Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka is stepping away from the franchise a bit to work on Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE, a totally original game. Many people were surprised to Kodaka turn to something new instead of a fresh Danganronpa installment, but in a new interview, we found out why that’s the case.

Twinfinite interviewed Kodaka to find out what pushed him to move away from Danganronpa for the time being, and it turns out he was just interested in trying out something new. That said, he’s certainly open to returning to Danganronpa at some point down the line.

“I wanted to make a new IP, and Spike Chunsoft wasn’t pushing for a Danganronpa sequel, so I decided to go with it. To be honest, if ask Spike Chunsoft whether I should make a new Danganronpa title, they might say yes, so I didn’t ask (Laughs).

It’s not like I don’t want to make another Danganronpa game, but I have a lot of ideas and want to create something new. Someday I may go back, maybe. Danganronpa is more of a niche game, and now I’m working on a bigger one, but it’d be cool to go back to Danganronpa at some point afterward.”

[Kazutaka Kodaka]

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1+ y ago

Omg I can't wait for this I've been waiting for like another danganronpa to come out