LONDON (8 th August, 2013) – Square Enix announces an exciting line-up of gaming highlights at gamescom, Europe’s biggest interactive entertainment expo. From August 21 to 25, visitors to gamescom 2013 will be able to get their hands on future games, attend exclusive presentations, meet special guests and enjoy spectacular stage shows at the Square Enix booth (B21/C20) in hall 9 .
At the show, Square Enix is celebrating the imminent release of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ with special guest Naoki Yoshida, the game’s Producer and Director, in attendance to present, play and talk more about this ambitious MMORPG. Dedicated theatres will showcase gameplay presentations of THIEF™ and MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT™ to the European public for the first time. On top of all this, special guests Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Yuji Abe (Game Design Director) will present the upcoming RPG highlights LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster , both of which are available to play at the Square Enix booth.
“We’re excited to be attending gamescom again this year” said Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix in Europe & the Americas, “Gamers in Germany are so passionate and I’m sure our strong line-up of titles and fan activities we have planned for this year’s show will not disappoint.
The full gamescom 2013 line-up:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn – At gamescom, visitors will go up against one of the game’s mighty primals in a “Battle Challenge”, with exclusive giveaways awaiting the victorious challengers. Naoki Yoshida, Producer and Director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be on-hand to present the game, play with fans and sign autographs. The game’s TV advertisement will also be premiered at the show and fans will be able to meet and have photographs taken with Stephanie Tripp, official actress from the advertisement, dressed in an authentically recreated Miqo’te outfit.
THIEF – Steal a glimpse of the Master Thief in action in a dedicated THIEF theatre. This in-game presentation will see Garrett infiltrate the Baron’s manor to steal his most prized possession. THIEF is a reinvention of a classic franchise from Eidos-Montreal; the studio behind DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION®.
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT - The in-game theatre presentation that proved such a big hit at E3 is coming to gamescom, with European consumers experiencing the show for the first time. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter the world of MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT themselves, as they find out what it’s like to be a ghost, staring down at their own corpse, in an exclusive interactive photo booth.
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII – Special guests Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Game Design Director Yuji Abe will be on-hand to present previously-unseen elements about the thrilling conclusion of Lightning’s saga, also giving fans the rare chance to meet and get an autograph. With an extensive number of hands-on stations available, gamers will be able to play LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII both on Xbox 360® as well as PlayStation®3.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster – At gamescom, consumers will be able to play the high definition remaster of one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY stories of all time. Producer Yoshinori Kitase will also present further information on-stage about this much-anticipated title.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX – HD levels from KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories will be available to play on PlayStation®3.
DEUS EX®: THE FALL™ – The award-winning latest chapter in the DEUS EX franchise will be playable on iPad.
Additional titles such as upcoming highlights FINAL FANTASY XV and KINGDOM HEARTS III will be presented as part of the trailer shows that form part of the scheduled stage shows.
Press and trade partners can also meet Square Enix in the show’s business centre in hall 5.2, booth B21.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to have been completely rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on all systems, gameplay and player experience. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn invites players to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.
Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, Windows® PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: 27 th August 2013
THIEF is the reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of Garrett’s reach.
Platforms: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, Windows PC, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360®.
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (A Square Enix Company)
A dark, supernatural detective thriller with a unique gameplay twist: solving your own murder from the afterlife. Most people think that death is the end, but for Ronan O’Connor, a Salem police detective, it is just the beginning. When Ronan is caught-up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely and brutal end. Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and newfound supernatural abilities.
Platforms: Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Airtight Games
Available: Early 2014
After centuries in stasis, Lightning awakes to find that the world is thirteen days from destruction.
If anyone can save mankind, it is her—but time is short, and she must make an impossible choice.
Who will you save and who will you sacrifice?
How will you spend the days before the end?
Platforms: Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: 14th February 2014
Fully remastered, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories titles. In addition, it will feature HD cinematic story videos from KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colorful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.
Platform: PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: 13 th September 2013
Join us in celebrating one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY stories of all time.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster takes you into the adventures of Tidus and Yuna - in beautiful, remastered HD!
Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system
DEUS EX: THE FALL is set in 2027– a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out…
Platform: iOS (iPod Touch 5, iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2 and above, and iPad Mini.)
Developer: Square Enix / N-Fusion
About Square Enix Ltd .
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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