When is the Monster Hunter/Final Fantasy crossover coming? What’s in it again?
Ever since E3, gamers have been waiting for news concerning the crossover between Monster Hunter World and Final Fantasy XIV. Now, Square Enix has released a press release detailing all you need to know about it, including its release date:
“The highly-anticipated collaboration between SQUARE ENIX® and Capcom arrives in FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood® this August 7. First revealed during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the upcoming crossover uniting two beloved and wildly successful games will have Warriors of Light challenge the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos, from Monster Hunter: World™.
The crossover arrives as part of the Patch 4.36 update, alongside the next installment of The Forbidden Land Eureka, titled The Pagos Expedition. Level 70 players in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Online who have completed the “Stormblood” main scenario quest may take on the mighty Rathalos in both Normal and Extreme versions of “The Great Hunt” Trial. While the Normal version will have eight players team up to face the legendary beast, the Extreme version will challenge four players to defeat the monster, with numerous unique mechanics included as a homage to Monster Hunter: World and its gameplay.
Special rewards will be available to those who play through the collaboration content, including:
- New Armor Set – Inspired by Rathalos
- New Minions – Poogie and Palico
- New Mount – Rathalos
- New Furnishing – BBQ Spit”