Persona 4: Dancing All Night

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Persona 4 Dancing All Night logo.png
Developer(s) Atlus
Dingo Inc.
Publisher(s) Atlus
Director(s) Kazuhisa Wada
Producer(s) Kazuhisa Wada
Artist(s) Shigenori Soejima
Composer(s) Ryota Koduka
Shoji Meguro
Series Megami Tensei (Main)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (Sub-series)
Platform(s) PlayStation Vita
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Rhythm game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution PlayStation Vita card

Persona 4: Dancing All Night (ペルソナ4 ダンシングオールナイト Perusona 4: Danshingu Ōru Naito?) is an upcoming rhythm game developed and published by Atlus, with assistance from Dingo.[1] It is a spinoff of the Persona series, which in itself is a subset of the Megami Tensei series, and features the cast of Persona 4.

Story[edit]

The story takes place half a year after the end of Persona 4. Since then, Rise Kujikawa has returned to the world of entertainment. New rumors begin spreading that "at midnight, if you see a strange video playing on a certain site, you are transported to the 'other side' and will never wake up again," members of the J-Pop idol group "Kanamin Kitchen", which includes new character Kanami Mashita, are disappearing. In the game, players engage in a "dance battle" with the Shadows in the mysterious world of the "Midnight Stage."[2]

Yu Narukami, returning to Inaba, responds to Rise's cry for help, and eventually reforms the Investigation Team in order to solve the new crisis.[1][3]

Development[edit]

Persona 4: Dancing All Night was announced alongside Persona 5 and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on November 24, 2013 during an Atlus event in Japan.[4][5] The game is being developed by the combination of Atlus and Dingo, the latter being chosen for their work in the similar gameplay of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series. A North American release was later announced for 2015.[2] During Tokyo Game Show 2014, it was announced that the Japanese version would also be released in 2015, when it was previously announced to be released in Fall 2014.[6]

The soundtrack is being directed by series regular, Shoji Meguro, with original compositions by him and Ryota Koduka. The game will feature over 30 tracks, including remixes of previous songs in the franchise by popular artists such as Tetsuya Komuro and Daisuke Asakura.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://p-atlus.jp/p4d/
  2. ^ a b Hardin, John (February 25, 2014). "Persona 5 and More Confirmed for PS3 in North America". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Persona 4: Dancing All Night story, characters detailed". Gematsu. December 2, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (November 24, 2013). "Persona 5 coming to Japan winter 2014, spin-off titles announced". Polygon. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Moriarty, Colin (November 24, 2013). "Persona 4: Dancing All Night Announced For PlayStation Vita". IGN. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Romano, Sal. "Persona 4: Dancing All Night delayed to 2015". Game. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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