THE GREAT HUNT BEGINS AUGUST 7 WITH FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE AND MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD COLLABORATION

THE GREAT HUNT BEGINS AUGUST 7 WITH FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE AND MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD COLLABORATION

THE GREAT HUNT BEGINS AUGUST 7 WITH FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE AND MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD COLLABORATION

Action-Packed Trailer Debuts Rathalos Battle, New Mount, Minions, and More

LOS ANGELES (July 16, 2018) – 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 GREAT HUNT BEGINS AUGUST 7 WITH FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE AND MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD COLLABORATIONHunt the “King of the Skies”

A new trailer debuting the Rathalos battle and other collaboration content is available here: https://youtu.be/eUCn-P0ePa0

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.

A Dragoon rides the Rathalos Mount


New Minions: Poogie and Palico

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

Additional details and full conditions of participation for the crossover event are available on the special collaboration website: http://sqex.to/3sI


The Rathalos Armor Set and BBQ Spit Furnishing

During today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE, producer and director Naoki Yoshida also teased future FINAL FANTASY XIV: Online content coming in Patch 4.4, including:

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • New Sidequests – The Four Lords and Even Further Hildibrand Adventures
  • New Dungeons – The Burn and Saint Mocianne's Arboretum (Hard)
  • New Trial – Suzaku
  • New Raid – Omega: Alphascape
  • Updates to jobs, PvP, Battle System, Eureka, Gathering and Crafting, Grand Companies, Housing, The Gold Saucer and more.

Fans can also look forward to an exciting season of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Fan Festivals all over the world. North America will kick off the tour on November 16-17, 2018 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, followed by the European Fan Festival on February 2-3, 2019 at the La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, and ending with the Tokyo Fan Festival in March 2019. Additional details may be found here: https://fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com/

For more information on Monster Hunter: World, visit: www.monsterhunterworld.com

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 141 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 65 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/

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