Square Enix at E3 2015

Roland Lesterlin, Game Director at Avalanche Studios, started off the conference with the presentation of Just Cause 3. After a preview of the game, he announced they added a few things. A wing suit to stabilize the parachute, an upgraded grapple hook, they added multiple grapple lines and the ability to control the grapple tension. The game is set in a 400² miles of mediterranean inspired landscape. It is set to be released on December 1 this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC

A new game in the NieR franchise was annouced by Yosuke Saito, Business Divion VI Producer. The project is in early development so the sneak peek they showed was only intended to show the artwork. They’ll give more information this Fall.

Brian Horton, Game Director at Crystal Dynamics, presented a video of his development team talking about how they wanted to make Lara Croft the most realistic possible in Rise of the Tomb Raider. They made it so every pore is visible and every details in the clothes are visible. When she’s fighting she’ll get dirty and bloody and when she’s outside there’ll be snow accumulating on her. They even made sure to include scars she got from the previous game!

Shinji Hashimoto, Kingdom Hearts series Executive Producer, announced a new game in the series called Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. It’s currently in development for Iphone and Android. He said the story links to Kingdom Hearts III.

We were then graced with a wonderfull trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. We didn’t get to see a lot on the worlds, but we did see a lot of combat and it seemed like the keyblade could be transformed in other weapons. Instead of being a blade, it suddenly became something like a gun. The game is still in development, but will be coming out on Xbox One and PS4.

The new Hitman game, simply called Hitman, will have a digital release on December 8th. There will be releases at regular intervals like new locations, new missions and new hits. I’m not sure if it’s all the hits, or just a select few that will be like this, but Christian Elverdam, Creative Director at Io-Interactive, said you have one chance to get the target in a limited time (for example, 48 hours).

David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal, and Mary Demarle, Executive Narrative Director of Deus-Ex: Mankind Divided told us a bit about the story of Deus-Ex: Mankind Divided. It’s set in 2029, 2 years after the end of Human Revolution and mechanically enhanced people are now outcasts. Though Jensen’s job at a new company is now to stop terrorist attacks from all over the world, he works as a covert secret agent within the company he works at. He thinks the Illuminati created the company to serve their own agenda. They also revealed that the choices you make will change how the game is played and will change the story and the ending. They set a release for early 2016.

To end their conference, Square Enix announced that a new studio named Tokyo RPG Factory is currently working on a new game set to release in 2016 that they call Project Setsuna.

Here are other games announced:

Lara Croft GO for phones and tablets was annouced, though no release date was given.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be out this summer on iOS and this winter for PS4 and PC

World of Final Fantasy got a bit of showtime and we learned it’s set in a completely new universe.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will rease on the PS4 in North America and Europe in 2016 and in Japan in Winter 2015.

Final Fantasy Portal App will be coming out this summer and will contain every single bit of information about the Final Fantasy franchise.


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