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Monster Hunter World X Final Fantasy XIV Crossover's First Behemoth Gameplay Looks Epic

Capcom and Square Enix showcased the first epic gameplay of the upcoming Behemoth hunt coming to Monster Hunter World with the Final Fantasy XV crossover.

July 15, 2018

Today, during a livestream from Japan, Capcom and Square Enix revealed the first live gameplay of the upcoming Behemoth hunt in Monster Hunter World, marking the first phase of the crossover with Final Fantasy XIV.

At the controls, we see Monster Hunter World Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Executive Director Kaname Fujioka, and Director Yuya Tokuda, alongside Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida.

As usual, the fight includes several phases, and the Behemoth looks absolutely brutal, able to make a mess of hunters that fight it without respecting the challenge. Incidentally, Final Fantasy XIV fans will recognize certain mechanics, like having to hide behind boulders to seek protection from meteors.

The quest is titled “He Taketh it with His Eyes” with the main objective being of course to slay the Behemoth. You’ll need hunter rank 16 or higher to participate, and you’ll have 35 minutes to complete the mission. This quest will always be available, unlike others like Kulve Taroth.

The free update that will implement behemoth which will come on August 2nd at 1:00 AM BST or August 1st at 5:00 PM PDT.

You can check out the recording of the epic battle below, alongside a few slides explaining the fight. If you want to learn more about the game, you can also take a look at the latest update of the event and challenge quest schedule.

The game is currently available on PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version will come on Steam on August 9th.

You can grab a copy for consoles on Amazon.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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