4Gamer has written a summary of the first retailer located public demo for Persona 4: Dancing All Night which took place yesterday at Bic Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi shop, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM JST.
This follows the very first demo event for the rhythm game, which was at the Spring Headphone Festival 2015.
The demo version of Persona 4: Dancing All Night that was prepared for the public demo event consists of the game’s “Free Dance” mode, with four songs available: “Dance!” (Yu Narukami), “Junes Theme (complete version)” (Nanako Dojima), “Shadow World” (Kanami Mashita), and “Pursuing My True Self” (Rise Kujikawa). Partners and costumes could not be selected for a song, but three of the four difficulty levels were available: “Easy,” “Normal,” and “Hard.”
Much like at the Spring Headphone Festival 2015 event, the four DENON headphones highlighted in the collaboration were made available for people to play with, connected to PlayStation Vita handhelds.
The 4Gamer editor from last month’s preview was at the venue to play the game and write a report, choosing to play “Junes Theme (complete version)” on “Normal” difficulty.
Like last time, they had good things to say about the rhythm gameplay. As a reminder, “notes” appear at the center of the screen and move radially to overlap with the six button input targets at the edges of the screen. Depending on the timing of one’s button press as the notes meet the targets, the player will get a rating of “GOOD,” “GREAT,” or “PERFECT.” If notes are missed, the color of the “Groovy Gauge” at the top of the screen will change, eventually becoming red when the game is over and a “NOT CLEAR” result is obtained.
There was a noticeable appearance of women at the venue.
Players were only able to play a single song at the event, even if they failed a song early, so it was recommended to either choose the “Easy” or “Normal” difficulty levels. Players were potentially given a second chance to play at the discretion of the on-site supervisors, however. Some people who don’t usually play games but wanted to experience the game were also present, and expressed interest in buying it.
A schedule of the future public Persona 4: Dancing All Night demo events:
- 5/30 (Sat) 13:00 to 20:00: TSUTAYA Tenjin Station in the Fukuoka Building.
- 5/30 (Sat) 12:00 to 18:00: Sofmap Namba shop Zaurus 1.
- 5/30 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: Yamada Denki LABI Shinagawa Oimachi.
- 6/4 (Thursday) 17:00 to 21:00: GAMES Maya.
- 6/6 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba
- 6/6 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: GEE! Store Nagoya WonderGOO Osu shop
- 6/6 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: Joshin Denki disk peer Nihonbashi shop
- 6/6 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: WonderGOO Tsukuba shop
- 6/13 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Sapporo
- 6/13 (Sat) 13:00 to 18:00: Theta Mizonokuchi shop
- 6/13 (Sat) 10:00 to 17:00: Futabatosho GIGA Hiroshima shop
- 6/13 (Sat) 11:00 to 18:00: Sofmap Sendai Ekimae
- 6/14 (Sun) 11:00 to 18:00: Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Sendai
- 6/20 (Sat) 10:00 to 18:00: Bic Camera Yurakucho
- 6/20 (Sat) 12:00 to 18:00: 100 mV Electronics store in Kanazawa