Assassin's Creed's Ezio Joins the Party in Final Fantasy XIII-2

Assassin's Creed's Ezio Joins the Party in Final Fantasy XIII-2

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The protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be able to don an Assassin's garb in an upcoming DLC pack.

Square Enix loves bizarre crossovers. At this point, the internet will probably roll its collective eyes and go "duh," but honestly, who would have thought that a Final Fantasy/Disney mash-up would become a media darling prior to 2002? Thanks to Ubisoft, another unlikely character will be entering Square Enix's world of crystals, moogles, and chocobos: Ezio Auditore da Firenze, recurring protagonist of the Assassin's Creed series. A DLC package for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII-2 will allow new protagonist Noel Kreiss to don the iconic Italian's robes.

The reasoning behind this unusual pairing is not clear. A press release from Square Enix extols the histories, fans, and sales of both series, and reveals that Ubisoft is "lending" Ezio's black Assassin robe to the popular fantasy RPG series. Aside from both series embracing yearly releases, it's hard to find points of commonality between teenagers who save the world through friendship and impossible hairdos and an aging Assassin who roams Europe rooting out systemic corruption. Nevertheless, the outfit looks cool no matter who's wearing it, although Square Enix has not revealed whether it will affect anything other than Noel's aesthetics.

This promotion could be a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two radically different companies, but if it sells, perhaps Ubisoft and Square Enix will be willing to take on future projects together. I don't know about you, but I'm personally ready to pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3 right now if Square Enix can promise me a level that features Sora leaping into haystacks and lobbing Italian profanities at Templars.

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if Ezio himself was in XIII-2, I might've actually been interested in it :P

I would've found it hilarious if this costume was actually intended for Vanille. There's something about the mental image of her doing the sneaky, sneaky, stab you in the neck thing that amuses me.

So is this what people do now?
Didn't MGS4 have an Altair costume in it?
Now that I think about it, didn't Ezio have a Cyborg Raiden costume in Brotherhood?
Still, it isn't the weirdest crossover I've seen.
http://vgtribune.com/colonel-sanders-makes-guest-appearance-in-phantasy-star-portable-2-infinity/

Escapist, I love your stuff, and I know full well that you need to make money...

But it seriously bothers me when you put up such misleading titles for your articles. You guys should be classier than that: there are some things which shouldn't be done for the sake of that extra page-view. Please, just tell it straight in the future.

You have to admit that Ezio's outfit is freakin' badass. I wouldn't be surprised if Renaissance clothing becomes the new fashion in a few years.

-.-

That is all I care to say about that.
What? More you say?
I didn't think anybody cared about ff anymore.
Unfortunately, it looks like I'm wrong.

Why take a decent character and insert him in a game that'll prolly wind up being crappy?
Oh, my bad. His clothes. Yeah. Not even him. Someone stole his shirt. Wow.

Ubisoft and Square/Enix are so funny...

In a bad way.

Please tell me this means we're getting Squaresoft again.

Now the Japanese video-game characters themselves are cos-playing? Weird

What's with Ezio and AAA Japanese games? Soul Calibur and now Final Fantasy? Pretty soon we'll have Ezio be playable in Super Smash Bros. or something.

But that would still be awesome.

When the haystack was in Peace Walker and Raiden appeared in Brotherhood, it seemed meaningful, like those two had an important relationship. Now? AC is the no pants wearing whore who gives it out to all takers. Stay away from that glammed up tart people, Renascence syphilis still has no cure.

(It must be said that I can't wait to take him on in Soulcalibur)

Undead Dragon King:
What's with Ezio and AAA Japanese games? Soul Calibur and now Final Fantasy? Pretty soon we'll have Ezio be playable in Mario Tennis or something.

I don't know about that, but this seems plausible.

2xDouble:

Undead Dragon King:
What's with Ezio and AAA Japanese games? Soul Calibur and now Final Fantasy? Pretty soon we'll have Ezio be playable in Mario Tennis or something.

I don't know about that, but this seems plausible.

I realized that just as I hit "Post". I changed it right afterward.

Kinda wish it had been KH with the actual Ezio making an appearance. Or even better, have Aya show up in the game. Or perhaps if you're going to do costumes, do "classic" ones by having the characters wear either old protagonist clothes or make their own clothes look like they were in the style of one of the old games (strangely enough, as I thought of this, I realized Ezio would have actually fit with the style of IX with it's Renaissance style, and that if they wanted a character that would fit with this, they'd could probably work with Adam Jensen).

I've been had! I thought Ezio was going to do a cameo or something. Instead, it's just his costume. It's still looks good, but I'm not getting any DLC. Especially when it's just changing the clothing.

ok thats freakin' retarded. I like Assassins Creed as much as the next gamer but for fuck sake enough is enough, Ezio does NOT have to be in everything >.<

Also prefer Altair over the pretty boy. At least Altair had commitment to the cause with having the lose a finger and all :P

Desmond Miles as ... Cloud Strife. We'll get FF VII one way or another.

it's really sad to see how people who were disappointed by the first game are now not even considering the sequel
it's understandable but sad
because of all i read now(and i read A LOT) FFXIII-2 will be a complete antithesis to it'spredecessor
so much choice and freedom and lots of bonus stuff to do... it might even be the freest and choiciest ff ever
i really hope it blows the professional reviewers away so that the people at least take a look at it

as to the costume, i really hope this comes close to release so i can buy it
it would really suit that otherwise completely gay and uninteresting noel character

Penitent:
Escapist, I love your stuff, and I know full well that you need to make money...

But it seriously bothers me when you put up such misleading titles for your articles. You guys should be classier than that: there are some things which shouldn't be done for the sake of that extra page-view. Please, just tell it straight in the future.

I agree. This title definitely gives the idea that Ezio himself will be in FFXIII-2, the idea of which made me go WTF?! In reality, it's not Ezio, but Ezio's costume that will appear in the game.

The article title was quite misleading.

I love Assassin's Creed, and I am long-time fan of Final Fantasy (though I hated XIII); the thought of Ezio being a playable character in a Final Fantasy game filled me with confused disgust.

EDITED: As a character, Ezio belongs in Final Fantasy as much as I belong in the Tea Party. (Since you all don't know my political views, let me just say that both ideas are completely absurd.)

DTWolfwood:
ok thats freakin' retarded. I like Assassins Creed as much as the next gamer but for fuck sake enough is enough, Ezio does NOT have to be in everything >.<

Also prefer Altair over the pretty boy. At least Altair had commitment to the cause with having the lose a finger and all :P

Ezio is the new Dante! Run for the hills!

OT: I want FFXIII-2 reaaaaally bad. Just can't decide on the preorder bonus...

Gamestop's, which is a new oufit and weapon for Sarah (Which lets her attack faster, looks awesome, and has two different forms) or Amazon's, which has the Monster Arena and gives you Omega as a party member.

Am I the "only one" getting the feeling that Ubisoft are getting really desperate? They've finally found a franchise that sells, so they put out a new one each year, put the main character (or the costume) in every game they can and are even making a movie about it.

Kopikatsu:

OT: I want FFXIII-2 reaaaaally bad. Just can't decide on the preorder bonus...

Gamestop's, which is a new oufit and weapon for Sarah (Which lets her attack faster, looks awesome, and has two different forms) or Amazon's, which has the Monster Arena and gives you Omega as a party member.

Amazon. There, did it for you.

DVS BSTrD:
Now the Japanese video-game characters themselves are cos-playing? Weird

I lol'd

Sort of a guest appearance in FFXIII-2, appearing as a fighter in Soulcalibur V. All well and good, but we'll know if Japan truly likes the character when the "Adult Only" doujinshi comes out.

More importantly, this gives me an idea for a crossover game. Rayman, Uncle Pey'j, and SoT-era Prince of Persia are recruited by Abstergo to test out a new project. The goal? Create some convenient accidents that erase any spiky-haired protagonist from Square Enix history. Wrench in an airship engine, misfiring gunblade, that sorta thing. And if your cover gets blown, you can call in assistance from any of the organizations listed under the Tom Clancy banner.

 

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