Granblue Fantasy developer Cygames announced a surprising collaboration with Square Enix’s ancient MMORPG Final Fantasy XI.
Granblue Fantasy developer Cygames just hosted the 8th anniversary livestream of the game and revealed a new collaboration for the game.
Perhaps surprisingly, the collaboration is with an MMORPG by Square Enix, but it isn’t Final Fantasy XIV. It’s actually the venerable Final Fantasy XI, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in May.
The collaboration will happen at that time, as you can see in the trailer below.
Another trailer shows the new tier 5 jobs, Paladin and Viking. Vikings will use axes and swords, while Paladins will use swords and spears. On top of that, Paladin will be able to equip new shields that will unlock support abilities. They also have different rarities.
Viking will be available on March 10, while Paladin will be available on March 24.
The rank cap is also getting increased from 300 to 325.
If you’re wondering about Granblue Fantasy Relink, news about the game was not shared. This may be surprising for some as it was for me, but in a Director’s Letter post in January (which I completely missed) Tetsuya Fukuhara did mention that news about it would come after the 8th anniversary.
On the other hand, we know that the game is still coming as it was briefly showcased in the presentation of Cygames Osaka’s new motion capture studio just a few days ago. Hopefully, we’ll hear more soon.
The original Granblue Fantasy mobile game is available for iOS, Android, and PC via browsers. If you want to give it a try, you can read my detailed guide on how to create an account, install the game, and play in English.
On the other hand. Granblue Fantasy Relink is coming in 2022 for PS5, PS4, and PC.
If you’d like to see more, you can take a look at the previous trailer and images, more gameplay from 2020, and more images.