Revealed back at TGS, Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest will be crossing over to each other starting next month in their respective online worlds in an anniversary celebration of sorts. Final Fantasy XI marks 11 years of service, while Dragon Quest X has been around for one year and Final Fantasy XIV restarted back in August.
Final Fantasy XI will be the first title to kick off the event, with Dragon Quest items invading on December 11th. Sage Hourou from Dragon Quest X has turned up in the land of Vana’diel and somehow players will be able to obtain slime-themed gear. FFXIV’s spriggans have also shown up and clearing certain requirements will earn you a special spriggan-themed outfit.
Final Fantasy XIV’s main events are scheduled to run from around mid January to mid February. A giant Shantotto from FFXI has appeared in Eorzea and players will be able to take her on in a special FATE event that will net a Shantotto minion pet. Golems from DQX will be apart of another FATE with the reward for completion a minion as well.
Further details and an official English announcement from Square Enix is expected soon, but in the meantime you can view the first direct feed screenshots of each event below.