Last year, fans rifled through the game files of Dragalia Lost and discovered evidence which indicated that the mobile title was going to have a Persona 5 crossover at some point in the future. Now, it appears that these findings have been proven to be correct, as Nintendo has recently announced that Persona 5 Strikers characters will be appearing in an upcoming Dragalia Lost event. This collaboration is expected to take place before the month ends.
The Nintendo Mobile YouTube page dropped an update video recently, where Dragalia Lost director Yuki Okada shared everything players needed to know about the upcoming event. According to him, Joker and the other Phantom Thieves will be teaming up with the Prince and the other Halidom in a brand-new adventure.
It’s been confirmed that Joker will be included in the roster of playable characters. However, another character will apparently be included after all the quests have been completed. Okada didn’t state which character this will be, probably to keep it as a surprise, but the datamined information from before suggests that Sofia, the new member of the Phantom Thieves, will be the other character.
What makes this event super interesting, asides from the fact that two beloved franchises will be doing a crossover, is the fact that the event will be utilizing graphics and animations similar to what you’ll see in Persona 5 Strikers—even the All-Out Attack, which is an iconic feature in the series.
As you may or may not know, dragons are an important aspect of Dragalia Lost’s gameplay, so it’s possible that the Persona Arsene will be filling that role, although this has yet to be officially confirmed. The crossover event is scheduled to go live some time within the month, and you can expect more information about the event to be released soon.
This crossover will also work as a promotion for Persona 5 Strikers, which is scheduled to launch shortly after the event, specifically on February 20, 2021. Many Persona fans from the West have been looking forward to the English release of Persona 5 Strikers, especially since it’s essentially considered to be a sequel to the highly acclaimed Persona 5.
Although, it’s worth noting that even though Strikers is still touted to be a roleplaying game at its core, it’s going to be utilizing a musou-style gameplay similar to Dynasty Warriors or Hyrule Warriors.
Persona 5 Strikers, otherwise known as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers in Japan, will once again gather the rest of the Phantom Thieves for the purpose of enjoying a fun and relaxing road trip together.
However, as you’d expect, things don’t go as planned and the Phantom Thieves find themselves in the middle of a brand-new mystery where the hearts of people are being stolen.
Persona 5 Strikers will be officially released on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, although Atlus has already confirmed that PlayStation 5 users will be able to play the game as well. As for Dragalia Lost, the action-RPG by developer Cygames is currently available to play on both iOS and Android devices.