The Phantom Thieves escape PERSONA5 and join the epic Hero line-up in AFK Arena

JOKER and QUEEN, the iconic protagonists of ATLUS’s critically acclaimed J-RPG PERSONA5, step into the world of Esperia as they join the cast of hugely popular mobile title AFK Arena

December 27th 2020 – Lilith Games is excited to announce that two iconic stars from ATLUS Games acclaimed PERSONA5 are joining the cast of its idle-RPG, AFK Arena. JOKER and QUEEN, two of the most recognisable heroes from the J-RPG’s team of Phantom Thieves, are jumping straight from Tokyo’s streets and into the world of Esperia where they are going to steal players’ hearts. The two Heroes will be free to try as part of the forthcoming New Year update on December 30th, when players can experiment with them before deciding if they want to add JOKER and QUEEN to their squad from the in-game store where they will be on sale until February 27th. 

PERSONA5’s dungeon-crawling, turn-based combat blends perfectly with AFK Arena’s idle-RPG action in this latest crossover.  Both JOKER and QUEEN look stunning in AFK’s striking visuals, while still retaining their instantly recognisable and iconic style. Both characters bring a unique set of skills to the battlefield. JOKER can summon the persona ARSENE to his side to unleash powerful attacks, such as the devastating Maeigaon that deals an instant crushing blow to foes. QUEEN can also call upon her persona JOHANNA, a powerful motorcycle that unleashes her devastating Stationary Drifter Ultimate attack, this creates a Nuclear Tornado that rains down multiple strikes on opponents. For fans of the Phantom Thieves, the New Year update also features an exclusive themed PVE dungeon.  Players must pick a Hero and dive into the maze of their heart to obtain the truths locked within. Exploring the Metaverse and battling enemies earns players XP and incredible rewards using JOKER and QUEEN to traverse the maze safely.

PERSONA5 is a gaming classic that was voted the best modern JRPG by IGN, making JOKER and QUEEN the perfect way to see out AFK Arena’s incredible year. The two newest Heroes join the idle RPG’s epic cast alongside other 2020 additions including Zaphrael and Lucretia, Ezio Auditore from Assassin’s Creed, Samurai Shodown’s Ukyo Tachibana and Overlord’s Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo. 2020 also saw 2 million new downloads of the game, the creation of an epic AFK Arena inspired track from Don Diablo, YouTube sensation Markiplier becoming an NPC in the game and the launch of the “Cheat on Your RPG” commercials starring Elijah Wood.

AFK Arena can be downloaded now from Google Play and the App Store for free, with the PERSONA5 New Year update available from December 30th. To keep up-to-date on this hit title, join the 1 million strong community on Facebook

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Lilith’s first fully self-developed title, Soul Hunters topped the charts in multiple countries globally. Soul Hunters was followed by “Art of Conquest” in September 2017, “Rise Of Kingdoms” in September 2018, and “AFK Arena” in April 2019. Another self-developed game, “Abi” was selected by the Apple App Store as ‘Best Indie Game of the Year’ 2017. Today Lilith Games has more than nine hundred employees and has brought the joy of gaming to more than 100 million players worldwide. Visit for more.