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Square Enix showing off Nier 2, Final Fantasy 15 at Paris Games Week

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Square Enix has announced its line-up for the upcoming Paris Games Week 2015.

Making appearances at the event, which will take place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, will be Final Fantasy 15 and the follow-up to Nier, along with titles like the recent Dragon Quest Heroes and upcoming Just Cause 3.

A press release from the publisher lists the new Nier, which it first unveiled at E3 2015 in June, under the temporary name Nier: New Project. More information regarding the game will come from a presentation hosted by its producer Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X) and director Yoko Taro (Drakengard).

Platinum Games will be working with Square Enix on the action role-playing title, whose official name is intentionally being kept under wraps. Saito told Polygon in an interview during E3 that "there's a word in the subtitle that plays a vital role, and would give away some of the game's [concept]." He then confirmed that an announcement in the fall would reveal the full name of the new Nier project.

As for Final Fantasy 15, the press release confirms not only a stage presentation dedicated to the game during Paris Games Week, but also the presence of its Episode Duscae 2.0 demo on the showfloor. Square again confirms a 2016 release schedule for the game in the announcement, as well.

When we last saw the newest, long-delayed entry in the Final Fantasy series, it was in a brief and non-playable fashion at Tokyo Game Show. A gameplay video Square Enix premiered there gave us our first look at its fishing mini-game, as well as Chocobo riding in HD.

Other things to look forward to during the event are an on-stage, debut demo of February's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, as well as a preview of a new area in Hitman, which will launch in March.

Square Enix will be on-hand during the entirety of France's major gaming event. Sony, after skipping Germany's Gamescom 2015 in August, will also have a large presence there, with plans for a PlayStation-centric press conference on Oct. 27.