During the recent concert for Atlus’ Persona series, three spin-off titles were announced at the event for 2018. The first two games are Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, and the third game is Persona Q2.
The first two major announcements at the event were Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, two rhythm games based on the 2014 title Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which was co-developed by Dingo. The games themselves featured remixed songs from the parent games where players will have dance battles against shadows. The original dancing game was set one year after the events of Persona 4 – no details on whether this would be case in the two new games have been confirmed.
The two games will be releasing on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in Spring 2018.
Here is the announcement video for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night:
And here is the announcement video for Persona 5: Dancing Star Night:
For the Persona Q2 announcement, not much details were revealed other than the website’s launch. The website has the logo of the Phantom Thieves from Persona 5 with a stylistic look. The game will release on the Nintendo 3DS.
The first Persona Q title launched in mid 2014 on the Nintendo 3DS as Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The game is a crossover title featuring characters from Persona 4 and Persona 5 collaborating with each other in the JRPG, developed by the Atlus team behind Etrian Odyssey.
The Persona series started off in 1996 on the PlayStation as a spin off in the Megami Tensei. Titled Megami Ibunroku Persona, or Revelations: Persona in the west, the game featured a series of high school characters who could summon a persona, a physical representation of their personality. The game received positive reviews and is considered as a hit. Since then, 3 main line games were released and numerous spin offs, re-releases and adaptations. Persona 2 released in 1999 and was made up of two games:Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. The game was a success in Japan but the game failed to receive good international support. The next game wouldn’t release until 2006 on the PlayStation 2. Persona 3 was a massive hit in both Japan and overseas selling over 500,000 units worldwide. Persona 4 followed the same path of success in 2008. The latest main line title is 2016’s Persona 5, releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to similar acclaim. with over 1.5 Million copies sold worldwide. The series has also seen numerous spin-offs, adaptations and direct sequels.
Three new Persona spin-off titles are in development by Atlus and will be released in 2018. Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night for the PS4 and Vita, and Persona Q2 for the 3DS.
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