It’s a great week to be a Persona fan as Atlus announce two new Dancing All Night spin-off titles, Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, slated to release next year. This news comes alongside the exciting revelation of a sequel to handheld title Persona Q which will be making an appearance on the Nintendo 3DS and the recent announcement of an anime series for the fifth installment in the franchise.
The two games seem to be releasing side-by-side and will feature the casts of Persona 5 and Persona 3 respectively. If the previous dance-themed spin-off, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is anything to go by, the games will be canon additions to the original stories, with the much-loved casts finding a whole new, unconventional way to battle the menacing shadows.
It’s admittedly a strange concept for a game, but those who played the Persona 4 edition will know that the rhythm game actually works surprisingly well. It will be interesting to see what the gameplay is like when the “best RPG of all time” gets the Dancing All Night treatment.
Another interesting development is that both titles will be coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PS Vita, despite Persona 5 being console exclusive and Persona 4: Dancing All Night only releasing on the Vita. Fans who have long-requested more Persona titles coming to the legacy handheld device will be pleased to see that Atlus has not forgotten about them and the possibility of getting an updated Persona 5 on Vita seems more likely than ever.
It seems that the title’s official website has gone up early, alongside the game’s reveal at the Persona Super Live P-Sound Bomb!!!!! 2017 concert. Although the release is currently set for Spring 2018, Atlus have a history with delays when it comes to Persona titles, so it’s best to anticipate possible delays before getting too excited about the nearby release date.
Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night release in Spring 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.