Ubisoft and Square Enix revealed that there will be a Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed: Origins crossover, an unlikely collaboration that surprised fans of both well-loved franchises.
Final Fantasy XV is set to receive Assassin's Creed: Origins content, and vice versa. When Square Enix said that there were big things in store for Final Fantasy XV at Gamescom 2017, it wasn't kidding.
Final Fantasy XV, Assassin's Creed: Origins Crossover Unveiled
The announcement of a Final Fantasy XV - Assassin's Creed: Origins crossover came as a total surprise, but Ubisoft and Square Enix have apparently started planning the collaboration almost three years ago.
In an Ubisoft blog post, it was revealed that it all started in an informal meeting at the Tokyo Game Show 2014. The collaboration between the two companies culminated Gamescom 2017, where artwork was unveiled showcasing the crossover with art of Bayek from Assassin's Creed: Origins and Noctis from Final Fantasy XV.
"This collaboration is the result of being huge fans," said Ubisoft Montreal game director Ashraf Ismail, as the teams behind the two games have immense respect for each other.
Final Fantasy XV Assassin's Festival DLC
The crossover kicks off on Aug. 30 for Final Fantasy XV. Players who were able to acquire the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival will receive an Assassin outfit for Noctis.
The real deal, however, happens the following day on Aug. 31, when Square Enix will release the free Assassin's Festival DLC. The event will see Lestallum transformed for the festival, with banners and other decorations. Players will be able to participate in new activities and acquire themed items and features, including another Assassin's Creed-inspired outfit.
Most importantly, Noctis will be receiving abilities that will allow him to use some of the popular skills of the Assassins, apparently including the ability to launch a Leap of Faith right in the middle of the town.
The Assassin's Festival will run until Jan. 31, giving players five whole months of Noctis and his crew running around as Assassins in Lestallum.
'Final Fantasy XV' In 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'?
The announcements did not mention what Final Fantasy XV content will come to Assassin's Creed: Origins, though the artwork might be hinting that Bayek would be able to wield some of the Royal Arms of Noctis. Could there be some Chocobos hiding in the desert as well?
We would not know for sure until further details are released, but the wait will not be too long. Assassin's Creed: Origins is set to launch on Oct. 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, a mobile version of the RPG, is meanwhile set to be released later this year.