Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Deep Silver to publish Persona 5, more Atlus, Sega titles in Europe

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Good news for our European readers out there—you are out there, right?—from Atlus and Sega. The studios have teamed up with Deep Silver to release several of their titles throughout Europe. The slate of games includes some heavy hitters, namely Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Sega titles in the deal include 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The deal is for both digital and physical releases. No dates were announced, though it was noted that 7th Dragon will be shipping after the North American release.

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3DS, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 5 to be released February 14, special editions detailed

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Persona fans can finally rest easy, Atlus has announced the release date for Persona 5. The game will launch on February 14 as two special version: a first-run SteelBook Launch Edition and as the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. The $89.99 premium version will come packed with goodies: a 4-inch plushie of Phantom Thieves member and unofficial mascot Morgana, Japanese-style school bag modeled after those worn by students at Shujin Academy, soundtrack CD, 64-page hardcover art book with work from character designer Shigenori Soejima (who will also be at their E3 booth), the launch edition’s SteelBook case, and a massive collector’s box. Shots of both editions can be found below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets Hatsune Miku DLC, songs, more

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Atlus has released the penultimate DLC set for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Three downloads are on offer: Hatsune Miku’s version of Heaven (ATOLS Remix), playable in Solo Dance; the Persona 4 Golden Animation Set, which includes two tracks; and the Nanako costume set. Info on upcoming download plans can be found here on the official site.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Hatsune Miku to be downloadable in Persona 4: Dancing All Night

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Synergy! Atlus and Sega are teaming up to provide rhythm fans a what-if combo with the reveal that Hatsune Miku will be a downloadable character in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The virtual idol will be available for $4.99 on October 20, and she will be bringing along Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix). Players will be able to select her in Free Dance Mode.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Persona 4: Dancing All Night

(PlayStation Vita Review) Persona 4: Dancing All Night

“… a solid button-tapping system, excellent tunes …”

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PS Vita Reviews

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets Adachi, Marie as DLC, new trailers

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Atlus has released some new media from Persona 4’s rhythm-based spin-off Dancing All Night. The latest trailers and screenshots highlight the recently announced downloadable characters Tohru Adachi and Marie. Adachi will be available in Free Dance Mode with Yu as his partner and come bundled with The Fog (Atlus Konishi Remix) for $4.99. Marie will also be available for $4.99, with Margaret as her dance partner, along with the track Break Out Of…(Shihoko Hirata & Lotus Juice). For those unsure about whether to go with the standard edition or the Disco Fever Edition, Atlus has released an unboxing video detailing both versions.

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PlayStation Vita News

Persona 5 delayed until 2016

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Atlus has announced that Persona 5 will not be making its initial release date. Originally scheduled for a 2015 launch, the game will now be released in 2016. Atlus notes that they are “delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.” On a positive note, the Tokyo Game Show trailer was released on the game’s official Japanese Youtube channel. Check it out below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailers released for Nanako, Margaret

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Atlus has released two new character videos for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The latest trailer highlights Nanako and Margaret. Nanako takes a trip to visit Yu and gets a chance to perform for Rise’s manager, while Margaret continues to serve as the Velvet Room’s representative. A set of screenshots were also released for each trailer, and both batches can be found below.

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PlayStation Vita News

Naoto trailer, two lyric videos up for Persona 4: Dancing All Night

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Three new videos have gone live for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Two are lyric videos for Snowflakes (Narasaki Remix) and Time to make history (Akira Yamaoka Remix), while the third is a character video starring Naoto Shirogane. A handful of new shots featuring the famed detective were also released.

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PlayStation Vita News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night free DLC info, screens, trailer released

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Atlus has detailed a set of free downloadable content for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. For the first week of the game’s release, until September 29, early buyers will be able to download the Girls’ Swimsuit Set for use in Free Dance Mode. The pack includes summertime costumes for Chie, Naoto, Rise, and Yukiko. Speaking of Yukiko, she features in several of the new screenshots and is the focus of the latest character trailer. Check them out below.

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