Capcom has released a new Monster Hunter: World trailer for the game’s upcoming crossover with Final Fantasy XIV. The big draw for the event is the arrival of Behemoth from Square Enix’s long-running RPG series, but of course there’s also new armor to look forward to.
The trailer, which you can watch below, features a bunch of story setup for the mashup: “Drawn by aetheryte, a visitor arrives from the land of Eorzea. The crystal whispers of the start of a new chapter for our adventures… As they stand against the legendary beast that threatens the entire New World.”
The trailer shows a hunter stumbling across a sleeping Moogle, after which a Kulu-Ya-Ku seems to be investigating a Crystal from the Final Fantasy universe. Then the Behemoth arrives, towering over the diminutive hunters. “We pray for your success, brave Warriors of Light,” the trailer adds. For Final Fantasy fans, the video is littered with cool references, including an armor set that look to be inspired by the Dragoon class from Final Fantasy games.
As with most large monsters, hunting a Behemoth is going to be tricky, not just because it’s powerful and has big, sweeping attacks, but also because he’s able to call down meteors from the sky. On top of that, it seems that monsters that interact with the aforementioned Crystals are also given a power boost, as the Kulu-Ya-Ku is shown growing in size before attacking.
As previously mentioned, the Final Fantasy crossover event will be available for free to PS4 and Xbox One players on August 1. However, PC players will have to wait a little longer, as the game won’t be available on that platform then. Capcom has confirmed Monster Hunter: World’s PC release date as August 9. You can read the full PC specs here.
Monster Hunter: World has proved to be a commercial success for Capcom, and has set a new launch record for the series as well as becoming the Japanese company’s best-selling game ever. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Monster Hunter World review and we described it as “a meaningful evolution for the series at large.”