The Biggest PS4 Games to Play in 2017
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Following a spinoff that bridged the gap between the first two games, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will be the first new numbered entry in the series in three years. It's also the first game in the series to be developed from the get-go with a console (PS4) in mind--although by also coming to Vita, it seems unlikely the console's extra horsepower will be leveraged in any meaningful way. But in a game like Danganronpa, which hinges almost exclusively on the strength of its writing, that doesn't really matter. Developer Spike Chunsoft has proven itself capable of coming up with a compelling group of characters multiple times now, which bodes well for V3's batch of 16 newcomers.
The basic premise here is familiar: Students who are exceptional in some way are locked in a school and only allowed to leave if they can murder someone and get through a trial without being caught. But the setting has changed along with the entire cast, save for cover star/murderous-bear-thing Monokuma. Mechanically, class trials will have some new elements, including more mini-games and team-based debates, all of which should help to keep things fresh. But all we really need is another well-told story for V3 to warrant enthusiasm.