Persona 5 Dancing Game Is Getting Yakuza And Sonic Crossover Outfits
Koi no disco queen.
Plenty of big announcements were made during Sega Fes 2018, like Shenmue I and II for modern platforms and the Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini for Japan. But nothing truly came close to the importance of the fact that the upcoming spinoff rhythm game Persona 5: Dancing Star Night will feature DLC costumes from the Yakuza series. Additionally, there will be a Sonic the Hedgehog outfit. Sega--the parent company of Persona developer Atlus--put out a Twitter poll asking fans which franchise crossover outfits they'd want in the Persona dancing games. Yakuza came in first by a wide margin with 46% of the vote while Sonic received 38% and Virtua Fighter trailed with 16% of votes.
The image below shows off the different costumes for each member of the Phantom Thieves: The main protagonist as Kazuma Kiryu, Ryuji Sakamoto as Ryuji Goda, Ann Takamaki as Goro Majima, Yusuke Kitagawa as Shun Akiyama, Makoto Niijima as Yasuko Saejima, Futaba Sakura as The Florist, and Haru Okumura as Haruka Sawamura. As for Morgana, he'll be getting a cute Sonic onesie/jumpsuit.
Just because Virtua Fighter placed last in the poll doesn't mean it's not getting some love. Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night will feature DLC outfits from the esteemed fighting series: The main protagonist as Akira Yuki, Yukari Takeba as Pai Chan, Junpei Iori as Jeffry McWild, Akihiko Sanada as Wolf Hawkfield, Mitsuru Kirijo as Sarah Bryant, Fuuka Yamagishi as Lau Chan, Aigis as Jacky Bryant, and Ken Amada as Kage-Maru. Unfortunately, it looks as though the adorable, yet fierce shiba inu Koromaru isn't included.
Both Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night are set to simultaneously launch in Japan on May 24 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita; there's currently no word on a North American or European release. The price and release date for all the DLC outfits have not been revealed yet. It was previously revealed that both games will feature PlayStation VR support and there will be a few special editions that include original art, soundtracks, and a downloadable version of Persona 4: Dancing All Night for PS4.
The original RPG Persona 5 won the hearts and minds of many including the GameSpot staff, and you can watch or read why it earned second place in our Best Games Of 2017 awards. As for Yakuza, the final chapter in Kazuma Kiryu's long-running, heartfelt story just came out; check out our Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life review. We have some die-hard Yakuza fans here at GameSpot; you can watch us convince the world to dive into the series and spread the good word of Kazuma Kiryu.
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