ATLUS has revealed the Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection, a bundle contains the complete catalog of Persona Dancing games, including the upcoming Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, as well as a digital download for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Aside from a physical release featuring an exclusive hardcover artbook package, the collection will also be made available digitally on both PS4 and PS Vita. The collection will release on on December 4, 2018, with a price of $69.99 for the PS Vita version, and $99.99 for the PS4 version. The price of the EU version hasn’t been revealed, but is said to be commensurate to the US version. Pre-order links are available on the official website. Amazon appears to have mistakenly sold the collection for $59.99 for a limited time before pulling it from their store.
Sony has started their annual Golden Week sale on the US PlayStation Store, and as you may expect it contains several Atlus and SEGA games. Aside from the regular discounts, PlayStation Plus subscribers get an additional discount on the games. The sales end on May 3. As usual, you can find the complete list of games below!
The annual Easter Sale on the EU PlayStation Store is underway, and as you may expect the list of discounts includes some SEGA and Atlus games. As usual, we compiled them in the list below, with prices both in Euro and British Pound added for your convenience. As you can see, it’s a good occasion to complete your collection of Project DIVA F, Yakuza or Persona 4 games! The Easter Sales run until April 6th, and Sony have announced that they will be adding more games to the list next week.
Three Atlus games have been discounted on the US PlayStation Store starting today until March 1. These include the PS Vita RPG Persona 4 Golden, its rhythm game spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night and the tactical RPG Lost Dimension. Take a look at the list below for more information on the discounts, and a link to the PlayStation store pages for the games in question!
Sony has revealed the results from the official 2015 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards, and Yakuza 5 has ranked in the top three in two categories. It got 2nd place in the “Best PS3” games category (behind Metal Gear Solid V) and 3rd place in the “Best Digital Release” category (behind Rocket League and Life is Strange). Yakuza 4, which fans could also vote for as “Best Free PS Plus game”, unfortunately didn’t get enough votes to rank in the top 7. On the side of Atlus, Persona 4: Dancing All Night managed to rank 3rd as “Best PS Vita Game”.
It’s certainly nice to see Yakuza 5 getting recognition from the gaming community, despite being released this late in the PS3’s lifetime! With this, and Yakuza 0 also confirmed to be localized for the West on PS4, things are starting to look up for the future of the Yakuza franchise in the West.
We talked about the Hatsune Miku DLC for Persona 4: Dancing All Night before, but now Atlus U.S.A. has confirmed that the DLC will also be released in the Americas on October 20 for $4.99. If you buy the DLC, Hatsune Miku will be playable in the “Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix)” song. You’ll also get accessories that let you change change her hair and eye color. We included the Japanese trailer for the DLC below, along with two images showing Miku with different hair and eye color.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night will be released for the PS Vita on September 29 in North America and November 6 in Europe.
The Playstation Vita title Persona 4: Dancing All Night‘s North American release is only a week away, and Europe’s release is two weeks from now! As was the case with the Japanese release of the game, the extra characters Adachi and Marie will be available as paid DLC options at $4.99 apiece. Two people with unwieldy personalities, but maybe there’s something to love underneath all of that! Remember that they’re only available for play in the game’s Free Dance Mode (the same situation as Margaret,) and not the story scenarios for Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Continue reading to check out the trailers!
The English trailers for Persona 4: Dancing All Night featuring Nanako and Margaret are now out. With these two, we’re at the tail end of the character trailers. Nanako is the cousin of Yu Narukami, good-natured and supportive. Margaret’s elegant and coy personality come through in her dance, but keep in mind that she’s available only in the Free Dance Mode and unlocked after fulfilling special conditions in-game.
The game is scheduled for a September 29 release in North America and a November 6 release in Europe. Continue reading to check out the trailers!
AtlusUSA has released another character trailer: this one features Naoto. I feel like this is such a perfect environment for Naoto despite what the premise of the game might suggest. There’s a mystery to solve, her self-serious and driven nature can help her with dancing and expressing herself, and she’s actually just…cool. In a way that the other characters don’t capture.
Additionally, NISAmerica has announced that Persona 4: Dancing All Night will release in Europe on November 6th! In our previous article about RiceDigital’s Midnight Stage edition, the same release date was noted for the standard and Midnight Stage editions, according to the preorder pages for the two products.
Be sure to continue reading to check out the trailer. Naoto’s voice has definitely been changed (and has changed quite often throughout recent Persona 4-related titles) so keep an ear out.
In an interview with godisageek.com, Atlus’s John Hardin reaffirms their plans to release Persona 5 in 2015 for North American gamers. Incidentally, they also acknowledge that Europe has in the past seen releases that lag behind North America to varying degrees (Shin Megami Tensei IV!)
The interview offers a variety of other tidbits. For example, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is canonical. Hardin also offers some thoughts on the impact of voice acting on the localization process and the delicacy of changes in voice actors for a character. He also speaks at length about the Etrian Odyssey series and comments on the necessity to provide review copies as early as possible to reviewers (especially for lengthy RPG’s like the Etrian Odyssey series.)
Atlus also mentions that they are working on bringing Stella Glow and Legend of Legacy to North America. The company is excited to be handling these projects, and considering Atlus’s tendency to keep an eye out for RPG’s with old-school sensibilities in their blood (especially so with Legend of Legacy, which is frequently compared to the SaGa series from Square-Enix) this makes sense. A first-print edition of Legend of Legacy with certain physical bonuses may be in the works, too.
One of the most interesting exchanges in the interview involves Hardin’s personal philosophy on DLC, towards the end of the article. He spends a lot of time elucidating his rationale regarding certain talking points on the issue of how companies and consumers handle DLC. In essence. In general, Hardin takes an affirmative stance on how DLC tends to be handled and is skeptical of certain criticisms of DLC practices.
I’d love to hear what other people think about his ideas on DLC! It’s a long interview and quite substantive, so please check it out.