You can almost picture how this kind of crossover started. Assassin’s Creed and Final Fantasy XV were at some kind of gaming prom together, both standing alone. Assassin’s Creed was going through an identity crisis, and Final Fantasy XV had arrived late, so neither had dance partners. Suddenly, their eyes met across the crowded floor, and they tentatively approached. They danced, and had a magical evening.
Or not. Either way, Assassin’s Creed is sneaking into Final Fantasy XV in the form of an in-game festival, complete with new costumes and items.
The collaboration was announced at Gamescom 2017 by way of a sweet piece of artwork and a trailer. The crossover started after members of both teams met at the Tokyo Games Show in 2014, and proceeded to nerd out over each other. According to a statement on Ubisoft’s blog, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Final Fantasy XV will be paying tribute to each other’s universe. This will start on 31 August in Final Fantasy XV, with some free DLC called the Assassin’s Festival.
In case you didn’t watch it, the above trailer shows Noctis and pals visiting the city of Lestallum during the Assassin Festival. Besides story content, which sees players helping out Cindy, players will also be able to dress up in some iconic hooded attire. Gameplay from the AC series looks to be implemented as well, including free-running, aerial assassinations, and making use of hiding spots.
All in all, it’s really cool to see big franchises playing nicely with each other. Be sure to visit the Assassin’s Festival in Final Fantasy XV from 31 August to 31 January. We’ll have to wait and see what tributes make it into Origins, which is launching for PC, PS4, and XBO on 27 October.