Final Fantasy 15 receiving Assassin's Creed DLC, gamescom post reveals

Kristi Paul
August 25, 2017

This has apparently been brewing for nearly three years ago. Players who have the Dream Egg will receive a special gift next week, and it's none other than a Master Assassin outfit for Noctis.

Apparently cosplaying as an Assassin's Creed character is such a phenomenon that it's infiltrated the world of Final Fantasy 15.

Ashraf Ismail, game director on Origins, said, 'This collaboration is the result of being huge fans. 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.

It's unexpected, but kind of sweet.

Apparently, according to a Ubiblog post, the collaboration started nearly three years ago during Tokyo Game Show, when members of Ubisoft and Square Enix informally met to express admiration for each other's work. It begins with a free DLC for FFXV called "Assassin's Festival" where your favorite FFXV royal entourage roleplay as Bayek.

Then, on August 31, the free Assassin's Festival DLC hoists signs and banners across Lestallum, transforming the town for the event and adding in new events for players to explore.

So, what does collaboration mean for fans? This isn't the first time Assassin's Creed has appeared in a Final Fantasy game - Ezio Auditore's outfit appeared in Final Fantasy XIII-2, which was one of several cross-brand collaborations for the FFXIII era of the franchise. This is a free, limited-time event that will run from August 31st to January 31st, so you'll have plenty of time to get in on the fun. In addition to gameplay similar to Assassin's Creed, the festival will include mini-games as well as a chance to acquire exclusive items, including the "Medjay Assassin's Robes" for Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto. Back in 2012, Square Enix's game was granted access to an "Assassin's Creed" costume via the Final Fantasy 13-2 paid DLC. The official announcement during gamescom was since commemorated with official artwork, showcasing the crossover between Assassin's Creed Origins and Final Fantasy 15.

Assassin's Creed Origins is set to release on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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