Lilith Games has just announced the latest epic crossover event for AFK Arena, which brings fan-favourite Persona 5 characters, JOKER and QUEEN, to the mix. On December 30, you can temporarily add these characters to your lineup for free, and, if you like them, you have plenty of time to grab them permanently from the in-game store until March 15, 2021.
JOKER and QUEEN each bring something new to the combat table in AFK Arena. JOKER summons his persona, Arsene, who’s an AoE powerhouse, capable of delivering powerful attacks to the opposition and punishing crowd control. Meanwhile, QUEEN summons persona Johanna, a mighty motorcycle that can both dish the damage to her enemies and heal and shield her teammates.
The Persona 5 crossover event doesn’t end with the new characters though. The New Year update will also feature a Phantom Thieves-themed PvE dungeon, which challenges you to pick QUEEN or JOKER and battle your way through a maze to earn XP and various other rewards.
JOKER and QUEEN’s arrival rounds out a busy year for Lilith Games, which has already held AFK Arena crossovers with Assassin’s Creed, Samurai Shodown, and Overlord. In total, eight new characters joined the roster this year, including Ezio Auditore, Ukyo Tachibana, Ainz Ooal Gown, and Albedo.
Outside of the game, AFK Arena picked up two million new downloads, was the inspiration for a new music track by Don Diablo, and saw massive YouTuber Markiplier join as an NPC. Also, /The/ Elijah Wood starred in a series of commercials, which doubtless contributed to more than a few of those downloads.