Square Enix Is Planning a Surprise World Reveal During E3

by in General | Jun, 4th 2021

It’s no surprise that a company like Square Enix is held in such high regard, being the minds behind plenty of fan-favorite series such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Super Mario RPG, and the Tomb Raider Reboot series. However, it seems like they are hiding something during their announcement for what to expect during their E3 conference.

While revealing a list of titles to be shown, Square mentioned that they intentionally left their catalog vague. “Rest assured we have plenty that will make you go ‘ooh‘ and possibly even ‘ahh’ …but we’re going to keep the line-up mostly under wraps for now. After all, we don’t want to ruin the fun.”

However, Square Enix’s line-up of titles to be shown at E3 is something to look forward to.

Babylon’s Fall

Babylon’s Fall is the latest from developer platinum games, a company that’s no stranger to character action games. This title has players fighting through a pseudo-medieval landscape with shifting castles, fighting enemies in classic platinum games fashion, as well as including massive boss fights. What looks to be a mixture between Bayonetta with the world design of a brighter Dark Souls makes for an extremely interesting game. Although, the game was delayed indefinitely, as the title was originally announced in December of 2019 on PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast. However, the title seems to be making a return, as an update on the game will be coming during Square Enix’s E3 presentation.

Marvel’s Avengers

Square recently released their Marvel Avengers game, seemingly released during the highest point that Marvel films and comics were at. The game lets players take the reigns of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. However, the game was not all it was cracked up to be, with the gameplay being the biggest issue that players had, from quick-time events that players couldn’t fail even if they tried, to a useless crafting system, and hours upon hours of hours grinding to complete the game. Players were not happy with the way that marvel’s Avengers shipped. However, it seems like Square is sticking to its guns by supporting the game with a new expansion. Players will receive information about the Black Panther – War for Wakanda expansion, which will see the Avengers teaming up with the Marvel character Black Panther. More information about the title’s in-game events will also be shown off during Square Enix’s E3 presentation.

Life is Strange: True Colors and Life is Strange: Remastered Collection

Life is Strange is a series that’s akin to Telltale games, where the players choose actions that will affect the rest of the world’s story. The game features a story about a young girl named Max who has the ability to rewind time and fix past mistakes, and her friend, Chloe, who players would consider to be a bad influence on Max. Together, the two of them must solve a mystery plaguing the town of arcadia bay. Players who enjoyed the original story of the characters Max and Chloe were treated to another story that took place before the events of the first title, and both of these two stories will be included in the “Life is Strange: Remastered Collection” Launching this fall. The newest installment of the Life is Strange series, titled “Life is Strange: True Colors,” follows Alex Chen, a woman who has the power to manipulate and absorb the emotions of everyone. When her brother dies in a mysterious accident, Alex must use the power she’s been hiding for so long to uncover the dark secrets hiding within the mining town of Haven Springs, Colorado. Players who want to know more about this cinematic series will be happy to know that Square will be going into a deep dive about not only Life is Strange: True Colors, but the remastered collection that graphically enhances the two original titles, putting Max and Chloe into the modern age. 

A World Premire from Eidos-Montreal

Billed right at the top of their announcement, it looks like Eidos-Montreal is making something that Square Enix is excited to announce to players. However, no other information is known about what it could be. The most recent projects that Eidos-Montreal was a part of were Marvel’s Avengers and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. With nothing else being known about the company’s plans, it seems that Square is keeping its announcements under wraps until June 12th.

Other Titles That Could Appear

Square also has some more titles underneath their belt that might be making an appearance. As Final Fantasy 7: Remake Part 2 hasn’t been announced yet, fans are wondering if Square is hard at work trying to finalize an announcement for the game. Although the many times that the first part of the titular remake was delayed, it is unlikely that a proper release date will be announced for the game. Some content was put out for PS5 Owners of the title, with a special Yuffie story that takes place during the first half of the remake. Some other titles that could appear during the E3 presentation would be an update on Final Fantasy XVI. As a lot of information about what the game’s world and characters are is already public, it seems like a good time for Square Enix to let fans know about the progress of the next title in their blockbuster series. Another announcement that was made on Square’s behalf was the announcement of Dragon Quest XII: The Flame of Fate, as a few weeks ago, the game was announced during the 35th anniversary broadcast for the series, supposedly a darker version of the game, being touted as “Dragon Quest for Adults” by series creator Yuji Horii. The gameplay is also supposedly going to be revamped while still holding some of the turn-based combat of the original series. Whether that means that players are going to see a Dragon Quest in the style of Final Fantasy XV’s and 7 Remake’s combat system is up for debate, however.

Square seemingly has a massive line-up for their E3 presentation, and with 40 minutes to show it all, it’s a no-brainer that there’s going to be some big announcements coming, especially with how excited Square Enix seems to be about their presentation. Fans of Final Fantasy, or fans who want to know about Platinum’s next title, should look forward to June 12th, when Square Enix takes the stage during their E3 presentation.


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