While the JRPG world eagerly awaits the launch of Persona 5 next summer, let’s all take one last time to remember the cast of Persona 4, who will probably begin to fade from popularity with the coming of the latest Japanese high school demon slayers. Chie, Kanji, Yuki, Teddie, the whole gang will be appearing in one final game that will be launching for the PS Vita: Persona 4 Dancing All Night.
Set a month after the epilogue of the role-playing game Persona 4 Golden,Dancing All Night’s story revolves around main character Yu and token singing idol Rise getting the Investigations Team back for one last hurrah. Only instead of solving a series of grisly murders, this time the teens will be performing as Rise’s backup dancers at her big comeback festival. As if dancing in front of hundreds of thousands live on stage weren’t bad enough, there’s also a rumor about a strange website that sucks people into it at midnight. And an entire idol band has gone missing. Eventually the who gang is ported into a shadowy dimension where only song and dance can save the day.
Persona 4 Dancing All Night is all about the rhythmic tapping. Using three direction buttons on the left and three face buttons on the right, players must hit the right buttons at the right time. What really matters is that Dancing All Night passes the muster when it comes to matching inputs with the music. When you know the song playing by heart, even on your first try playing it’s more about manual dexterity than anticipating which notes will pop up where—it’s a natural translation.
The game features a Free Dance mode that allows players to work through the song list one-by-one, earning credits to purchase crazy costumes and accessories as they go. The Story Mode may be characteristically long-winded, but it helps soften a song list that’s heavily padded with remixes. You’ll find a lot of friends in Story Mode if you’ve played through Persona 4. If nothing else Dancing All Night is a way of catching up with the Investigation Team to see what they’ve been up since we last left them. There is laughter and a few tears, maybe a couple of surprises—the sort of excitement that comes with any school reunion, with none of the anxiety. Check out the launch trailer below.
Source News: Kotaku