With so much focus on two particular games at the Square-Enix conference, it can be a bit difficult to remember what other announcements we got. We have discussed games like The Avengers and The Final Fantasy 7 Remake by other writers, so let’s do a quick breakdown of the other games they had on showcase.
Life Is Strange 2
It might seem strange (no pun intended) to consider promoting a game that is currently available. But for those of you who might not know this, Life Is Strange 2 is still ongoing. During the trailer, we saw reactions from Youtubers playing the game, but up until now, these were from episodes 1-3, with the most recent coming out last month. With one more episode coming at the end of the summer, and another at the end of the year, there will be plenty to look forward to. We’ll get to see just how much deeper the story is going to go for Sean and Daniel.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
It is hard to imagine that Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles came out more than 15 years ago. While the game itself was tricky to play with friends on the GameCube (requiring the Game Boy Advance), it was a nice multiplayer experience. However, the experience is set to become much more engaging as you will now be able to enjoy the game either on console or on mobile. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles will arrive this Winter on Switch, PS4, and on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Octopath Traveler Arrives on Steam
The Last Remnant Remastered is Available on Nintendo Switch
With its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system, The Last Remnant became a favorite classic for many gamers. It was also the first game Square-Enix had used the Unreal engine. It has been a decade since the original came out on Xbox 360, and now Switch players can play this game, too. PS4 players have had access to the game since December.
Dragon Quest Builders 2
As an action role-playing sandbox game with building mechanics, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be arriving worldwide on July 12 to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. This title expands on the original in nearly all aspects, and can allow up to four players to play together both online and offline.
We also got a trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age coming to Switch. While it was a new trailer, there was no update on the release date. The game is still set to come out later this year during Fall.
Square-Enix Music Arrives on Streaming Platforms
Kingdom Hearts 3 ReMind
Revealed earlier this week, Kingdom Hearts 3 will be getting a DLC later this Winter, called ReMind. This will give us additional cut-scenes and let us play as other characters such as Riku, Aqua, and Roxas. Alongside the extra content, Sora will also gain access to the Oathkeeper Keyblade, which will give him a whole new move-set to take down the heartless with.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
With the next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV around the corner (July 2), we got a trailer showcasing where the story is going to take us next, as we gain access to two new classes and two more races. It will be fun to see what the Gunbreaker and the Dancer will bring to the game, but we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.
Romancing Saga 3 & SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions
Two renowned games from the SaGa series is coming to the west. We did not get a release date, but it will be coming soon.
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Continuing to expand on the world of Brave Exvius, it was announced War of the Visions will be coming to smartphones, and will be released globally. The game itself is in development and will feature “tactics-like” gameplay.
From People Can Fly (who co-developed games like Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment), comes a new co-op shooter. Although we did not see any gameplay, it does look to have an interesting premise to it. Outriders is aiming for a Summer 2020 release.
First announced back in February, Oninaki has to assume the role of a watcher as he does battle by “maifesting” the souls of Daemons, which are this game’s classes. Each Daemon has its own set of unique weapons and skills, and players can change between them at any time. It looks to be a rather fast and engaging Action-RPG and we won’t have to wait long for it as it will be available on August 22.
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered
It almost felt like a cruel irony last year when FF7, FF9, FF10 and FF12 were all confirmed to get remasters, but FF8 was left out. Some could say it was a lackluster title, while others say the original source was accidentally deleted, and this game would never get a remaster. But Lo and Behold! Final Fantasy 8 is finally getting is own remaster, complete with brand new visuals that will make the game look better than ever (and just in time for the 20th anniversary too)! We don’t have a specific release date, but it will be coming this year to all platforms.
So What Do You Think?
Plenty of titles to look forward to with Square-Enix for the remainder of 2019, and especially next year. It will be fun to see what else they may have in store for us. Make sure to stay tuned to Culture of Gaming for more E3 goodies this week, including some on-floor specials from those of us at E3 right now!
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