Persona 3 and Persona 5 Dancing games will have new songs, story mode replacement [Update 2]

New tidbits from Weekly Famitsu.

Persona 5: Dancing Star Night

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has new details on Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, which were recently announced as due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan in spring 2018.

Here are the tidbits:

  • Atlus is making the best of the experience it gained developing Persona 4: Dancing All Night in polishing the visuals, action, and every other element of the two new Dancing titles.
  • There will be completely new songs.
  • There will be a new mode that replaces story mode.
  • The PlayStation 4 version of each game will run at 60 frames per second.
  • The gameplay system will follow that of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, but with brush-ups, additions, and removals.
  • They want to introduce crazy elements and colorful elements that cannot be done in the main story.
  • All of the members of the Atlus Sound Team are participating.

Thanks, Ryokutya2089 and Games Talk.

Update 7:25 a.m.: A few new details have come in.

  • Confirmed songs for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night include “Burn My Dread,” “Mass Destruction,” and “Heartful Cry.”
  • Confirmed songs for Persona 5: Dancing Star Night include “Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There,” “Last Surprise,” and “Life Will Change.”
  • Producer ‎Kazuhisa Wada: “Character models are enhanced compared to Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and we’re being even more particular about dance motions.”
  • Wada: “This is the first time we created models of the Persona 3 characters with realistic body proportions. The impact of that is quite big.”
  • Composer Ryota Koduka: “Deep and serious stories will develop through these games, but we want to put in crazy elements and colorful elements that cannot be done in the main story.”

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

Update 8/9/17 at 4:05 a.m. Here is a new screenshot of Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and scan preview of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, via Famitsu.

Persona 5: Dancing Star Night

Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night

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