Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets new story details

One wouldn't think that a game about Persona characters dancing would need a story, but publisher Atlus has revealed some additional details on how Persona 4: Dancing All Night's story will work.


It's a blend between Persona 4 and dancing. No more needs to be said, right? Alright, that's not entirely true. Publisher Atlus feels there is more to say, as new details are emerging about Persona 4: Dancing All Night and its various game modes.

There is indeed a Story Mode for Dancing All Night, as evidenced in last week's E3 trailer. The story will center around a mysterious video that automatically plays at midnight each night. When this video is viewed all the way through, the hapless viewer is taken away to the other side. Think of it as The Ring, only with more beats. Atlus went into more detail on this story earlier today, noting that it will center around the Persona Investigation Team seeking to solve the mystery of the Midnight Stage. Whatever's happening, it seems to tie to Rise and her pop group, the Kanamin Kitchen. Individual chapters will play out similarly to the Persona 4 Arena series, with cutscenes leading to dance sequences.

Other game modes will include Free Dance mode, which allows users to practice any song while also racking up high scores along the way. Good performances will yield in-game P$ currency that can be used to shop for goods over at Tanaka's Amazing Commodities.

The music is set to take over later this year when Persona 4: Dancing All Night releases exclusively on PlayStation Vita.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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