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

16 Jul 2018, Posted by Ernesta Svobaite in Newsroom

LONDON (16th July, 2018) – SQUARE ENIX® today announces all the information of what players can expect when its highly-anticipated collaboration with Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World™ arrives in FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood™ on 7th August. The upcoming crossover, first revealed during this year’s ElectronicEntertainment Expo (E3), will test the mettle of players as they face off against the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos.

Hunt the “King of the Skies”!

Arriving as part of the Patch 4.36 update alongside the next installment of The Forbidden Land Eureka titled “The Pagos Expedition”, Level 70 players who have completed the “Stormblood” main scenario quest will be able to take on the mighty beast in both Normal and Extreme versions of “The Great Hunt” Trial. While the Normal version will see eight Warriors of Light team up to try and emerge victorious, the Extreme version will challenge four players to defeat the monster, while featuring certain additional mechanics in homage to Monster Hunter: World.

A Dragoon rides the Rathalos Mount

New Minions Poogie and Palico

A range of rewards will be available as part of the collaboration:

  • New Armor Set – design inspired by Rathalos
  • New Minions – Poogie and Palico
  • New Mount – Rathalos
  • New Furnishing – BBQ Spit

Check out the brand new trailer for the collaboration here: https://youtu.be/rJuaLF131Qw

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

The Rathalos Armor Set and BBQ Spit Furnishing

Also during today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida gave a first tease of what’s to come after the collaboration, in the upcoming Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet:

  • 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 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/

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has 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 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

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