Following previous reports of the upcoming Persona 3 and Persona 5 dancing games, new details have now emerged regarding the aforementioned projects. Reportedly, the titles will see a shift in game modes and will take certain elements from the previous Persona rhythm game, Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Persona 3 and Persona 5 Rhythm Games to Feature New Songs
Notably, the anticipated P3 and P5 rhythm games — known as Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, respectively — will allegedly come with new songs. This may come as a breath of fresh air for some fans, especially since P5 boasts of a new soundtrack to the Persona universe all on its own. As to what these new songs are remains unknown. However, how it will play out with the game’s dynamic — especially with P3 being an older title in the franchise — will be interesting to see.
No Story Mode
Another worthwhile feature about the upcoming games is that they will allegedly forego a story mode. Instead, the games will include a new mode that will replace the more streamlined approach of a story mode. Furthermore, the gameplay system will reportedly follow the same backbone of Dancing All Night’s. It’s worth noting, though, that Dancing Moon Night and Dancing Star Night will naturally carry more polished features.
As previously reported, Dancing Moon Night and Dancing Star Night are set to see a release sometime in 2018. The two titles may release simultaneously. Whereas P5 is a more recent release, the inclusion of P3 to the Persona rhythm game world may be a pleasant addition for old and new fans alike.
Besides news of the P3 and P5 rhythm games, Atlus also recently announced a sequel to 2014’s Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. As with the first Persona Q game, Persona Q2 will be available on the Nintendo 3DS. Reports suggest that the sequel may feature the cast of P5 this time around. This is a breakaway from the first Persona Q title, which saw the cast of characters from both P3 and P4 banding together.
Persona 5 Anime
In other Persona news, P5 is set to receive its own anime adaptation. It will allegedly release in 2018. The upcoming P5 anime follows the footsteps of P4, which saw not one, but two anime releases in its lifetime. As it stands, the P5 anime is currently in production by Atlus along with A-1 Pictures.