A Unique Crossover
Square Enix revealed that the world of Monster Hunter is coming to Final Fantasy XIV, the long-running Final Fantasy MMO. This reveal came as part of Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase.
The reveal ended with the promise of a summer 2018 release date for the update. Check out the teaser below:
Additionally, a new patch for Final Fantasy XIV was revealed, titled Under the Moonlight. It is unclear whether the summer 2018 release window applies to this update, too, or just the Monster Hunter: World content. The tease for this incoming content was brief, making it difficult to decipher what new things it will bring to the game.
The revealed for each update were quick and didn't show much gameplay, although I'm sure we'll learn more about the Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter: World update this E3. We did see a dragon-like monster in the teaser, which hints at some possible Monster Hunter-style missions coming to the MMO. We also saw a Palico in the teaser, possibly insinuating they might aid you as companions in Final Fantasy XIV like they do in Monster Hunter: World.
Initially released in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV continues to receive support from Square Enix, and their Monday showcase ensured fans of the MMO that that support is not stopping anytime soon.
Monster Hunter: World was released in January of this year. No new information about this third-person action game was revealed during the showcase.
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