Persona gets groovy with two new rhythm-dancing games

Matt Sayer 3 August 2017 NEWS


Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night will hit PS4 and Vita next year.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Persona first captivated Western audiences with Persona 4 on PS2. Yet in the nine years since the stylish JRPG's launch in 2008, we've seen the Vita remake Persona 4: Golden, the fighting game Persona 4 Arena, the Nintendo 3DS dungeon-crawler Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the rhythm dancing game Persona 4: Dancing All Night and finally the full-blown follow-up Persona 5.

Just in case that wasn't enough Persona for you, we have some good news. Developer Atlus today announced three new Persona games slated to hit Japan next year, starting with a pair of dancing rhythm games in the same vein as Persona 4: Dancing All Night.

First up is Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night:

And next we have Persona 5: Dancing Star Night:

Both games will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, with an expected Japan release date of Autumn 2018. A Western release hasn't been confirmed yet, but given Atlus' recent track record of quick localisations, we expect to hear more soon.

The final game Atlus teased is a sequel to the 3DS-exclusive Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Currently going by the name Persona Q2, the official website features the telltale image of the Phantom Thieves—the sneaky protagonists from Persona 5. This leaves little doubt that Persona Q2 will dig deeper into the adventures of characters like Ryuji, Yusuke and Makoto.

Persona Q2 looks to remain a 3DS exclusive, with no release date yet announced.

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