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Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Hit PS4, PS Vita Early 2019

Get your first look at the English announcement trailers and rock out to both games' flashy animated openings and original songs.

Jonathon Stebel's Avatar Posted by Associate PR Manager, Atlus USA

Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby it’s finally time! We here at ATLUS are happy to announce that the latest rhythm games based on the worldwide JRPG phenomenon, both Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight will be launching in the Americas and Europe early 2019! Both games will feature all of the songs included in their original Japanese versions, as well as a full English dub, dual audio options, and English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles.

Both games come complete with dozens of fan-favorite songs from the original Persona 3 and Persona 5 by Shoji Meguro, composed by Ryota Kozuka, as well as all-new remixes by ATOLS, Lotus Juice, ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo / block.fm), Jazztronik, and more. You’ll start out with only a small selection of songs, but as you complete them, you’ll unlock more songs, dancers, partners, and costumes to customize your perfect performance.

Persona 3: Dancing in MoonlightPersona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Getting started in P3D/P5D is simple – choose a song, select a difficulty level, select your dancer(s), and get on with the show! After that, all you need to do is time button presses with the on-screen prompts in time with the music, and you’ll be jamming along with your favorite Persona series characters. There’s also an auto-play mode in case you just want to enjoy some catchy songs and expertly-choreographed dance routines (auto-play won’t count for progression, though).

Persona 5: Dancing in StarlightPersona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

Want to take a break and connect with the members of SEES or the Phantom Thieves? As you complete specified songs and accomplish various objectives, you’ll start to unlock “Social” event scenes between characters. These scenes offer a fun look into character personalities and relationships with each other; some “Social” scenes will also unlock new items after they’re viewed!

We’re really excited to share this alternate side of the Persona series with all of our fans in the West. Get ready, because life will change when Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight launch early 2019!

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FifthDream said:

June 7th, 6:12 am

SO HYPED. I’ve been looking forward to this for so long, especially for 3. JUNPEI AND MITSURU. Best ever. Can’t wait.

Motherboop said:

June 7th, 6:13 am

Great news! Is Vita getting physical variants, or is it digital only?

    Arsenic13 said:

    June 7th, 6:15 am

    This is what I came here to ask as well. I see myself playing this type of game on a portable, less so on my TV.

    mthodmn101 said:

    June 7th, 7:30 am

    Atlus PR confirmed vita is digital only

Spankiroth said:

June 7th, 6:15 am

Please let there be physical copies for the Vita. These type of games playso much better on Handheld.

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    Jonathon Stebel said:

    June 7th, 8:04 am

    Unfortunately since physical Vita cart production is ending, we’re going digital-only for P3D/P5D on Vita.

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    Jonathon Stebel said:

    June 7th, 10:01 am

    I can only really speak to the Americas / EU, so I’m not actually sure if a physical version is being produced in other regions. PS4 will for sure have both physical and digital releases in the Americas / EU, though!

    ed0127 said:

    June 7th, 8:54 am

    Any news on the UK/EU as well as the Asia team on getting it on a physical cart because the majority of us that bought the original Dancing All Night game just want the Vita to die with some ounce of dignity,

    Spankiroth said:

    June 7th, 8:54 am

    Thanks for the reply Jon. Do you know if there will be any Asian – English copies being produced? If not I’ll grab it for PS4 then. :(

    C-BandicootNo1 said:

    June 29th, 12:50 am

    Jonathan Stebel, PS Vita cartridges aren’t ending production in the North American regions until February 2019! So why are you guys NOT releasing them physically!? I get it, the PS Vita is dead in the West, but still judging that Persona 4: Dancing All Night clearly sold well enough on Vita alone to warrant these sequels/ prequels, it really sucks that someone was able to say that you guys should just go digital only on PS Vita and essentially **** on everyone who bought P4DaN, and was excitedly waiting to get these games physically. Especially after how well Atlus of Japan treated the PS Vita fans with the collector’s edition.

EmoBoy4658 said:

June 7th, 6:16 am


quickfire123 said:

June 7th, 6:21 am

No news on collectors edition? Please make it have a steelbook and tarot cards.

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    Jonathon Stebel said:

    June 7th, 8:06 am

    Special bundle and DLC info coming in the near future, keep an eye out!

    DemonShadowX said:

    June 7th, 6:34 am

    While that would be awesome, I doubt it’ll be much different than what Japan got which was the Persona Double Pack for Vita (Both games, Costume DLC, and Soundtrack iirc) and the Triple Pack for PS4 (Both games, plus a PS4 Port of Persona 4 Dancing, Soundtrack, and Poster)

cman199 said:

June 7th, 6:22 am

Hopefully there will be a special edition with both games for VITA

DemonShadowX said:

June 7th, 6:23 am

Nice! I imported the Persona Dancing Triple Pack, and have already platinumed P3D and P5D, now working on P4D. I will likely double dip on this game just for the English Dub and to finally know what they’ve been saying during the Commus (Social Links).

Trendy_Kid said:

June 7th, 6:24 am

Wow, I’m so excited. This will be my first Persona “dancing” game!

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    Jonathon Stebel said:

    June 7th, 9:43 am

    You’ll love it! Nice avatar by the way :D.

EmperorKorea said:

June 7th, 6:36 am

Physical copies for vita?

Gorvi said:

June 7th, 6:43 am

I’m going to echo my fellow Vita fans here; Psychical release for the Vita please. That, and a US physical announcement of the remake of the first Utawarerumono. You know, while we’re asking for things. ;)

cronqvist said:

June 7th, 7:03 am

Please, announce physical editions with all the neat stuff that Japan got for their release. I’ll be happy with full soundtracks for both games.

mthodmn101 said:

June 7th, 7:31 am

No physical on Vita. Nothing to see here :(

Tatanka2007 said:

June 7th, 7:35 am

Japan got Persona 4 Dancing thrown in as a digital bonus with their PS4 bundle. That better not be exclusive. P4D was fun and the story mode, while not as good as those in P4A or P4UA, was still light years better than the awful story mode in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

cool_trainer said:

June 7th, 8:05 am


Kishnabe said:

June 7th, 8:43 am

Would have liked Physical with Vita. Great, that I do not have to import it.

Hope Catherine Fullbody is next.

Horificius said:

June 7th, 11:41 am

Will I able to purchase the cds?

Spazgadget said:

June 7th, 11:54 am

Awesome! Loved P4 Dancing all Night, so ready for both of these.

+1 vote for a collector’s edition!

Axecution said:

June 7th, 2:23 pm

Stokeddddd preordering both limited editions on ps4 one they’re announced <3

The Vita physical is totally out of your control and I understand that

RSevo09 said:

June 7th, 3:13 pm

Thank you guys so much for the Vita version!!!!

Please release the Vita version of Catherine Full Body in the west as well!!!

Arn_1 said:

June 7th, 5:05 pm

Stoked for this! I’m hoping the soundtrack can top the exceptional P4 Dancin All Night soundtrack. Regarding Vita, Limited Run Games should jump on this opportunity for a physical release.

    Rpm2878 said:

    June 8th, 10:46 pm

    LRG just orders through Sony, they can’t make the cartridges on their own. Unless Sony wants to set up something with them, they’ll have to get Sony in Japan/Asia to make any further carts, if that’s allowed, or quit making Vita carts period. It looks like they had a bunch of games ordered, already, and that’s it. Any of these games, that weren’t ready to order yet, can’t be ordered. The Vita games I was most hoping to get physical copies of, will be import or nothing. One can hope for an increase in English subbed Asain/Japanese cartridges (I wouldn’t count on it), but once the last of LRG’s Vita catalog is done, a physical release of a Western indie game, is almost out of the question.

    Rpm2878 said:

    June 8th, 11:37 pm

    *can’t be ordered after June 28th.

    I found the right article. Vita product code requests deadline is June 28, 2018. Purchase order deadline is February 15, 2019. Cartridge manufacturing for EU/US ends March 31, 2019.
    So, I think this means that a publisher has to know that they want physical Vita cartridges (and perhaps a minimum order number) very soon but they also have to know that they’re software will be ready before February 15th (it’s probably earlier, though) and that they’ll be able to distribute or warehouse the cartridges by the time they’re completed and shipped before or around March 31st, 2019. Since, these Persona Dancing games are planned for “early” 2019, it’d be extremely risky for Atlus USA (or any publisher on the Vita) to try getting physical releases. I’d assume that unless a publisher was certain that their game will be ready to distribute, before December, they aren’t going to order a physical release, even if they really wanted to.

Nithorias said:

June 7th, 6:01 pm

Thank you Atlus for releasing the games for the West! Btw I really hope we get a bundle/triple-pack like Japan containing all games in one single package.

TallCrowe said:

June 8th, 4:47 am

I’m excited about this. I almost considered importing it. Can i not use the English voices?

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    Jonathon Stebel said:

    June 8th, 1:12 pm

    You’ll be able to switch between Japanese and English voices on the fly!

fourfour44 said:

June 8th, 6:35 am

what about the PS4 port of P4D, with the correct audio?

ff-kd said:

June 9th, 2:00 am



June 11th, 12:10 pm

Is Persona 4 Dancing All Night available on Ps4? Will it be included in a version like Japan’s Triple pack for the US?

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