P4D Online Contest for Free DLC Announced, Message by Kazuhisa Wada [Update]


Atlus has announced a Persona 4: Dancing All Night launch campaign where people compete in the online leaderboards against “Teddie” for high scores, with the prizes consisting of paid downloadable content given for free.

Update (2015-07-01): Atlus has updated the contest rules to make them more lenient, as it seemed the contest was going to end in defeat for the players.

Teddie P4D ContestThe official Atlus Teddie PlayStation Network account “p_kouhou_kuma” has ranked in the online leaderboards in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The contest consists of connecting to PSN, and playing select songs to earn a higher score than Teddie.

If Teddie is knocked down from position 5,000 by players earning a higher score than him in a song’s leaderboard at the time of the contest’s deadline, all P4D players will earn prizes depending on the number of songs where Teddie’s position became inferior to 5,000 online.


  • Official Atlus PSN account: p_kouhou_kuma
  • Deadline: July 17 at 18:00 JST (or July 17 at 5:00 EDT). July 6 at 12:00 PM JST (or July 5 at 11:00 PM EDT).

Song List:

  • “Dance!”: Yu Narukami (Teddie must now be knocked down from position 1,000; current rank is 727 with a score of 3563676)
  • “Pursuing My True Self”: Rise Kujikawa (Teddie must now be knocked down from position 200; current rank is 121 with a score of 6394432)
  • “Junes Theme (with vocals)”: Nanako Dojima (Teddie must now be knocked down from position 1,000; current rank is 988 with a score of 1070893)

Additional Song List:

  • “SNOWFLAKES”: Yukiko Amagi (score: 1042786). Current ranking: 197.
  • “MAZE OF LIFE”: Yu Narukami (score: 1128856). Current ranking: 205.
  • “Signs of Love”: Naoto Shirogane (score: 908327). Current ranking: 112.
  • “Your Affection”: Yosuke Hanamura (score: 662053). Current ranking: 615.
  • “Shadow World”: Kanami Mashita (score 1315001). Current ranking: 208.

Teddie must be knocked down from position 1,000 in any of the above songs for a song to be valid for a prize.


  • 1 song achieved: Original P4D PSN avatars given for free.
  • 2 songs achieved: The DLC song “Break Out Of…” and Marie + the DLC song “fog (ATLUS Konishi Remix)” and Tohru Adachi available at a discounted price at the time of their release.
  • 3 songs achieved: The new costume DLC “P Color Selection Set 2” given for free at the time of its release.

Bonus Prize:

If Teddie is knocked down from the required position in all eight songs, all users who have earned the higher rank than Teddie will qualify for a lottery where the following prizes will be given:

Message from Kazuhisa Wada

With the launch of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, the producer and director of the game has written a message thanking fans for their support. An abridged version of it:

Hello everyone, this is the producer and the director of Persona 4: Dancing All Night.

The game has finally released today! To everyone who has bought the game: thank you very much!

I finally received the final product release for myself yesterday, and looking at my “Premium Crazy Package” has me experience all sorts of feelings. Even after I’ve developed games many times, this moment is what truly makes me happy.

Not only the development staff that was involved, but the various artists, creators and everyone who supported the promotion of the game were greeted today, and we also thank all of the fans who have been eagerly awaiting the title’s release.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone.

We’re the P4D team, but this is the first time we’ve had the challenge of developing a “rhythm action” game like we have now. We have been dedicated so that as many customers as possible can enjoy our game. It was very hard work and there was a lot of trial and error along the way, but it was all worth it in the end to create the title that we have.

So that we may make even better games in the future, we look forward to hearing comments from you!

Persona team

Producer and director

Kazuhisa Wada

Persona 4: Dancing All Night released in Japan on June 25. The PlayStation Vita exclusive rhythm game has been announced for a North American release in fall 2015.

— p-ch (1, 2)