Square Enix reveals Gamescom lineup

Publisher bringing Thief, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX to German event this month.

Square Enix today announced its lineup for Gamescom 2013, confirming it will bring a series of its current- and next-generation games to the German event later this month.

On display and playable titles from Square Enix include Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn, Thief, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, and Deus Ex: The Fall.

Gamescom 2013 takes place in Cologne, Germany August 21-25. GameSpot will be in attendance at the show.

Square Enix joins a host of other publishers attending the show, including Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Bethesda Softworks, CD Projekt Red, Epic Games, and Konami, among others.

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Pete5506
Pete5506

Looks like we gotta wait for TGS for our FF15 info 

Detriiment
Detriiment

Another Final Fantasy 13 game... It's like Square wants us to hate them.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope a proper installment to the Deus Ex franchise gets announced at the show.

jimdotbeep
jimdotbeep

Are they seriously not going to have Kingdom Hearts III there?

Mario Raziel Zimmermann
Mario Raziel Zimmermann

i'd so much want to see this Final Fantasy show off, cuz i played the closed beta and would love to see the coming changes since then up to the next phase..

Jasurim
Jasurim

I think Murdered: Soul Suspect has me the most interested, it seems like a pretty cool idea.

Lorindol
Lorindol

I could be alone in this sentiment but wheres my Vagrant Story remake and sequel..... 

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

My my  .. Don't ever forget Parasite Eve Square ~

servb0ts
servb0ts

Square/Enix is the only Company I know who are the Masters of Hyping gamers up with Future trailers years ahead, while giving gamers Quality Time with a TBA date.

toddx77
toddx77

No Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts III?

soulless4now
soulless4now

I hope they finally give us a release date for FFX/X-2 HD. -___-

gamevixxen
gamevixxen

I would have been psyched if they had mentioned a new Star Ocean game. *slinks in chair dejectedly*

MalakTawus
MalakTawus

Lightning Returns will be amazing  :)

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

Is anybody really excited about Lighting Returns?  I am just not excited about that game.  I still need to finish Final Fantasy 13.  

Renunciation
Renunciation

Looks like a small handful of decent titles, with nothing to get overly hyped-up about.

Par for the Square Enix course.

bored_gamer
bored_gamer

hopefully at TGS this year they show more on Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Hm, I hoped that it will be possible to play Thief at GC....too bad....

Carl Toolan
Carl Toolan

Shall be playing a realm reborn next week.:-) can't wait

bkohary
bkohary

In other words, Square Enix reveal not much is happening in Germany.

quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

OMG! No FF4 ??  how dare they!  

But seriously.. the XIII remakes are annoying. I played throu the first, and that was it. toons weren't appealing anough for these sequals. Maybe its different in Japan.

shadowscreed
shadowscreed

what about the legacy of kain new game? 

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

The Final Fantasy series...an apple that not only has fallen far from the tree but eaten and regurgitated far too often now. I think the only ones not remade (from X-2 down) at this point has probably been 7 & 8 right? Not sure if that's right but I can't be far off

XIII is such a trainwreck yet they continue to make sequels for it. I can't imagine XIV being any better unless they return some of the features of older FF games. I know there are those that like XIII but not this guy

Jon Clearihue
Jon Clearihue

Don't believe it. I just thought of posting it. Cheers

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Why can't FFXIII just die already?

Jon Clearihue
Jon Clearihue

Target.com says the ps4 is coming out 11.30.13

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Really worried about Thief... I hear they are bringing it to the masses... 

FFBruno
FFBruno

@Detriiment that's what only you say. Haven't you by the news about Square these days? idiot, dont even know post a comment

alastor529
alastor529

@jimdotbeep well seeing how they BARLEY started it just a couple moths ago im sure there isn't much to show at all lol

its going to be at least 6 months before you hear any legit news about it,  all we need to know is they are making it!

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

@MAXAM999 They don't own the name Parasite Eve. That's why "The 3rd Birthday" had it's name.

Rixxell
Rixxell

@soulless4now Yeah I bet more then anything that SE will announce the release date at the Tokyo Game Show in September. They've already waited this long, so why wouldn't they wait until they are on home turf when it is only one more month?

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

@Cashmoney007 I'll wait for a demo and some more info before I get anywhere near excited... I like that they're (possibly) taking it in a new direction, but their storytelling in xiii was terrible & the second one threw me off even more.

kaiserdisco
kaiserdisco

@Cashmoney007 i think itll be fun.  ive played the other two so it would be cool to finish off the story

quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

@Shadowsnake I enjoyed 13.... and then i realized the game didn't end after i beat the final boss...

I like to level my guys all to lvl 99 and then go own the last dude.. Didn't happen there.  I liked the combat, but the linear system .. i was not a fan.

UnrealJohny
UnrealJohny

@Tripwolf because square enix can do a lot of things but "takeing a hint" isn't one of them.

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

I know you don't need to tell me , because i'm biggest PE fan here , They can "currently" bring back the name from hideaki Sena , And btw "The 3rd Birthday" is a spin-off ~

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Rixxell I was thinking the same since it does make the most sense. I have a feeling that NA/EU won't get it until next year, but I already had it preordered as soon as Amazon announced the limited edition artbooks. 

decoy1978
decoy1978

@JimmeyBurrows @Cashmoney007 FFXIII was trash IMO. Loyalists will proclaim it being better than sliced bread, but in all honesty that game was a joke. SE has been in a downward spiral for the past few years ever since they caught the MMO bug. XIII-2 did a complete 180 and addressed a lot of the issues I had with XIII, but man someone needs to fire the storyboard guys. I have zero hopes and even less expectation on XIII-3. Its all a cash cow for SE to fund XIV RR... if you guys really want to finish the "trilogy" /lulz wait till XIII-3 drops over next summer.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Rixxell Yeah, it seems like they want to do it worldwide, but I kept forgetting there's going to be Vita versions too so that could possibly be the hold up since they probably want everything at the same time.

Later this year will be ideal since it'll make 10 years since X-2 and 12 since X, but you're right about the big releases. I wouldn't think they would release it so close together with Lightening Returns.

Rixxell
Rixxell

@soulless4now @Rixxell Well I'm pretty sure it was said to be a worldwide launch when it does come out and considering the first of the 2 games in this remaster is 12 years old, it wouldn't make sense to launch at separate points. 


I'm personally banking on a late December release that falls on the same anniversary as the initial US release, which was December 17. Of course this may be wishful thinking, but there isn't really many points in time this forth quarter that will allow X Remaster to not compete against other big releases when Japan has Lightning Returns and PS4 releasing in November. In the end, it will most likely be in either October or any point after November ends until March when SE ends their Calender year.

toddx77
toddx77

@decoy1978 @JimmeyBurrows @Cashmoney007 I did not like XIII and though it could have been much better, but I am just about done with XIII-2 and like it much better then XIII.  At least you can tell SE tried with that one.