E3 2018: Monster Hunter World Crossover With Final Fantasy 14 Coming Soon

Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy are crossing over.

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The Monster Hunter series is famous for its crossovers, bringing gear and equipment themed around numerous other games. With Monster Hunter World proving to be a major success, it's now World's chance for a cross-company crossover. During its E3 press conference, Square Enix revealed that Monster Hunter World content is on the way to the MMO, Final Fantasy XIV.

Square Enix offered a brief look at a forthcoming update. Patch 4.3, Under the Moonlight, will bring new Monster Hunter World-themed content in the next few months. We saw a Palico companion in Final Fantasy XIV's world, as well as a Rathalos. It's unclear what the Palico will do, but it looks like Rathalos will be a boss fight in the MMO. A press release states it will "bring new challenges to players of Final Fantasy XIV Online featuring characters from Monster Hunter World to the world of Hydaelyn."

Under the Moonlight's Monster Hunter World content launches sometime during Summer 2018. It looks to be a completely free update, although you will need to own the Stormblood expansion pack, have completed it, and reach level 70 in order access it. Of course, Final Fantasy XIV is a subscription-based MMO, so you'll need to have an active subscription if you hope to check out the new Monster Hunter content and whatever else might be added. More details will be shared during a Square Enix stream on June 12 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM BST.

Square Enix's press conference also brought news about Dragon Quest XI and offered a new look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider, among other things. It was a relatively brief event; you can see everything that was shared in our Square Enix briefing news recap.

This story has been updated and corrected.

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