Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night Get May 24 Release Date

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Persona 3 and Persona 5's dance-game spinoffs come to Japan May 24.
Persona 3 and Persona 5's dance-game spinoffs come to Japan May 24. Atlus

Over the weekend, Atlus debuted two new trailers for Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night. The games will hit PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan on May 24. Atlus has yet to reveal release information for Europe and North America.

The latest trailers for the upcoming Persona spinoffs feature the teammates from S.E.E.S. and the Phantom Thieves showing off their best moves. In case you’ve forgotten how great the music is in Persona 3, the soundtrack’s aged wonderfully, with just as many highlights as P5. Here’s the trailer for P3: Dancing Moon Night. Prepare to fall in love with Akihiko-senpai and want to murder that little dweeb Ken-kun all over again.

We haven’t forgotten the Phantom Thieves! There’s some great alternate costumes in the trailer, including a cheerleading ensemble for Haru and a dashing tuxedo for Yusuke.

The most recent issue of Japan’s gaming weekly Famitsu (via Siliconera) features an interview with Kazuhisa Wada, head of P-Studio, Atlus’s internal team devoted to the Persona series. Wada revealed a few tidbits about the upcoming games, which suggest the team’s sticking to the successful gameplay formula of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, while adding a bit more depth and detail.

According to Famitsu, each character’s movements will be based on a different real-life model, to better capture their distinct personalities. Partner dances will also feature unique choreography for each pairing. There’ll also be more room for character customization, as players will be free to select hair and eye colors as accessories, allowing for greater variety.

Wada also told Famitsu that unlike Dancing All Night, the two new games will be set in “a familiar stage.” It’s not clear if that means the events of each new game will be self-contained within their respective main stories, or whether we can expect some Velvet Room crossover action between casts. Either way, we’re excited to get more time with these characters. Is an Akechi / Yusuke dance-off too much to ask for? A Junpei / Ryuji best-bro boogie makes all kinds of sense, too! That said, while it’s likely these games will make their way abroad eventually, don’t expect to see this one before fall 2018.

Would you like to see Dancing Star Night and Dancing Moon Night come to the West? Which member of the Persona 5 cast do you think has the most impressive moves, and why is it Yusuke? Let us know in the comments!

Persona 5
A Golden-Age JRPG For The Modern Era
Persona 5 brings the franchise’s hallmarks -- deep turn-based combat, Pokémon-esque monster crafting and Japanese high school life -- into the modern console era with impeccable panache.
  • Gripping, twisty-turny story
  • Collect all the waifus!
  • Rapid-fire turn-based combat
  • Infectious soundtrack
  • Literally everything
  • A cat making you go to bed when you're not tired
  • Say goodbye to your actual life
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