Following the announcement of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night last week, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1497 features new information on the games, including information that there will be brand new original music like in Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and a replacement for that game’s story mode.
Update (2017-08-08): Hachima Kikou has provided further details, including the initial songs revealed to be featured in the game, added to the bottom of this post.
- 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 original story.
- All of the members of the Atlus Sound Team are participating.
- 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.”
Confirmed music for the track list of both games are:
- Burn My Dread
- Mass Destruction
- Heartful Cry
- Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
- Last Surprise
- Life Will Change
The upcoming issue of Famitsu will be released in Japan on August 10, 2017.
Relatedly, the Atlus 2016 consumer survey included this question as question #18:
Q18: Because you have played Persona 4: Dancing All Night [an answer chosen previously], choose one that applies from the following.
Two possible answers: “A: It was good more as a story-oriented game,” and “B: It was good more as a rhythm game.” One option among 4 must be chosen, relating to whether you think P4D was closer to A or B.
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night will be released in Japan for the PS Vita and PS4 in spring 2018.