be available for purchase from NIS America.”
Possibly, the keywords from that sentence are from “NIS America”. The Danganronpa games are developed by Spike Chunsoft. The Steam versions are published by Spike Chunsoft themselves. Perhaps, Spike Chunsoft will re-publish the games on PlayStation Store in the near future. Fingers crossed, not all hope might be lost yet. Either way, physical editions of these games do exist. However, some entries are harder than others to pick up for a reasonable price.
Will you be picking up any of the digital versions of the Danganronpa games before they are delisted from the PlayStation Store? Puhuhuhu!
Source: NIS America