If you’ve been thinking of picking up digital versions of Danganronpa titles, particularly on PlayStation Vita, you’ll want to act sooner rather than later. Publisher NIS America has announced that multiple entries in the visual novel franchise will be taken off the PlayStation Store in September without any obvious reason why.
The first of which will actually take place on 31st August 2020 when Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will no longer be purchasable on PS Vita. As for Sony’s second handheld system, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will also be taken off the store on 4th September 2020. Meanwhile, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is losing its digital version on both PS Vita and PlayStation 4 from 25th September 2020.
It doesn’t look like the Danganronpa 1&2 Reload remaster has been affected by this, but the thinking from fans is that these titles will be republished by Spike Chunsoft itself. So they may go away for a little bit, but this probably doesn’t mean the end to digital copies of Danganronpa games completely. However, making a move now will guarantee you access them.