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Square Enix E3 Conference - As it happened


Square started its conference by talking about how the publisher has changed and listened to gamers, by becoming more open minded. It also talked about the Square Enix Collective, which supports developer such as DontNod Entertainment, the developer of Life is Strange.



Next up it was Just Cause 3, which the developer says it wants to make the greatest game in the franchise. There's lots of new features such as improvements to the parachute and grappling hook. The game is 400 square miles, but even more importantly, it's out December 1 this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.



Next up was the announcement of a new title. It's very early in development, so this was more of a first look teaser, oh and it is developed by Platinum Games and has plenty of big names attached, so you may like the look of it. It's a new Neir game and it is PS4 exclusive.



To balance things out, Xbox One timed exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider was the next game on show. The video shown was a developer diary, in which there was more details about how the game came together.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a 'massive world' and apparently Crystal Dynamics is putting the Tombs back into Tomb Raider.



Mobile titles were next up in the shape of one touch title called Lara Croft Go. Not a lot of details were discussed, but we guess that it'll likely come to both iOS and Android. It certainly looks good and had a nice little soundtrack too. Here's a video.



Final Fantasy VII is first on PS4 and a new video was shown for this. The PC version will also come to PS4 this winter, and is now also coming to iOS.



A new Kingdom Hearts was shown next, although as soon as anyone got hyped we discovered that it was a mobile title. Still, it could be good, right?

The next game discussed and shown off was Kingdom Hearts III and after quite a lot of trolling from Hashimoto we finally saw some new footage. It's looks fantastic, taking the usual blend of characters, great music and action and making it into the type of game you'd expect Kingdom Hearts III to be.



World of Final Fantasy was next to be discussed. We saw a little bit at the Sony conference yesterday. Hiroki Chiba is the Director of the title and said that Square are hoping to draw in a whole new audience with this title, an audience of any age.

They say that the game has been built with families in mind. The players and monsters combine to form towers in the game, which you can use in battle. We didn't find out much more, but it's coming 2016 to PS4 and PS Vita.



IO Interactive was next up with Hitman. The developer says that new hits will be added into the game at regular intervals and that updates will be easily applied thanks to the digital form of Hitman. If your target escapes, that's it, so you'll need to be on the ball. Hitman is coming December 8.



Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is coming to the west. It's a PS4 exclusive for 2016 and a gameplay trailer was shown as seen below. 



Deus EX: Mankind Divided was next to be shown, with Jensen working for Taskforce 29, were he stops terrorists around the world, although he is also working as a double agent to take down those on the inside.

Jenson has some pretty neat new tools, although how they are used will come down to player choice, meaning that you'll determine the path of the game and the end of the story. So now for some in-game footage. The game is due early 2016.



Project Setsuna was shown and is under development by  Tokyo RPG Factory, a new Square Enix development team. Only concept art was shown, so it's hard to say how it will turn out.



And that's it. What did you think?

Edited On 16 Jun, 2015

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Turniplord 1 year ago
The Disney guy looks like an old 'The Rock'
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Turniplord 1 year ago
I want Triad Wars - but no news or if its on console (supposedly only pc) - and now Star Ocean!
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Turniplord 1 year ago
Star Ocean confirmed PS4 exclusive :)
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Turniplord 1 year ago
again, very unimpressive as nothing really new that wasn't sown on other stages/before the event. FF 7, worlds and the app i'll be getting and even teh pc version of 7 on the PS4. probably get Just cause at some point as well and Star Ocean. Also getting Deus Ex on release but I already knew about it, so nothing new here.
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Turniplord 1 year ago
Joe - FF 7 is up for pre-order but the shop guys have put it in the same game selection as the PC version (has a drop down for PC download or Ps4) - seeing as the PC version is coming out to PS4 as well wouldn't it be easier if they had it in its own thing without the PC option being there? - http://www.shopto.net/video-games/ps4/PS4FI58-final-fantasy-vii
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Cheeky Monkey 1 year ago
I'm most excited, and surprised because I'd heard nothing about it until now, by Nier 2. Nier was a brilliant game. I loved it and thought it never got the recognition it deserved. It got slated because the graphics weren't the best but that was a shame because everything else about the game was amazing. It had a great story, excellent characters and voice acting, terrific gameplay and multiple endings for repeat playthroughs. Nier 2 can't come soon enough for me :-)

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