Persona 4: Dancing All Night announced for PS Vita
posted on 11.24.13 at 06:29 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"Unbelievable! Can you imagine the step?! It's genius!"

Atlus has announced Persona 4: Dancing All Night, a “sound action” game for PS Vita in development at Hatsune Miku developer Dingo for a fall 2014 release in Japan.

The story is set half a year after Persona 4, when Rise Kujikawa returns to the world of show business. Rumors begin spreading of a mysterious video on a certain website, which watched at midnight transports viewers to the “other side,” never to awaken again. And members of Rise’s idol group “Kanamin Kitchen” start to disappear.

Persona 4 characters like Yu Narukami and Rise, as well as new junior idol character Kanamin Mashita, are confirmed to appear as players “Battle Dance” against shadows in a mysterious world known as the “Mayonaka Stage.”

Watch the debut trailer below. Visit the game’s official website here.

Thanks, Famitsu.

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  • Raymond Nolazco

    Why won’t it stop…

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    oh god…


    So this is why Atlus USA closed their forums?

    • Budgiecat

      lol they anticipated the meltdown so they took preemptive measures

    • Luna Kazemaru

      I hope you understand most of this has clearly been under works way before atlus was bought out by sega the whole thing just slowed the development

      • jujubee88

        They wanted to give VITA fans like me another reason to be the most glorious misfits out of all the platforms. This is beautiful.

        Thank you ATLUS. Thank you. >.<

  • Tweetums

    ….I can’t wait for the comments to come in :DDDDD

  • sherimae1324

    i…i….i did not ask for this…. atlus…… why?……

    • jujubee88

      The only bad part of this is it probably wont get localized!

      • Solomon_Kano

        I dunno about that. After Sega’s newfound faith (and success) in Miku, it doesn’t seem like something they’d pass on. Persona was already Atlus’ biggest thing over here, so it couldn’t hurt.

        • jujubee88

          I’d hope it to be localized. If only just for the soundtracks and silly side story that continues P4.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, I’m hoping we see it as well. Miku doing well enough on PS3 to convince them to bring the Vita version bodes well. Now we’ve just got to hope the Vita version performs too.

            • Budgiecat

              Define “doing well”. Where are the West sales reports? How many were actually shipped?

              And now lets compare that to Yakuza 3 & 4 numbers…

              • jujubee88

                That’s not how it works. As long as SEGA kept international Miku fans happy and didn’t pay much out of pocket, than the game was worth localizing.

                • Budgiecat

                  Same can be said for Yakuza but they dont give a shit.

                  They also dont give a shit about localizing Phantasy Star Online 2. So much that they ban foreign players that have even invested as much as $5000 into their game microtransactions. Hows that for loyalty to international fans?

                  Sega is retarded

            • jujubee88

              I’m getting the VITA Miku game. I just hope it doesn’t cost $60 bucks or something dumb like that!

              • Solomon_Kano

                I’d laugh too hard if they did something like that. But, yea, pending that I plan on getting it too. I was going to get it on PS3, but they announced the Vita version before that happened. So Vita it is.

  • Dragon24680


  • ExTrooperBrenTurner

    What the hell ?

  • dior


  • Jontaku

    Not even mad.

    • jujubee88

      U mad

  • $48552495


    • Luna Kazemaru

      funny because this is all atlus

      • jujubee88

        No it’s not funny. None of these temper tantrums or snipy comments are productive for the Persona or VITA community.

        We need to be civilized and enjoy our Persona stuff, guise.

      • Budgiecat

        Its Sega too. Guess whos handling the development? Hatsuni Miku team…

        Now watch Sega pull a “fuck you” back and not localize it like they usually do.

  • EvE


  • bloodiOS

    Okay, I thought the other one was bad but what the fuck is this?!

    • Budgiecat

      one thing I wanna know though……are these new character models foreshadowing things to come for Persona 5 since we didn’t get a proper trailer?

      • tubers

        This’d better be close to the models the future P5G will have on the VITA (I wish). No more chibi shit and low detail models.

        • Budgiecat

          Better be Catherine engine…

      • jujubee88

        I doubt it. The Project Diva staff said they were having troubles with nailing down the Miku art style in HD (vita/PS3) after PSP.

        This is likely the PD staff expressing themselves on just their game with P4 characters.

    • fyi1191

      Yu being Yu.

    • Rangga_レン

      Yu Narukami have become more swagalicious

      • Altin

        I’m so sold if they make a story around Yu’s Swag!

    • EX+

      When I was watching the girls dancing, I was like:
      Shake ya ass! Watch yaself! Shake dat ass! Show me what t’you workin’ with!

    • jujubee88

      “Unbelievable! Can you imagine the step?! It’s genius!”

  • C_Diamond
  • tubers


    The 3DS game will sell buttloads and mainline franchise (for handhelds) will migrate.

    Thank you Atlus.


  • Raiger

    eeeeh O_O um….i…..dunno how to react too…. I really really want Arena for my vita but…..never expect this…. TT__TT”

  • Elvick

    I guess we know what Atlus thinks about PS Vita’s audience…

    “You loved P4:G? Rated it the highest of any PS Vita game?

    Have a dance game. We’ll just put all SMT on 3DS and even a bastardization of Persona (chibi, bleh) on 3DS. But dance all night guys! You like that, right? LOLOL”

    • Budgiecat

      Not even a proper dance game in my eyes considering it’s Persona…it should be something more like Bust a Groove or Yakuza 5 (dance off VS battles), but instead, its a Hatsuni Miku clone.

      Thanks Sega. Really.. -_-

      • jujubee88

        You haven’t even played or seen the whole game..relax.

        • Budgiecat

          I’ve seen enough

          Localize Yakuza 5 damn it

    • tubers

      VITA.. the BETA handheld.. smdh ATLUS

      • jujubee88

        Wow. Way to just put asside the fact P4G and Dragons Crown are both on the VITA and look and play great (I’ve only played P4G but heard good things about Dragons Crown).

        Seriously, what you wrote is making seem wayyy to entitled. It’s not like Persona was ripped away from Playstation (that I can understand being mad about). But an exclusive music game is nothing to be pouting about, and it’s actually a good thing for VITA owners and Persona fans.

        I’m already seeing people on YT say they like Miku and saying they like what they see of this game. That’s actually a great cross-cover success if you can connect these two fanbases over the VITA platform.

        • Budgiecat

          What Persona fan was begging for a music game?

          I think 99% of Persona fans if you ask them about a Persona game, they’d be anticipating an RPG…

        • tubers

          Are you serious? Did they announce SMT or DeSu on the VITA too!?

          An exclusive P3-P4 collab. RPG would’ve fit the Sony handheld more than some dance off game.

          P3/P/P4/G that’s right: bosomed by Sony consoles.

          Not ripped off from Sony? It might as well be from here onwards.

          Prepare more and more SMT branch presence away from the VITA. Nintendo will have them all soon.

          Don’t worry, I’m just salty. I know it’s the best damn business move to grow that Persona non dance audience on the 3DS. VITA’s a “dead end system” anyway compared to the future of 3DS and its successor.

          It’s a smart and sneaky transitional move. Bravo Atlus! Good contribution to the VITA’s demise. It’s probably the best for the majority, 1 platform, zero competition.

  • Alos88

    This isn’t the most pointless spinoff I’ve ever seen, but it’s up there.

    • jujubee88

      “This isn’t the most pointless spinoff I’ve ever seen, but it’s up there.”


      • Alos88

        Implying I was going for something on Shakespeare’s level, rather than just making a comment on a website. I suppose you regularly scout youtube for the next Oscar Wilde?

        • Budgiecat

          I prefer Olivia WIlde….

  • Kevadu

    Why is everyone so mad? They *did* announce Persona 5…they’re not mutually exclusive.

    I love the Persona series music so I’m actually pretty interested in this.

    • Elvick

      Because PS Vita could use actual JRPGs like Persona? I mean…

      Most JRPGs have been dungeon crawlers thus far (especially the ones being localized). We have so few full fledged JRPGs, and we get this… from Atlus… and it’s a Persona game of all things.

      • Kobracon

        *playing Persona 4 Golden* Huh? what?….*looks back down to play*

        • Elvick

          A port, that came out a good year ago in NA and even longer in Japan…

          I didn’t say there were absolutely none, but there are very very few traditional full scale JRPGs like Persona on PS Vita.

          Most JRPGs that are on PS Vita, like I said, are dungeon crawlers. With the occasional SRPG, or whatever you want to call Atelier, with the series’ focus on synthesis it’s not really what I’d consider ‘traditional’ because it focuses on something that makes it more niche focus.

          The only other traditional JRPG I can think coming to PS Vita is FFX/X-2. And, again, those are ports… and SE hasn’t even given a date to them outside of Japan. So they could very well try and push them under the rug so they don’t have to release them at all outside of Japan.

          (and I’m obviously not counting the ton of Monster Hunter genre games as JRPGs)

          • Kobracon

            Give it some times. The Vita kinda needs games in general actually and not just JRPGs.

            • Budgiecat

              Where’s our Tales of Hearts R and Tales of Innocence R….

    • jujubee88

      I’m going to play and watch playthroughs of every last drop of this game.

      Persona fans know they will too. ;)

  • Santashi

    They certainly blindsided me with that one!

  • artemisthemp

    This better make it Western Vita’s

    • Mr Fwibbles


      • artemisthemp

        Because Rythme games is fun and it’s made by the Project Diva F team

        • Mr Fwibbles

          Can’t you just import it?

          • Warboss Aohd

            wot an’ original argument

          • artemisthemp

            I could (unless Atlus Region Lock it), but sadly the potential DLC would be inaccessible to me.

  • Pixel

    I rellay don’t know what to think about the new character models. They are not bad per se but they have a different vibe.

  • Watahashi

    Wow, those models are actually pretty nice. Will play.

    • tubers

      It’s actually good. Too bad the shadows are PSP/3DS levels (static blobs) but I’d rather have the details more on the characters than on shadows (VITA has shown how limited the hardware is).

      If this is native res, it’s gonna look damn sweet.

      Still ******* bitter this isn’t an RPG tho.

      • jujubee88

        Nah, I was sad when SMT5 wasn’t announced for VITA because I never got to play those and it seemed like a good opportunity to start. But today isn’t a sad day at all.

        As long as the studio have fun making the game and it’s 100% high quality than it should be a win-win for VITA owners and fans of the genre.

        • tubers

          IDK.. the only thing I see really winning here is Nintendo grabbing all SMT branches.

          VITA’s only a pleb and gets a port and a dance off game. If only the sales weren’t so **** on the VITA.

          Apparently that “P4G. 300K sales thank you -kuma” ONLY nets you a dance game instead of a full fledge RPG.

  • Nightcore34

    I like rise’s model and even though it’s not something i’d normally go for I might get it provided they localise it.

  • Zero

    I’m told this is being developed by the same team that made Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA. So, if you liked that game, this might be for you.

    This type of game is really not for me I hate to say.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah I just predicted that below. They probably slapped together this concept trailer in like a month or two for the reveal. Thats why the release date is so far away

      • jujubee88

        Wasn’t this teaser stuff all done before SEGA ever bought ATLUS? So than that would mean this was ATLUS plans.

        • Budgiecat

          You underestimate how fast people can put stuff together. This is most likely a concept trailer.

          Besides, more importantly, this is being developed by the Hatsuni Miku team so …..yeah I’m right as usual

          • jujubee88

            So approx. when did they come up with these alleged plans your on about?

            • Budgiecat

              Use some common sense please…

  • Kobracon

    This was the funniest announcement XD

    All the comments XD

    I completely understand your reactions though. As for me, I eat, sleep, breathe Persona music so I’m getting this.

  • $83030187


    As a huge fan of rhythm games, Persona and Project Diva, I feel like this game was made just for me.

    Day fucking one!

    • Solomon_Kano

      All I could think when I heard about it was “Looks like Sega will get me to buy a Miku game after all” lol.

      Rhythm games aren’t really my thing, but this was so funny that I wanted it anyway. Though I do plan on picking up PDF at some point, just for Sega having the balls to bring it.

      • $83030187

        I’m a huge fan of rhythm games, especially ones with J-pop and K-pop.

        Be warned about Miku though. Every time someone buys a PD game, a Yakuza fanboy has a bitch fit.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Guess they’ll be bitching into next gen~

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah who cares about Yakuza 5 am I right….

        • Solomon_Kano

          Because Miku has what to do with Sega choosing not to localize that… ?

          I want Yakuza 5 as much as the next guy, but PD still stands as a surprise on their part.

          • Budgiecat

            It basically just shows the inconsistency and incompetence of Sega’s marketing and business decisions..and I feel this may only trickle down now to effecting the future of Atlus…

            • Solomon_Kano

              Hopefully Sega’s smart enough to look at Atlus USA’s success and let them retain their autonomy.

              Or better yet, let’s hope they just merge their (nonexistant) localization staff with Atlus USA’s and we get Atlus localizing Sega stuff. Quicker localizations AND better marketing in one fell swoop.

              • Budgiecat

                I honestly don’t think Sega really exists anymore. Least not the Sega we grew up with. It’s shell of it’s former self, run by Sammy. And I don’t trust Sammy; they’re not about video games; they’re about Pachinko and Pachislot gambling machines, which are about ripping people off and exploiting their addictive weaknesses. (hate gambling).

    • jujubee88

      No cursing!

    • Anime10121

      I’m not even a fan of rhythm games and I want this :P

      • EX+

        Anime, Persona 5 was announced!

        • Anime10121

          I saw, and I’m hyped :D

          I just recently got acclimated to the series with P3FES (still early through the game though), and I’m liking it a lot so far!

          Going after 4 next, and then 1 and 2 and 2-2 :P

        • jujubee88

          I thought you said a Persona 5 anime was announced.

          I was like, “huh?” :P

      • jujubee88

        This is very k-pop and j-pop looking! I’d be interested in seeing the direction the PD staff take the game.

      • $83030187

        I’m hyped for everything Atlus has announced today.

        I’m just pissed that now, at the end of the console gen, I NEED a PS3. xP I just hope mine still works, or I track down a Black Friday deal on a Slim model.

        • Anime10121

          I think it was gamestop who had the 12 gig on sale for 149 bucks on BF. Considering you mainly game on your 360, you shouldnt need the HD space, so maybe thatll work for ya :)

          • Solomon_Kano

            Nah, it’s Walmart.

            • Anime10121

              Drat! Knew it was one of the big guys :P

          • $83030187

            They are going to have a 250GB PS3 slim on Ebay with Arkham Origins and The Last of Us for $180 on Black Friday that I might try to snag.

            I mean, my OG PS3 is fine. It’s just so damn massive, and I have no space because my TV is waaaaaay too large for my room.

            Sometimes I think I should have gotten a 42″ instead of a 52″.

            • Anime10121

              If I weren’t so horribly in debt right now (and trying to fix it before I move next week), I’d have me a 42″ this BF :(

              But damn thats a steal for AO and TLoU!

              • $83030187

                It is, which is why I think my chances are slim to none to snagging one.

                I might just put away my 360 and hook up my PS3 after the holidays. Outside of Killer is Dead, I don’t see myself using it much anymore. I’m tired of paying for Live too.

                Also, add me on PSN! It’s xSoujix. I’ve been adding people since I got banned from Siliconera xD

                • Anime10121

                  Got ya! Ill add you when I finish my FES session :)

                  Gimmedat’s my PSN :)

                  And as an aside, you got banned from Sili? For real?

                  • $83030187

                    Yeah. I lost my temper one too many times I guess. I actually took a break for a few days, came back, posted some stuff, and THEN I got banned. xD

                    • Anime10121

                      Well damn, I havent been on as much as I used to because the last few weeks have been REALLY busy, I remember someone saying you took a break, but sheit must’ve really escalated for the hammer to be thrown down…

                    • $83030187

                      Eh. No one told me anything. I didn’t even know until a little message popped up saying I didn’t have permission to post or something.

                      I know one of the mods was itching to get rid of me, anyway. RIGHT KANO?! xD

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I know everything nothing :V

                      Btw, do ya have a 3DS?

                    • $83030187

                      You’ll miss me when stuff like Battlefront and Destiny come out, and no one wants to talk about them because the protagonists aren’t pretty enough!

                      And yes, I do.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Ha! Jokes on you, somehow they make exceptions for games in space! Except Mass Effect. And Halo. And that other one. Huh…

                      Gimme your FC :V

                    • $83030187


                    • Solomon_Kano


                    • $83030187

                      Damn dude, I get all hyped over Persona 5 and not needing a next-gen console for a while, and then someone finds this.



                    • Solomon_Kano

                      What is this even? Fallout tease?

                    • $83030187

                      Apparently. Fallout 4 is rumored to be at that VGX thing next month.

                      I can’t hold all these RPGs .__.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Awww snap. That should be nice. I’m interested to see where it’s set. Can’t wait to hear Perlman deliver that teaser.

                    • $83030187

                      There was a rumor going around for a while that it would be set in Boston, which would be pretty cool.

                      I just hope it launches next fall (Fallout 4, Fall 2014 writes the ads itself).

                      If I don’t have enough time between Dark Souls II, Drakengard 3, Fallout 4 and Persona 5 I will have a meltdown.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I can already see it, man. The trailer’s gonna end with the Fallout 4 title literally falling apart to reveal Fall 2014.

                      There’s just way to many games next year. It’s awesome and terrible at the same time lol.

                    • Zero

                      @Xaltmas:disqus @Solomon_Kano:disqus I kinda want to add both of you as friends on 3DS. That okay?

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Of course! I was going to ask if you had a 3DS on Twitter, so this worked out nicely lol.

                    • Zero

                      I added both you and @Xaltmas:disqus

                      My friend code is – 3797-6002-7477

                    • Solomon_Kano


                      You might want to reply to Xaltmas’ comment individually. For whatever reason, Disqus tagging doesn’t actually seem to pop up in people’s notifications. It used to though.

    • DarthBrian

      Hell yes!!!

  • Omega_Shiro

    THIS is cool!!! persona music game!!

  • ayb_91

    Looks yummy.

  • jujubee88


    TRUST ME!!!

  • Ivan Junior


    Why does this even exist?

    • $83030187

      Because it will make the world a better place.

  • Raiu

    Remind me why is the Vita getting another music game and not the mainline series?

    • jujubee88

      The staff probably didn’t even know what a VITA was when the development of P5 started.

      • Raiu

        Poor Vita…. ;_;

        • jujubee88

          Okay dude, now your just trolling. >.>

          • Raiu

            What ever do you mean? :D

            • Umar Jahangir

              He means that there’s P4 Golden on Vita.

    • $18114340

      Because the vita suddenly got stupendously popular and this kind of game always sells better. Blame popularity.

      • Raiu

        If it is then we should be seeing Vita outselling the 3DS…

  • Nerroth

    With a game like this, I’m hoping that Atlus’ new management are more lenient towards allowing for dual audio – especially if there are any new character songs in it.

    (Unless they would oblige Atlus USA to have the dub cast re-sing the songs instead; but giving players the choice would still be welcome, even if English versions of the songs were to be done up.)

    • Jesse

      It’ll probably go the Project Diva F route of leaving songs as they are.

  • Martian Wong

    reminds me when I first see FFX2 trailer…

  • Auragar

    Of the 3 this is the least interesting.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    While I do enjoy Project Diva and iDOLM@STER, I’m… Really not sure how to feel about this just yet, lol.

  • Pace

    Never understand why japanese developers have the need to splinter a series into side titles that are really nothing like the core title or rebrand them into super ultra turbo editions. For me at least it causes brand identity confusion.

    • Elvick

      Works better with ‘mascot’ games, like Nintendo does. With JRPGs, it’s kind of weird. Especially since Persona has some darker themes than most.

  • 武神水樹

    I love dancing and music games, Persona just makes it 50 times better

  • TheExile285

    I need Idol Chie in this now

    • b4lmung

      looking forward to see Chie’s costumes :D

    • jujubee88

      She’s in there. It says so in the trailer. YOU NEED TO WATCH THE TRAILER FOR TO MAKE YOU HAPPY!!!1

  • Wolf Star

    Hmm ok?? I have a Vita also a 3DS but.. I’m questioning my self why main title games have always have a dancing game??

    • Auragar

      It’s the ‘in’ thing.

    • jujubee88

      In Japan and Asia, the idea of music and games have always been big (see Miku and DJMAX).

      And this actually a really good mating of music and iconography of the JRPG universe. Think about it, what other JRPG in the history is more well suited to crossing into the music genre that Persona?

      Even the FF rhythm game, I can’t really see those characters and music being something I want to play and listen along to quite like what I’ve seen from this trailer. I could be wrong about FF, but I’m just saying this seems just the perfect fit. ^^

      • Wolf Star

        Well I like Hatsune Miku and I’m ok with it making a dancing game whatever it is :) can’t wait.

  • DarthBrian

    Do want! O_O

  • DarthBrian

    dat Rise. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • $83030187

    New face! (pic) I’m gonna need a bigger Vita memory card.

    • Auragar

      Kanamin! <3 I can't recall… do we see her in P4(G)? If not then it is nice to finally see her. Definitely cute.

      • Arcana Gear

        i think she was mentioned in rise social link.

        • Auragar

          I know that much, but I don’t think we ever SAW her. Kind of like the uh… Beef Bowl delivery girl. She was only in the anime (though mentioned in the game).

          • FlareKnight

            This will be the first time we have actually seen her. Only ever given a vague description in P4 itself and even that was just how her public personality differed from Rise.

            • Auragar


    • Watahashi

      Pretty sure the announcer actually says Megidolaon-kyuu, which means Megidolaon-tier.

  • Invisbin

    If you love persona music, this should be a no brainer. Laura Bailey…let’s see how you perform nao!

  • Nice Boat
    • jujubee88

      From Chie?

      • Nice Boat

        The intro were everybody dances

  • Warboss Aohd

    if dey hadn’t announced 2 otha Persona gamez, dis would piss me off.

    but dey did.

    so now i’m merely indifferent but will no doubt avoid dis like da plague.

  • Eclipse

    Sweet, I seriously wasn’t expecting a rhythm game~!

    Meguro will definitely make this a very enjoyable experience.

  • bL4Ck

    I like how Kanami has huge breasts and looks mature, and she should be quite younger that Rise.

  • Zackasaur

    Day one.

  • Archvile

    There’s something incredibly funny about watching Yu dancing like this.

  • new_tradition

    Awwww….I’m terrible at these games, lol. I stank so bad playing that Hatsune Miku demo off PSN, ON EASY >.<

    But if it actually has some place in the P4 timeline, I wanna check it out…

    • TheExile285

      Rhythm games take practice. It took about 20 tries before I got used to the Miku demo :V

      • Budgiecat

        I don’t even find Hatsuni Miku to be that good a rhythm game to be honest. A lot of people like new_tradition mess up on it because the games designed for the rhythm to be on the vocals and not to the beat of the song which is what throws people off.

        I actually had more fun with Lupin the Third Punch the Monkey Edition for PS1…

  • ekibyougami

    > Dancing Kanji and Yosuke and Trap Teddie
    > Dancing Purse Owners as backup dancers
    > Nanako DLC (Do it, ATLUS!)

    Day One.

    • TheExile285

      Trap Teddie? Lol brilliant!

      • ekibyougami

        I can see it now… Drag contest costumes/modules.

        This would possibly be even better than 3 half naked KAITOs (with creepy japanese masks on) dancing to [ACUTE] on Project Diva f/F. It would be soooooooooo bad, it would be so good XD

    • Raiu

      I wonder if Japan will actually buy it day one because of trap Teddie… And Nanako as well…

  • thekingq8y


  • Rokkun

    Could they pull a Theatrhythm and add Boss Fights and such plz?

    • Budgiecat

      Most likely this’ll just be a Hatsune Miku clone. I bet there won’t be dance battles or what you said

  • Karl Josef

    I smell another SMT game on Vita…..

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘rubs temples’
    Gork an’ Mork preserve me.

  • MrKappa

    Oh god I hope the announcer for this trailer is in the game, even if it is just yelling out menu choices.

  • Kurisu Makise

    I was pretty bummed out when this got announced, I mean, I love Project Diva so I know I’ll enjoy it but -sigh- Another mainline entry on Vita was what I wanted first and foremost. Ah well, it does look fun.

  • PrinceHeir

    looking good ^^