Weekly Famitsu, courtesy of Gematsu, had an interview with New Danganronpa V3’s Kazutaka Kodaka, the game’s director and creator of the series.
Kodaka revealed that when deciding whether to make a sequel or a new title, Spike Chunsoft decided upon both, since there was divided opinion in the studio.
The “V” in “V3 stands for victory, and the game will have the same flow as past titles, though production is on another level.
Additionally, Kodaka revealed some of the gameplay aspects of V3, including two new modes: Panic Debate and Scrum Debate. Scrum Debate divides the debate into two side with two different opinions on the events. Scrum Debate is something Spike Chunsoft plans on revealing info on later. Meanwhile, the studio is adding “lie bullets,” where you’ll need to fabricate one to defeat your opponent.
The social aspect has also changed; instead of socializing with one classmate, you can now go out and converse with several.
Finally, Kodaka teased the main character and location of the killing game. He said that the three characters on the main visual are three of ten who will take part in the killing game, though he won’t reveal who is the main protagonist. The game will take place in a school surrounded by a cage, which sits within a garden along with a hotel.
We’ve also been given some new screenshots of the game, thanks to niche gamer, which you can check out below.
New Danganronpa V3 is set to release in 2016 in Japan.