As Danganronpa celebrates its 10th anniversary, not every announcement has been a positive one. Announced by NIS America today was a notice regarding some of the Danganronpa games released on both the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4. The publisher claims that certain Danganronpa games "will no longer be available for purchase from NIS America" soon, and that they will be pulled from sale. The PlayStation Vita releases of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Goodbye Despair, Killing Harmony, and Ultra Despair Girls are to be removed from sale, with the first game, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls the first of which to be taken down, on August 31, 2020.
While no actual reason was given as to why these games are being de-listed, the most likely cause is related to the rights to publish the series. Barring the mobile and Steam versions of the games, NIS America localized and published Danganronpa franchise titles, until Spike Chunsoft opened its own western publishing studio. However, despite the fact that Danganronpa 1.2 Reload, a collection of the first two games, was also published by NIS America, it isn't included in the list of games that will be removed.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will be pulled on September 4th, while Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will be delisted for both PS4 and PSV on September 25th. Whether these games will be re-released or re-published on the same platforms through Spike Chunsoft in North America and Europe is yet to be announced.