This morning, Atlus broadcasted a “Persona Series Latest Work Special Stream” where several announcements regarding Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night were made. Firstly, the trailer above, narrated by Persona music legend Lotus Juice, shows off more of the games, such as the differences in layouts, some new songs and costumes, and some footage of Elizabeth in P3D and the twins Caroline and Justine in P5D.
But the most interesting announcements came later, as we got our first DLC character reveals for both games.
To the surprise of mostly no one, Shinjiro “Shinji” Aragaki and Goro “Pancake Fiend” Akechi will be joining the rosters of P3D and P5D, respectively. While some, including myself, believe they should be base game content, being main characters and all, it’s still nice to see them finally included in the mix. Also adding to the “no big surprise” pile are Velvet Room Attendant Theodore from Persona 3, and a massive spoiler character from Persona 5 joining their respective titles.
The big surprises however are the returns of Labrys and Sho Minazuki from Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Ultimax. Labrys will join her sister Aigis on the Persona 3 side, while Sho will join the Persona 5 side of the equation. The latter is intriguing, as Persona 4 Ultimax dataminers found files that referred to Sho as “P5Hero”. While this ultimately never came to fruition, could Sho still have a link to the P5 story after all?
In any case, no further announcements were made as far as release dates or what songs would be coming with these characters, nor gameplay footage shown, but we’re getting closer to the release of both games in Japan, with a western release date still to be determined, so we’ll likely hear something soon.