In a weird turn of events, Square Enix will be releasing a brand new DLC for those still playing Final Fantasy XV. This won’t be another character episode, no. Instead, it’ll be something completely random that has nothing to do with the plot. They become Assassins. Like Assassin’s Creed Assassins. Like Square Enix and Ubisoft made a deal and now Noctis is an Assassin in an Assassin’s Creed-esque landscape. It’s entitled Assassin’s Festival and it’s a real thing. Trailer and all.
If you’re reading this article and thinking, “This doesn’t sound like the normal buttoned-up Matt.” That’s because this idea literally hurts my brain. All that comes to mind is question “Why?”. Well it turns out there’s actually a reason.
This strange marriage of ideas isn’t as random as many would believe. In fact, it’s been 3 years in the making. Ubisoft released a blog post, today, explaining that the idea came after a brief and impromptu interaction between the two brands at Tokyo Game Show, nearly three years ago.
“This collaboration is the result of being huge fans,” said Ashraf Ismail, Origins game director at Ubisoft Montreal. “There’s a lot of respect between the two teams and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to pay homage to each other’s work.”
Assassin’s Festival will be a free limited-time DLC that begins August 31 (my birthday, why?) and runs until January 31, 2018 (not my birthday, why?). The DLC will change Lestallum into a giant Assassin’s Creed style event, complete with banners and everything, and will include new costumes and items. One item in particular will be given to gamers a day before the event. If you obtain the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, Noctis will get a special Assassin’s Creed themed outfit.
The Assassin’s Creed addition is just another of a few IPs Square Enix has infused inside the sponge that is Final Fantasy XV. The others were Forza Motorsport 3 and Cup Noodles.
Now the question is, will Final Fantasy XV be in Assassin’s Creed Origins? I swear if I see one Chocobo…
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