E3: Square Enix 2019

Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix kicked off their E3 show with a massive info dump on everything Final Fantasy 7 Remake. After a large chunk of gameplay showing off parts of the initial bombing run mission, explaining the new ATB system, and the scorpion sentinel boss, Tetsuya Nomura took the stage to thank longtime fans and for their neverending support and patience. They also had an extended version of the most recent trailer showing off Tifa, Sephiroth, the motorcycle chase scene for the first time. According to the developers who took the stage, FF7 Remake will be a whopping 10 gigs across two discs, and be focusing on the hyper-industrial city of Midgar and Shinra.

Life is Strange 2

After lots of screaming and mind-blowing FF7 news, Life is Strange 2 presented a few short snippets of new characters and social encounters in the next episode. Now that Telltale is dead, I’m excited to see where Life is Strange will take the QTE narrative-driven game market, and even more excited to see what the characters do with their newfound powers.

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler is now available on PC through Steam.

The Last Remnant Remastered

The Last Remnant Remastered is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2 got a pretty lengthy Trailer with gameplay chibi characters running around, building slimes, and fighting monsters. It’s inheriting its “Minecraft mixed with Dragon Ball” look from the previous game, and seems to have some new characters, building blocks, and monsters.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Dragon Quest XI is coming back with a remastered version with more quests, more features, and a mode where you can play it in 8-bit graphics. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be coming to Switch this Fall.

Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC

Kingdom Hearts 3 will be getting a DLC package this winter where you can play as Roxas, Aqua, and Riku. It’ll also include some new story snippets and uncover some of what some of Organization XIII was doing behind the scenes and out of earshot of our heroes.

FF14 Shadowbringers

Naoki Yoshida came onto stage to present a new launch trailer for FF14’s 3rd expansion pack, Shadowbringers coming July 2. The new trailer showed off new areas, monsters, plot, and characters, showing just how healthy the game still is and how many ideas Square Enix has for the future of FF14. The new gunbreaker and dancer classes and the frothgar and viera races didn’t make much of an appearance this trailer, but only because so much story was jam-packed into it.

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 made my head spin this E3 with all its parkour movement and acrobatic combat. Taking a few notes from like Mirror’s Edge, throwing bandits, zombies, and realistic urban settings made Dying Light an original experience that clearly made enough people happy to deserve a sequel.

SaGa Games Coming to the West

Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa: Scarlet Grace are getting official western releases with new jobs, monsters, and areas to explore. The SaGa games are classic JRPGs that most western gamers haven’t heard of, but Romancing SaGa was one of the original RPGs with character-driven plots and an expansive job system for character classes.


Outriders is a dark and gritty post-apocalyptic looking shooter with big monsters and gun fights from People Can Fly Games. It’s also a cooperative shooter where 1-3 players can team up to search for a mysterious signal on an alien planet. The developers have promised that there’s more to it than just that, and that we’ll be getting more info about it before its release in summer 2020.


From the developers of Lost Sphere and I am Setsuna, a cute-looking action RPG called Oninaki with light-world and dark-world themes is coming August 22nd.

Circuit Superstars

As for the indie games, Square Enix showed us Original Fire Game’s new top-down racing game Circuit Superstars coming in 2020.

FF8 Remaster

FF8 is getting a remastered version that’s coming to consoles and PC later this year. Gameplay with prettier, upscaled models and cleaners menu screens were shown off similar to what Square Enix did for FF10’s remastered version years ago. While nowhere near the undertaking that FF7 Remake is, it’s always nice to see classic games get modern makeovers. Now where’s my FF9 Remaster Square!?

Avengers: A-Day

The long time rumored 1-4 player Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics and Marvel Games finally has a story trailer. The Avengers look closer to their movie counterparts than ever before, but their voices remain some of the biggest names in gaming voice acting like Matt Mercer and Troy Baker. The developers have promised that it’ll be “a story about self-acceptance” featuring the 5 main avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, with Ant Man as a bonus. Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day is planned to release on PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC on May 15, 2020.

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