It wouldn’t be a Square Enix E3 Showcase without some mention of Final Fantasy XIV — however, there is a great tie-in coming. According to a reveal at the Square Enix E3 2018 Showcase, we can expect some Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World collaboration coming this Summer.
The reveal, seen in the trailer below, came after an extended look at Final Fantasy XIV. At first, it seemed like the only announcement we would see was a teaser for the recently-released Patch 4.3 — dubbed Under the Moonlight.
However, rolling after the Under the Moonlight section we saw a tease at the upcoming crossover between Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter World. Crossover events for Capcom’s Monter Hunter series aren’t uncommon. With that said, the game crossover will happen sometime this Summer, an official release date is not yet known.
According to the crossover’s official webpage, players of Final Fantasy XIV will get to take on “an iconic monster from the Monster Hunter series.” Additionally, you will have to be at least Level 70 and you must have completed the main scenario quest “Stormblood” to access the crossover event. And yes, Square Enix isn’t shying away from the fact you can skip the grind to level 70 with the use of optional, purchasable items.
Final Fantasy XIV is available immediately for PC and PS4. Anyone looking to try out the base material of the crossover can get Monster Hunter World on PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC version coming Q3 or Q4 in 2018. In fact you can get both FFXIV and MHW via Amazon, if you haven’t already. Check out the reveal trailer below: