Friday, March 3, 2017

SPIKE CHUNSOFT Unveils Fire Pro Wrestling World, Danganronpa Series Game Launch Dates and More at First-ever Western Gathering During GDC 2017



Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd., at their first-ever Western press event last night, revealed several new projects and confirmed North American and European launch dates for its most popular franchises and games. Leading the evening’s line up of exciting unveilings was fan favorite, Fire Pro Wrestling World. After a 10-year hiatus, director Tomoyuki Matsumoto’s Fire Pro Wresting World brings the hit franchise to Windows PC and PlayStation 4, with Steam Early Access confirmed for this Summer. Building upon the core gameplay, the game will offer improved graphics, updated features and online matchmaking connecting players from around the world.




Announcements for the hit Danganronpa series included: Windows PC releases for Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, set to launch July 27 and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will release September 26; and a VR prelude to the upcoming PS4 game Danganronpa 1 • 2 Reload, titled Cyber Danganronpa: The Class Trial, which will be free for PlayStation Plus members for PlayStation VR in North America and Europe on March 7 and March 10, respectively.




Director and writer Kotaro Uchikoshi revealed his new project, code-named Psync, alongside details for Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, a collection which includes HD remasters of the award-winning, room escape visual novel games Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), as well as the sequel to 999, Virtue’s Last Reward, which will launch March 24 for Windows PC.




The company also announced that the critically acclaimed visual novel game 428: Shibuya Scramble will at last be released in Western territories on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in early 2018.

We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that our titles have enjoyed in the west, and are honored by the reception from the media about our upcoming portfolio of games,” said Mitsutoshi Sakurai, President & CEO for Spike Chunsoft Co. Ltd. “The exciting return of Fire Pro Wrestling and 428, along with games from the Danganronpa series, The Nonary Games collection and Project Psync are just the beginning. We’re dedicated to localizing even more games in the future and want to hear what fans want next!"