With all this talk of Danganronpa in the Game of the Year deliberations, I've decided it's finally time to share my latest dumb fan creation with the Giant Bomb community (you might previously know me as the weird guy who made those Deadly Premonition playing cards and turned Drew into an alpaca).
So, 6 months ago, I started this small little project called "Danganwrestling." It was born out of a desire to make a silly Danganronpa-themed story with the WWE 2K14 Story Designer, not unlike classic tales such as "Time Rock" and "Ghost Problems."
The premise of the story was rather simple: Monokuma takes over the WWE, brings over some characters from Danganronpa, and forces them to play a new killing game with the WWE Superstars.
But, holy crap, I got a little bit ambitious and things got crazy.
I just finished the final episode a few days ago, and the project has evolved far beyond what I had originally intended. By episode 4, I was frustrated by the limitations of the WWE 2K14 Story Designer and I went out and made it into a freakin' visual novel (in video form, of course). In episode 5, I recreated the trial system from Danganronpa, including Non-Stop Debates and an execution sequence (oh, and a little Phoenix Wright thrown in there, too). This is why it took 6 months! Hopefully it's unlike any video game wrestling story you've ever seen before.
I'll summarize a few plot points to hopefully pique your interest:
- In episode 2, John Cena faces his shadow self and unlocks the ability to summon Izanagi from Persona 4.
- Monokuma teams up with Sagat and Triple H to ensure that a murder takes place in the WWE Universe.
- Athena Cykes from the Ace Attorney series has to defend Goldust after he is accused of murder.
- Episode 3 is named "Ghost Problems" in tribute to the legendary series.
- Roman Reigns recovers from his incarcerated hernia thanks to the cast of Danganronpa 2
- Brock Lesnar's Jimmy John's sponsorship factors heavily into the narrative.
- The series documents a fictional account of Cody Rhodes's transformation into Stardust.
- The Halloween episode is about Dean Ambrose's search for Hatsune Miku after his encounter with her at Hell in a Cell this year.
Here's a few screenshots from the series:
So, yeah...if you're a fan of Danganronpa, wrestling, or want to learn about either, please check out Danganwrestling. Be warned, though, as the series features major spoilers for Danganronpa 1. If you're questioning why this thing exists in the first place...blame Alex for starting the Powerbombcast and getting me to watch wrestling again.