Persona 3 and 5’s Dancing Games Will Not Have a Story Mode

August 8, 2017 Written by Elizabeth Henges

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The latest issue of Famitsu has more information on the two newly announced Persona spin-off titles, Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night. There’s a lot of new information to digest here, but one of the main takeaways is that there will not be a story mode for these titles, instead having another mystery mode that will replace it. Sounds like these Persona titles won’t be canon!

Here’s more information from Famitsu, translated by Gematsu:

  • 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.

The new Persona spin-off titles sound promising, with the development team looking to learn from Persona 4: Dancing All Night and making improvements with Dancing Moon Night and Dancing Star Night.

If the dancing games interest you, take a first look at the new titles in action with their announcement trailers here. Also, check our Persona 4 Dancing All Night review to see what has preceded these two titles.

Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night will release Spring 2018 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

(Source: Famitsu via Gematsu)