Dragalia Lost is shaping up to be one of Nintendo’s most interesting cult hits. Not only does it have excellent writing, fun gameplay, and a vibrant fan community, but it does crossovers with gusto. There have been events for Fire Emblem, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Cygames’ own Princess Connect! Re: Dive in which you can permanently add characters from those series to your roster. Today, director Yuji Okada dropped another bombshell of a guest in the form of Joker from Persona 5 Strikers (yes, specifically Strikers).
There’s little information about what the story will contain right now, with the video saying, “In Dragalia Lost, Joker and his friends will join forces with the Halidom to solve a strange incident in a brand new story.” It will be a raid battle and will employ visual effects that resemble those in Persona 5 Strikers. Joker will be summonable during the event and can call upon Arsène instead of shapeshifting into a dragon. His weapon seems to be the dagger, despite the fact that the game recently added a gun weapon type. To make things even more juicy, there will be another adventurer who will join your team permanently if you build up their friendship (as opposed to spending in game currency).
Not to brag, but I saw this coming. Not only was there a datamine suggesting it recently, but Persona 5 is a popular crossover source especially in mobile games, and Dragalia Lost is very much a mobile JRPG. They’re a perfect fit! Still, seeing as how DL is a Nintendo property, it’s always amazing to see where the Halidom is going to get new friends from. Caged Desire will drop in late January 2021.