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Final Fantasy XIII-2 crossing over with Assassin's Creed-themed DLC

Hot on the heels of Square Enix releasing a new set of screenshots from Final Fantasy XIII-2, now news has slipped out that the company will be partnering with Ubisoft to outfit one of its RPG heroes with a DLC wardrobe plucked straight from the Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

The cross-promotion will see FFXIII-2's lead Noel Kreiss outfitted with Ezio Auditore's assassin outfit from the latest sequel. Details of the design swap are sparse, however Square Enix did promise a firm release date and price tag shortly.

The Final Fantasy universe is always a hodge-podge of style, so including an alternative Noel-zio costume shouldn't seem too out of place. And while the corporate pairing might seem odd to North American industry watchers, Square Enix has been distributing Ubisoft games exclusively in Japan since April 2009, so the costume sharing isn't completely out of left field.

FFXIII-2 is due to arrive in North America January 31, and in the UK on February 3. You can read about the first five hours in our recent hands-on preview.

9 comments

  • Cyberninja - November 30, 2011 3:52 a.m.

    this is because Square works with Ubisoft, in europe ubisoft published Star Ocean: till the end of time
  • pr0tostar - November 29, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    Say what you will about Desomnd's lineage being passed around, I'll take playing as "Ezio" over Nomura's He-Yuna any day(I really thought he WAS Yuna when I first saw a screen of him.)
  • profile0000 - November 29, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    Alright, that looks pretty cool. And yeah, when I first read the title I honestly thought it was some joke or a major typo. Wonder if Square will get crossover stuff for other characters/companies.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - November 29, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    I dont think this is what the Assassins had in mind when they said "Everything is permitted"
  • Ilyere - November 29, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    Did think it was a bit out of the left-field. Hoping there are more costume bundles to choose from.
  • Garlador - November 29, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Like Kratos, Ezio is now a whore of cross-promotional marketing, crossovers, tie-ins, and publicity stunts. I'd rather Final Fantasy focus on making a good game rather than trying to entice Assassin's Creed lovers to play their un-released game with pre-announced, post-release, paid-for DLC.
  • g4m3rk1dd - November 29, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    but is the other stuff gonna be DLC? boss dude? serahs costume? i want the book without buying the game 3 times :|
  • Clovin64 - November 29, 2011 10:51 a.m.

    Want! Ezio's outfits always look pretty swish, and I'm totally on board for DLC costumes in XIII-2. Shame that Noel chap looks like an androgynous twat.
  • PrancingCera - November 29, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    Surely a game not having an Ezio costume would be news now, not the other way around!

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