Square Enix E3 2019 once again lit up the main stage, showcasing a gamut of future games, alongside a few unscripted surprises. Most prevalent, though, was undoubtedly the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and also a new Marvel Avengers game, spearheaded collaboratively between both Square Enix Montreal and Crystal Dynamics.
Other games featured too, such as the survival horror with signature parkour, Dying Light, alongside the co-op-based shooter, Outriders. Add to that is a massive montage of classic remasters, and then, you have the sure-fire recipe for one heck of an event. Thankfully, we’ve detailed all the must-know tidbits from the Square Enix E3 2019 presentation.
In reverse order of appearance is Marvel’s newest game, Avengers. Closing out the Square Enix E3 2019 show, and pitched as the main event, fans witnessed all their favorite Marvel heroes join forces in what was an explosive yet substantial teaser.
Now, more news has surfaced, revealing that no mainline character is off limits. Therefore, fans will get to play as either Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, or Captain America, and of course, the king of charisma himself, Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man. Based on our initial thoughts, the game is mostly story driven.
What’s more, there was a splattering of cinematic eye-candy to soak in. The game is played from an over-the-shoulder third person viewpoint.
Marvel’s Avengers releases on May 15, 2020, across all major systems, including the Stadia.
Although the Outriders trailer cruelly left us without a sample of gameplay to savor, we did get a cinematic reveal. Of course, a vast majority of the game remains cloaked in secrecy. However, the little footage we did receive speaks of a savage dystopian world. What we do know, is that Outriders is ultimately a shooter with built-in co-op elements.
Because Bulletstorm is taking the helm on this one, the chances are, Outriders will be a smash-hit when the game hits shelves in the summer of 2020.
Next up, at the Square Enix E3 2019 presentation — Dying Light 2.
Dying Light 2
The first Dying Light was a tremendous success when it came out, courtesy of its immersive level scalability and traversal aspects. Not just that, but the detailed apocalyptic environments, infested with zombies from all angles, conjured up many memorable moments. Along with many, many, pant-pooping ones too.
As a survival shooter, Dying Light has found a comfortable niche, and the second appears to expand upon past triumphs. But this time, the game is set to place a greater enthesis on choice, with decisions impacting the storyline, and thus, setting you upon a new pathway.
Lastly, Dying Light 2 comes out in the Spring of 2020. So, go and polish those parkour skills now! Or if you’re more into casual and family-friendly ghost genres, consider Nintendo’s offering of new games.
Square Enix E3 2019: Final Fantasy VII
Without a doubt, the Final Fantasy VII Remake brewed the best reception, as cheers rang out at the Square Enix E3 2019 showcase. Barely had the audience taken to their seats before the menu screen from the original game popped up, prompting a new cinematic trailer. And, as you might expect, the partisan crowd erupted into ballistic ecstasy.
If you haven’t watched this latest trailer, you might want to watch the previous release so that you can build up your expectations. Then, read about what we have to say about the FF7 Remake trailer remaking our hearts!
Apart from the clear and present leaps in visual fidelity, fans finally got an in-depth glimpse of how combat will play out. Unlike the original, which involved turn-based combat, the trailer eluded to real-time battle scenarios. Also, the camera stays fixed in the third person perspective.
Another thing worth noting is that the remake is episodic. Meaning, the first of which is likely to cover just Midgar. So, anything beyond that will probably grace episode 2. But don’t think they’re skimping just yet. In another welcome revelation, we discovered that the Final Fantasy VII Remake would fill two Blu-ray discs’ worth of content. Impressive stuff, indeed.
Does Tifa meet your expectations in the trailer? Well, we’d definitely love to see more of her! Read the controversy involving our beloved Tifa Lockhart!
And, the great news is, we now have a release date for chapter 1! Mark this date down in your diary folks — March 3, 2020.
Kingdom Hearts Re:Mind & FF XIV: Shadowbringers Extra Content
Two of the most significant DLC packages to air at the Square Enix E3 2019 show belong to the beloved franchises of both Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XIV.
While the Kingdom Hearts teaser was short-lived, it did present an intriguing proposition, thus, going back to elaborate on some of the story crafted through the initial release. Expect to get your hands on all that juicy content in time for Winter 2019.
By stark comparison, the Shadowbringers DLC for FF XIV took up considerable floor time. In the game’s third expansion, players will be able to enjoy a plethora of ripe content. From all-new raids and dungeons to a level cap hike, as well as a further two new races to play as, admittedly, fans are dead set to return after this open-handed display of generosity.
A shedload of Quality Remasters
Aside from that, we had a handful of remastered games confirmed, such as Final Fantasy VIII, which went down a treat, as you can likely imagine. Additionally, fans can also look forward to a revamp of cult-classic RPG, The Last Remnant, along with Romancing Saga 3.
Want more trips down memory lane, or find continuation in existing games you’re playing? Perhaps Ubisoft’s press conference can also whet your appetite.
We want to hear what you think. What are your overall impressions of the Square Enix E3 2019 press conference? Did it deliver or dissatisfy? As always, we welcome any contributions. So have your say today, via the discussion below. Thanks for catching up on all things E3 2019, with us. And lastly, we’ll catch you next year.