Fans of the Persona franchise have a lot to be excited about, as three Persona spin-offs were announced by Atlus.
The three spin-off titles are Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, and Persona Q2.
'Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night' And 'Persona 5: Dancing Star Night' For The PS4, PS Vita
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, spin-offs of their respective main games in the RPG series, follow the same formula as Persona 4 spin-off, Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which was released on the PlayStation Vita in 2015, is a rhythm game in which players use various Persona 4 characters to dance to music from the entire franchise. Players must hit the right buttons in time with the music to score points and earn in-game money, which can then be used to unlock new items, costumes, and accessories.
Both Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night will be developed by P Studio, which was behind Persona 4: Dancing All Night, so gamers should expect more of the same for these two upcoming spin-offs.
In the announcement trailer for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, the main character is shown dancing with Junpei, Yukari, and Aigis in Persona 3 locations such as the Paulownia Mall and the school rooftop. Meanwhile, in the announcement trailer for Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, the main character is also shown dancing with Ryuji, Ann, and Makoto in Persona 5 locations such as the Shibuya Station Square and one of the game's Palaces.
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night will be released on both the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4. The games will be launched in Japan in spring 2018, and while no specific date has been announced for the United States, they are both expected to see a western release.
'Persona Q2' Also Coming Soon
Persona Q, an RPG released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2014, combines the Persona series with another Atlus franchise, Etrian Odyssey. Persona Q featured chibi versions of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters in a story that saw them pulled into the Etrian Odyssey universe.
Persona Q2 has now been announced, but details are very scarce. There is no specified date even for a Japanese release, and no confirmation that it will follow the footsteps of Persona Q. What is sure, however, is that the game will add Persona 5 characters to the mix, as the teaser website for the RPG features the Take Your Heart logo of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.