People were excited about two things from Square Enix’s press conference - Final Fantasy VII Remake and our first look at Marvel’s Avengers. They start the show with a bang, giving tons of details on Final Fantasy VII Remake, and ended the show with Avengers. In between these two games were a variety of remasters and new titles.
Here’s a quick rundown of what was revealed at the show:
Crystal Dynamics finally reveal Marvel’s Avengers and will be released on May 15, 2020
Crystal Dynamics, Marvel, and Square Enix have finally revealed the long-awaited Marvel’s Avengers project. Simply called Marvel’s Avengers, it’s a 4-player co-op game that lets players play as one of the iconic members of the Avengers. Sadly, no gameplay footage was shown, only an in-game cinematic. This is a new and unique storyline that has no ties to the MCU and it will be out next year. They also promise no loot boxes of any kind or any pay-to-win feature. All post-launch content will be free. There’s still more that they have to show to get a full picture of the game but here are Matthew’s thoughts on what was revealed so far.
Final Fantasy VII Remake combat explained, Tifa gameplay revealed
After the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release date, which is March 3, 2020, everybody wanted to see more, and that’s exactly what Square Enix did. They started the show with the original game’s start screen with a third option titled “remake?”. The third option was chosen and we were given tons of new detail; showcasing the new combat, revealing the game’s first boss fight in its entirety, and the debut of Tifa kicking ass, which you can watch above.
Kingdom Hearts III is getting DLC called “Re:Mind”
Want more from Kingdom Hearts? You’ll have to wait until Winter to get your hands on the Re:Mind DLC. This was announced days before the press conference and was shown again to remind the public that it exists.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is coming
The best looking guy around won’t be pixelated anymore if you hope to revisit Final Fantasy VIII with the remastered version. It’s about time and it will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this year.
The Last Remnant Remastered is now available on the Switch
Another remaster from Square Enix. Released back in 2008, as well as it was released on the PS4, The Last Remnant Remastered heads to the Switch, giving you a variety of nostalgia on the go.
Saga: Scarlet Grace and Romancing SaGA 3 is heading to the west
These two games are finally coming to the west. Romancing Saga is a classic Super NES RPG that’s getting the remake treatment with the original pixel art intact. Both games will be out on PS4, Vita, Switch, PC, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is out in 2019
One more remaster for the road. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is now set for a Winter 2019 release.
Square Enix Collective will publish Circuit Superstars
Square Enix’s next game - coming from the Square Enix Collective program - is a cute arcade-style racing with realistic mechanics. It’s developed by a 6-man team over at Original Fire Games and features on and off-road racing, Rally, GT, classic cars and trucks. It’s coming to the Switch, PS4, and PC.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is getting a spin-off game called War of the Visions
Square Enix’s popular mobile game, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, is on its third anniversary and War of the Visions is a strategy game that’s part of the Brave Exvius world. It’s “now in development” and you can check out the first trailer above.
Outriders is a shooter from the devs at People Can Fly
This is a third-person 3-player cooperative shooter and the folks at People Can Fly (Bulletstorm) are planning for Summer 2020. It’s described as “a journey across a dark and desperate sci-fi world in search of the source of a mysterious signal.” Aside from that vague description and the trailer above, there’s not much about the game, but we can expect more details at the end of this year. It will be out on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Oninaki will be available on August 22, 2019
Oninaki is the next game from Tokyo RPG Factory, makers of I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Square revealed the release date during the show and it will be available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
E3 2019 continues! Expect more news and details coming from E3 at Too Much Gaming. Stay tuned for more this week.