Look out gamers, Ubisoft and Square Enix are going in cahoots to bring you a collaboration of epic fashion proportions. It was announced today that a costume worn by Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed Revelations would be loaning his garments to Noel Kreiss of Final Fantasy XIII-2.
It must be laundry day in Cocoon because Noel, one of the main characters from Final Fantasy XIII-2, will be borrowing garb from Ezio, the main protagonist from Assassin's Creed Revelations. Ezio's outfit will come optional as downloadable content.
Square Enix has been trying as desperately to push as many incentives as they can on players in hopes that they will get excited about Final Fantasy XIII-2 when it releases next year. There are already a choice a of three pre-order incentives at various retailers. Along with pre-order incentives, Square Enix also plans on offering bi-monthly DLC, which one would assume includes the Assassin's Creed costume arrangement.
There may be no surprise that Square Enix is trying to get a positive buzz going for a sequel that had a mediocre predecessor (read our review of Final Fantasy XIII). CEO of Square Enix, Yoichi Wada, has also admitted that the Final Fantasy brand has been hurt recently. Could all of these incentives be their way to climb back up from rock bottom?
Check out the images below for an idea of the character Noel (on the right in the FFXIII-2 picture) and the Ezio costume.
Release details for the downloadable Ezio attire will be announced at a later date. Will this joint-collaboration between Ubisoft and Square Enix be enough to push fans to become more interested in Final Fantasy XIII-2 or will Square Enix have to try a little harder to get their franchise out of a rut?
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is out now for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 releases January 31, 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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