With the promise of more Babylon’s Fall, a secret Eidos Montreal project, as well as the potential of more Final Fantasy, I don’t think there’s ever been a more anticipated Square Enix conference in the event’s history.
ALL OF SQUARE ENIX’S E3 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS
WE GOT A HUGE FIRST LOOK AT THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
It’s a single-player, story-driven game that sees you playing as Peter Quill. Completely separate from the Avengers game that released last year, it looks to be doing all the right things and captures the humour and the vibe of the Guardians of the Galaxy that we’ve come to know and love. It releases on October 26th 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
STRANGER OF PARADISE: FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN IS A DARK SOULS-ESQUE GAME RELEASING IN 2022
(It’s releasing for PlayStation and Xbox, and a demo is coming to PS5)
THE EARLY FINAL FANTASY GAMES ARE GETTING THE REMASTER TREATMENT
It’s called Final Fantasy: Pixel Remaster and it brings together the “ultimate remaster” of Final Fantasy 1 through 6 but who knows what that means since nothing was actually shown about it. It’s only coming to Mobile and PC too, so um.
A SUPER BRIEF LOOK AT THE LEGEND OF MANA REMAKE
A remake of the game from 1999, Legend of Mana is due to hit on June 24th 2021 for PS4, Switch, and PC.
CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SHOWED OFF THE ROADMAP FOR MARVEL’S AVENGERS AND THE NEW WAKANDA EXPANSION
The coolest thing to come out of this was the War of Wakanda expansion. It’s a free update for all players that brings the awe-inspiring Wakanda to the game.
HITMAN SNIPER: THE SHADOWS GIVES AGENT 47 THE FLICK
Square Enix began a bit of a pivot towards mobile, announcing a new Hitman spin-off for the platform. You play as a crew of snipers as you investigate the disappearance of Agent 47.
YOU CAN PRE-REGISTER FOR THE NIER MOBILE GAME RIGHT NOW
It’s a canon entry in the NieR series that takes the form of an action command-based RPG. You can pre-register for it on both Android and iOS now.
THE FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE FOR THE FINAL FANTASY VII BATTLE ROYALE WAS SHOWN (YES, REALLY)
A battle royale set in the world of Final Fantasy, it’s visually interesting and coming to both major mobile platforms in 2021.
A DEEPER LOOK AT BABYLON’S FALL WAS SHOWN
Sending me into a deep depression, the game is a live service title from PlatinumGames. Making me a little bit happier, you can enter dungeons with up to four players wich is cool.
WE GOT OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE REMASTERED COLLECTION OF THE LIFE IS STRANGE GAMES
Both Life Is Strange and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm are getting the remaster treatment. Everything looks a little bit more detailed, which is nice. They’re both out September 30th 2021.
ALEX’S EMPATHY POWER IN LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLOURS WAS DETAILED
The extended deep dive looked at how Alex’s powers will work in the game and how they’ll visualise when you play. It’s still on track for this year.