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Square Enix at E3 2019: what to expect

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We’ll definitely be hearing about Final Fantasy games, but there are way more games than that

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Square Enix has a lot of franchises under its belt, which means there’s a lot they could be announcing during their 2019 E3 presentation.

Square’s presentation starts on June 10 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET and the company has already confirmed some of the games they’ll be talking about. Speculation and past reveals tell us what other games they’ll likely be showing off during the expo.

What to expect:

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Sony revealed a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake during the May State of Play stream, which said more information would come in June. Ahead of E3 2019, Square Enix also announced a release date for Final Fantasy 7 Remake. We’ll likely get more details on the gameplay, music, and maybe even a trailer that shows something beyond the first part of the game.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy 14’s next expansion releases on July 2 and Square Enix has opened the flood gates for information regarding it. While a bulk of the information regarding job changes and some of the story features have already been revealed, the last Letter from the Producer stream had Naoki Yoshida promising more information to come during E3.

Y’shtola is back, baby! Square Enix

Marvel’s The Avengers

The Marvel Twitter account announced recently that that Square Enix’s E3 press briefing would reveal more details about the upcoming game. Originally announced in January 2017, not much is known about the game other than that it’ll be developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

Dying Light 2

The sequel to the horror survival game will be featured in Square’s E3 conference, according to a tweet from the company. The game was originally announced during Microsoft’s E3 presentation last year.

Babylon’s Fall

Babylon’s Fall was announced in Square Enix’s 2018 press conference. It’s being developed in partnership with PlatinumGames. Not much about this game has been said outside of its trailer release last year, though it does have a 2019 release date, so we’re bound to get more information on it this year.

Babylon’s Fall - red and blue knights PlatinumGames/Square Enix

Oninaki

Tokyo RPG Factory and Square Enix are coming together to create Oninaki, a game revealed during February’s Nintendo Direct. The game features a character who travels between the world of life and death, saving lost souls. Oninaki is slated to launch this summer.

Secret of Mana

Earlier this year, a license popped up for a new Secret of Mana title. While this isn’t too much to work off of, this could mean that a new installment of the series is going to be talked about during Square Enix’s E3 conference.

Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition

We already know most of the information about this game, as it’s a port with some additions, like character-specific stories. Hopefully Square Enix’s E3 presentation can give us an exact release date.

A new Nier game?

Neither Square Enix nor Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro have formally announced anything regarding a new Nier game, but the company was hiring staff for Nier in 2017. A new Nier game could be on the horizon and it would definitely be a pleasant surprise to see at E3.

A screenshot of Nier: Automata in which 2B pets her robot pod Image: PlatinumGames/Square Enix

Outriders

A promotional Twitter popped up for this game, confirming that Square will be discussing it during the company’s conference. Not much is known about it outside of what’s been posted on Twitter. There is heavy speculation that this is the “AAA shooter” that People Can Fly, the studio behind Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm, announced it was working on with Square Enix in May 2018.

Unnamed Deck Nine game

The company behind Life is Strange: Before the Storm is collaborating yet again with Square Enix on an unknown project, according to a press release from September 2018. There’s no word on what this project is, but we can likely expect more info this year at E3.

What not to expect

Neither the Tomb Raider nor the Just Cause franchise have announced much of anything. Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Just Cause 4 both released less than a year ago, so we probably won’t hear about follow-up games any time soon.