Producer Kazuhisa Wada revealed some juicy new details on the upcoming rhythm-game adaptation of the popular JRPG Persona 4, Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
- There will be a downloadable version of the game.
- There won’t be a demo but there will be an event for people to try it out early.
- Gameplay is similar to the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva titles; notes will move rapidly from the the center of the screen to one of six sections where you have to press a certain button. There are normal button presses, long presses, and unusual notes like scratching ones.
- Tutorials and videos will be available for players to learn how to play the title.
- There will be four difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, Hard and All Night. There will also been an even easier mode than Easy for players who simply want to enjoy the story.
- The story takes place a few days after Persona 4: Golden. More details on that will revealed at a later date.
- Each character has alternate outfits and a lot of effort has been put into them.
- DLC for outfits and songs are planned but are also based on the reaction to the title after launch.
- There will be a “Viewing mode.”
- By playing through “Free Dance,” you can unlock more songs.
- Rewards will be given to players who perform full combos during a song.
- Nanako will dance with you and plays a large role in the story, but she won’t be dancing during the Story Mode.
- Dancing All Night will be compatible with the PS Vita TV.
- Hanako Ohtani will not be playable. (Sorry fans!)
Pretty great stuff, huh? The title will be coming out for PS Vita on June 25th of this year in Japan, and sometime in 2015 in the West.