Gamescom has brought in its fair share of announcements and reveals, but one of the weirdest collaborations was announced today: a crossover promotion between Final Fantasy XV and Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Both Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and Assassin’s Creed Origins Ashraf Ismail took to the stage to make the announcement of the events that, as Ubisoft put it, “will result in the two franchises paying homage to each other’s gaming universes.”
Ubisoft laid out the full details of what fans of both games will see.
“The collaboration kicks off on August 30th, as Final Fantasy XV players who have obtained the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival event will be gifted a very familiar Assassin outfit for Noctis,” the company wrote (via Kotaku). The very next day, August 31st, will be the release of the free Assassin’s Festival DLC for Final Fantasy XV. The town of Lestallum will transform itself for the event with signs and banners signaling the arrival of the festival, and new activities will be available for players to participate in.
“It doesn’t end there. The Assassin’s Festival will have some additional themed items and features, including another outfit from Assassin’s Creed, along with abilities that enable Noctis to explore more like an Assassin and even use some of the Assassins’ more well-known abilities.”
As odd as this crossover event is, it’s shockingly not the first time the two series have mixed. Final Fantasy X-2 offered some Assassin’s Creed–themed outfits as part of a paid DLC costume. Fortunately, all of the content detailed above will be free.
Final Fantasy XV is already out and playable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Assassin’s Creed Origins releases on October 27th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.