Hello and welcome to part 6 of our coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 as it is more commonly known.
Organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the event has had a long run up to this point.
Today we are going to cover the Square Enix showcase. SE have unveiled some new interesting titles, and one of them that is very…weird. Let’s get started.
(Let us know if we miss anything and we’ll be sure to include it next time!)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Eidos Montreal in collaboration with Square Enix and Marvel have unveiled Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. An action adventure RPG where you are in control of Peter Quill and lead your band of misfits through different adventures. From the trailer you could really feel that the game embodies the same energy as the movie version of Guardians of the Galaxy.
The gameplay elements seem to be similar to Mass Effect where you control other members of the party through Star-Lord. During the presentation the developers highlighted that this single player story driven game will have moments in the story that the decisions made by Peter will impact the how the story progresses in the later part of the game.
The game is set for release on PS5, PS4. Xbox X|S, PC and cloud version for Nintendo Switch on 26th October this year. Pre-order links are below.
Square has also announced that there are several mobile games that they are working on for iOS and Android. Let’s have a look at them below.
- Hitman Sniper: The Shadows: This game seems to focus on a new story and new agents. Agent 47 seems to have disappeared and you and your team are tasked with taking out enemies using a sniper rifle.
- NieR Reincarnation: This game is already available to download via Google Play and App Store for registered users. NieR Reincarnation is a third person RPG where the players explore areas inside a tower, referred to as “The Cage” in-game. The game features beautiful visuals and a good soundtrack.
- Final Fantasy VII First Soldier: The story of this game takes place 30 years before Final Fantasy VII, where Shinra is hosting a battle royale, where players are to take down other players using a variety of weapons. The winner gets to enlist in Shinra’s SOLDIER program. Final Fantasy VII First Soldier is set to come out later this year for both Android and iOS devices.
- Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: Square Enix is porting Final Fantasy 1 to Final Fantasy 6 to mobile devices and Steam with a 2D pixel makeover. Not much is known about this game at this point.
With the success of NieR Automata Platinum Games is further enhancing the hack and slash combat system with Babylon’s Fall. This game is set to launch as a live service game where regular updates and events will be released along with new moves and areas to explore. Babylon’s Fall is coming to PS5,PS4 and PC, there is no release title yet but you can sign up for a closed beta. Available for players on Steam, PS4 and PS5.
Life is Strange
Square Enix revealed new info on the upcoming Life is Strange Remastered Collection and Life is Strange: True Colors. Additional gameplay footage of Life is Strange: True Colors was shown where the creative director explained briefly how the protagonist Alex Chen controls her powers and uses them in different situations. Life is Strange: True Colors comes out on 10th September to Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S and PC. Pre-order links are below.
Legend of Mana Remake
A new cinametic trailer for the Legend of Mana Remake was shown on the showcase. This is a remake of one of the most beloved titles in the Mana series and is set to come out on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam on 24th June this year.
New info on the upcoming Black Panther DLC for Marvel’s Avengers was revealed with a new trailer. The action packed trailer showed some footage from Wakanda and T’Challa clashing with Klaw, who is out to steal vibranium. Black Panther: War for Wakanda does not have a release date yet.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Stranger of Paradise is a new mainline Final Fantasy game, set in a parallel world of Final Fantasy 1. This action RPG revolves around three individuals with one goal in mind. To find and kill chaos. As repeated by the main character in various ways throughout the runtime of the trailer. No release date is set for the game, but we were lucky enough to play the PlayStation 5 exclusive demo of the game and we will be talking about this game in the near future.