Square Enix always makes a splash whenever it shows up at the annual E3. With famous franchises like Final Fantasy, Hitman and Kingdom Hearts in its portfolio, Square Enix never fails to excite fans every time it reveals it will be making an important announcement or appearance at a major gaming convention.
This year is shaping up to be no different and Squre Enix has plenty in store for fans when it arrives at E3 this June.
To keep fans excited, Square Enix launched what it calls a "Road to E3 Blog" where it details all of its plans for the upcoming event. In the first batch of news published on May 18, it confirmed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Just Cause 3‘s “Land Mech Assault” DLC, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and I Am Setsuna will all be playable on the show floor.
Now, Square Enix has updated its blog once again and it's turning out to be a Final Fantasy fan's dream, with playable demos of Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. In addition, there will be a demo of motorcycle game Valentino Rossi: The Game and two other events.
Here is the complete blog post from Square Enix:
Final Fantasy XV
With only a few months until its worldwide launch on September 30, 2016, you can sure bet that Final Fantasy XV will be on the show floor for fans both old and new to get their hands.
Final Fantasy XV is the highly anticipated action roleplaying game (RPG) and 15th mainline entry in the iconic Final Fantasy franchise. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis's destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open world exploration and action-packed real time combat, Final Fantasy XV is the ultimate Final Fantasyexperience for fans and newcomers to the series.
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Featuring iconic artwork by the legendary Yoshitaka Amano, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is our latest addition to the Final Fantasy universe and presents players with a unique turn based battle systems that has been specifically designed for mobile platforms.
If you haven't seen our announcement trailer, be sure to check it out here.
More tiles will be playable from the show floor, but they'll have to wait until a future update to be announced.
Milestone S.R.L. and Valentino Rossi: The Game
As part of our partnership with Italian developers, Milestone S.R.L., we've expanded our exciting lineup to include some fast paced offerings from the MotoGP world. Valentino Rossi: The Game puts you at the helm of the fastest motorcycles in the world as you compete to become the 2016 MotoGP World Champion. Additionally, immerse yourself in the world of Valentino Rossi with addition game modes including rally car drifting and flat track races. Valentino Rossi: The Game will be available July 26th, 2016.
20 Years of Tomb Raider
Our #TombRaider20 celebrations continue at E3 2016 with a variety of activities at the show and online. For those of you in attendance, stop by the Square Enix booth for a custom engraved dog tag with the 20-year logo. We'll be taking the machine with us to other global events throughout the year so our international fans can participate.
We're also hosting an episode on Square Enix Presents' annual broadcast, featuring a nostalgic look at fan-favorite tombs from the past two decades. We'll reveal more information on where and when to tune in as E3 draws nearer.
Excited about what's in store for Tomb Raider this year? Start sharing your favorite franchise memories now by using #TombRaider20.
For those talented artists out there, we're running a #TombRaider20 contest for a chance to win $1,000 and be featured in some upcoming art prints. Details for these prints will be revealed later, but if you've got any cool artwork you'd like to submit to the contest, visit our official contest page before the June 10th deadline!
Final Fantasy XV Q&A
Director Hajime Tabata will be at E3 to participate in a live stream during our Square Enix Presents show. During this segment he'll be answering questions from the fans and now is your opportunity to send questions his way. From now until the start of E3, we'll be selecting 15 questions from fans all around the globe and answering them live during our E3 Square Enix Presents show. How do you submit questions? Simply head to Twitter or Facebook and ask your question using hashtag #AskFFXV. Our community team will be watching vigilantly as questions get posted so please send over your questions today!
With all of this Square Enix goodness going on, all that remains to be seen is if Kingdom Hearts III will be making an appearance. A recent slideshow from Square Enix's Financial Results revealed that KH III won't be coming until at least mid 2017, but that doesn't necessarily bar it from appearing at E3 this year.