Atlus PrE3 2018 Day 2 - Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Coming West

06/07/2018 - 12:45 | By: Robert Grosso

Yesterday, Atlus announced that they would be revealing two games in preparation for E3 this year. This morning, it seems likely that those two games are both Persona dancing titles.

The games in question, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (P3D and P5D) have already been released in Japan late last month. Today, it was announced that the pair of games will be coming to Europe and the Americas in 2019.

In P3D and P5D, players will be able to dance to dozens of fan-favorite songs and remixes from the original Persona 3 and Person 5 games. Most of the songs have been arranged by Shoji Meguro and composer Ryota Kozuka, but it will feature remixes from several Japanese artists such as ATOLS, Lotus Juice, Jazztronik, and tofubeats.


Players will progress through the game, unlocking songs, dancers, dance partners and costumes to fully customize their experience. Similar to the Dance Dance Revolution titles, players will need to time their button presses with on-screen prompts in time with the music. As you complete specified songs and mission objectives, players will also unlock "social" event scenes between characters. Similar to the core Persona titles, these social scenes will offer fun interactions between different characters, deepening their relationships and even unlocking some new items as a reward.

In addition to these social links, auto-play mode allows you to just simply enjoy the music and choreography of the characters in a pre-made dance routine. Autoplay does not count for progression through the game, however.

Both games will feature all of the songs included in their original Japanese versions, as well as a full English dub, dual audio options, and English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles.

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2019.

What are your thoughts on P3D and P5D? Looking forward to doing some dancing? Leave your comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our E3 2018 coverage here


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