At long last, Atlus has announced a release date for Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight: Dec. 4.
For those unfamiliar with either of these titles (or their predecessor, Persona 4: Dancing All Night), then know that these are spin-offs of their respective games and not wholly tied into overall lore. Rather than fighting shadows, these games have its characters dancing to the various songs that helped make the games so memorable.
The announcement doesn’t detail which exact songs fans can expect in either game, but with a promise of tracks by Shoji Meguro, composed by Ryota Kozuka, as well as remixes by ATOLS, Lotus Juice, ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo / block.fm), Jazztronik and more, you can be sure that you’ll be dancing for hours.
That said, just because these are dancing game doesn’t mean that they will be completely devoid of what makes their source material so special. Included in both Dancing in Moonlight and Dancing in Starlight will be a social aspect that can be used to deepen your bonds with the characters and earn various rewards (items, costumes, etc.) upon completion. Furthermore, you can listen to these conversations in either English or Japanese, along with English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish subtitles.
Both games will be available separately on the PlayStation 4 ($59.99) and PlayStation Vita ($39.99), but will also come in a special “Endless Night Collection” that features both games along with a digital download for Persona 4: Dancing All Night for $99.99 on the PS4 and $69.99 on the PS Vita. Do be aware, however, that regardless of which edition you get, they will all be digital-only if purchased on the Vita.
Also, as a reminder, this game had (or has) a set of free DLC that was steadily released until August (not clear if this means August on the dot or at the end of it). While folks over in the West will likely get the same content, it’s unclear if they will be included in the base game or they’ll have to follow a similar release schedule.
To reiterate, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight are due out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Dec. 4.
Check out the announcement trailers below: