Three other Persona games confirmed for North America
In addition to Persona 5, Atlus will be bringing three other games in the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series stateside. They are Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in fall 2014. It's described as a cross-over that brings characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 to "the gameplay style of Etrian Odyssey."
Characters from Persona 3 and 4 have been given a complete visual overhaul to match the Etrian style and plunged into an alternate world resembling Yasogami High School. Legend has it that listening to the end of the bell chimes of Yasogami High's clock tower causes people to die, and this time the bell tolls for the Investigation Team and the SEES. Trapped in an other-world filled with Shadows, the protagonists from Persona 3 andPersona 4 each have different events to follow, allowing the player to choose and experience two different plotlines. As both groups seek a way out of the labyrinth, they will run in to two new characters, Rei and Zen, who may hold the secret to this new mystery.
As a quick side note, this also marks the first time a Persona game will be available on a Nintendo platform.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Also known as Persona 4 Arena 2, this is an enhanced re-release of the sequel to the tournament fighting game based around the events and characters of Persona 4. Arc System Works is again handing development, improving the formula with 1-hit special attacks and introducing new characters. Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3 will be included along with a brand new character, Sho Minazuki, of which not much is known about. Minazuki is described as "goofy" in nature and being an "unstoppable force in both puns and combat."
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2014.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Coming to PlayStation Vita in 2015, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a rhythm-based action game that sees the return of pop idol Rise to Inaba, following her summer of events in Persona 4.
After hearing rumors about the Midnight Stage, she checks a certain website at midnight and sees a mysterious movie clip and, you guessed it, winds up on the "other side." Worse yet, she finds out her junior idol peers from the group Kanamin Kitchen are missing as well. She has no choice but to send an SOS to the Investigation Team to help rescue the missing idols.
Not even Riddle-senpai could have seen this twist coming: Normal battle tactics don't work against the Shadows on the Midnight Stage, but dancing does! Rise, the Protagonist, and the rest of the Investigation Team will have to dance their way to victory.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night will feature 30 tracks and is being developed by P3DAN in collaboration with Dingo Inc.