Today at Day 2 of the Final Fantasy Fan Festival in Tokyo, Square Enix made a series of announcements about Final Fantasy XIV Online, including the start-date for the game’s crossover event with Final Fantasy XV.
The crossover event, which was announced previously, is called A Nocturne For Heroes, and it begins April 16. This news was confirmed during a behind-the-scenes “Letter From the Producer” event featuring producer Naoki Yoshida. The event brings a number of Final Fantasy XV gear and items to FFXIV, including the game’s first-ever four-player mount. You guessed it, the mount is the Regalia, which is the car the main characters drive in FFXV. The other items include FFXV-themed gear and a hairstyle from the game.
In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.56, which is called “A Requiem for Heroes Part 2,” will launch very soon–it’s due out Tuesday, March 26. Coming after that is Patch 4.57, which adds the new World Visit system, and it’s launching on April 23.
You can see a full schedule of important dates in the graphic below, which covers all the big proceedings leading up to the release of Shadowbringers on July 2 (or June 28 with Early Access):
Yoshida and main scenario writer/world lore creator Banri Oda answered a series of fan questions during the panel covering a range of topics. You can re-watch the panel here on Twitch.
Fan Fest Day 1 yesterday brought a lot of big news as well, including the next race for Shadowbringers, a new raid, more screenshots, and a fresh trailer–get all the details here.
Keep checking back with GameSpot for more from Fan Fest today and Monday, including a gallery of some of the best cosplay we’ve seen. Disclosure: Square Enix paid for GameSpot’s flight to Tokyo and accomodations.