Spike Chunsoft revealed their streaming guidelines for their newest visual novel adventure title Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC on September 26 in North America and September 29 in Europe.
It seems Spike Chunsoft will only be allowing streams showing content up until the first class trial in an active push to “avoid spoilers”. Once the player reaches the trial broadcasting will be stopped. Furthermore, those who decide to ignore the warning and stream or post video of the later sections will be taken down by Spike Chunsoft.
Currently, western publisher NISA is working with the developer to sort out a proper timeframe that players will be able to stream the game past the aforementioned section, but at this time this is what Spike Chunsoft wants.
The streamable sections of the game include the prologue and Chapter 1 which equates to roughly 4 hours of gameplay, if not more. Fans of the series might be disappointed with this move, but Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is more or less a visual novel with a plot that is full of twists and easy-to-spoil material. However, streaming could allow for a new player base to discover the series through their favorite streamers, so this move has its pros and cons.
Recently, Atlus was met with some harsh fan feedback when they revealed that Persona 5 will have streaming guidelines up until a certain part of the game. However, it seems some fans just ignored this and streamed it anyway, which they might do with Danganronpa V3 with hopes they won’t get taken down by Spike Chunsoft.
With all this said, if you are a fan that is actively trying avoid spoilers it’s best attempt to avoid this media on your own. Also, well done for avoiding spoilers up until this point, I personally had to mute a few Twitter friends who imported the Japanese copy.
If you’d like to know more about Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony you can check out our review.