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Persona 5, Persona 4: Dancing all Night Coming to North America in 2015

February 25, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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It’s a big day for fans of the Persona series, with Atlus USA confirming that Persona 5 and Persona 4: Dancing All Night will be coming to North America in 2015, while Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is set for release in Fall 2014.

Here’s some details and videos for the upcoming Persona titles:

Persona 5 (PS3) – 2015, Official Website

This is it. The big one. The latest true continuation of the award-winning Persona series will make its debut in North America on the PlayStation 3 in 2015.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) – Fall 2014

Arc System Works is bringing the sequel to the award-winning tournament fighter Persona 4 Arena to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 in 2014! A few days after the P-1 Grand Prix concludes in the first Arena title, the city of Inaba gets enveloped in a thick red fog and Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis are shown as prisoners on the Midnight Channel. The Investigation Team from Persona 4 and former SEES from Persona 3 must once again fight to their limits in the new P-1 Climax tournament to rescue them and finally uncover the true culprit behind the deadly tournaments.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will improve on the award-winning fighting game formula with battle-altering 1-hit special attacks and new characters, including Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3 and a brand new character, Sho Minazuki. Not a lot is known about Sho other than his goofy nature and being an unstoppable force in both puns and combat. Two swords, two scars on his face, red hair and red mist in Inaba? Surely it can’t be coincidence that he’s standing in the way of the Investigation Team. And to make matters worse, it seems he can control a Persona…

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita) – 2015, Official Website

Funky Student isn’t funky enough to bust a move with Rise and the rest of the Persona 4 crew in Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. The summer following the events in Persona 4 sees Rise return to Inaba after spending the summer back in her old life as an idol. After hearing rumors about the Midnight Stage, she checks a certain website at midnight and sees a mysterious movie clip and, you guessed it, winds up on the “other side.” Worse yet, she finds out her junior idol peers from the group Kanamin Kitchen are missing as well. She has no choice but to send an SOS to the Investigation Team to help rescue the missing idols.

Not even Riddle-senpai could have seen this twist coming: Normal battle tactics don’t work against the Shadows on the Midnight Stage, but dancing does! Rise, the Protagonist, and the rest of the Investigation Team will have to dance their way to victory. 30 pulse-thumping tracks make up the new Persona Sound in this rhythm-based action game. P4DAN is made in collaboration with Dingo Inc., the company behind Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA (PlayStation Portable).

Naoto Hiraoka, President and CEO, talked a little about Persona:

The Persona series is one of the most progressive, mature role playing game franchises in the world, and a cornerstone of what makes Atlus a great video game company. The latest ventures into the worlds of Persona 3 and 4 give new perspective and depth to some of gaming’s most incredible characters, and the new games have a wide enough breadth to be enthralling for newcomers to the series.

Expect more details about all these titles in the next few months.

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