E3 2018: All The Games From Square Enix's Press Conference
By Matt Espineli on
Square Enix continues the E3 2018 reveals with a bevy of announcements about its latest games. There was a diverse roster of games from both western and Japanese developers, many of which come from some of the industry's most well-known studios.
We got to see first gameplay for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as well a variety of new trailers for its upcoming games, like Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Octopath Traveler, and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.
But it also gave us a look at brand new games. It revealed a new adventure by Nier: Automata developer Platinum games. Titled Babylon's Fall, the debut trailer only gave a brief glimpse at the game's world and its history. In addition, a new game called The Quiet Man was briefly teased; though not much else was detailed around what it'll be about.
Square Enix's E3 presentation was packed with a wealth of exciting new games, so be sure to check out the rest of this feature to see everything the company showed off. And if you'd like to read about all the announcements that came from the briefing, check out our news roundup. But which games from the press conference are you most excited about? Feel free to discuss it in the comments below.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the latest game by Dontnod Entertainment. It takes place in the universe of Life is Strange, and puts you in control of a young boy who's greatest talent is his imagination. He thinks of himself as a superhero and explorer who fights against evil forces on his journey. Its events and characters are directly connected to the upcoming second season of Life is Strange.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: June 26
Babylon’s Fall is the latest game by famed studio, Platinum Games. Based on the reveal trailer, the upcoming project appears to be fantasy-themed action game. You appear to play as a knight with unique magical abilities.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: TBA 2019
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
The latest chapter in Square Enix's beloved RPG series arrives in the West more than a year after its Japanese release, and it comes with some notable tweaks. We know the western release of Dragon Quest XI will feature a few new elements, including a dash function, redesigned menus, and a new Draconian Quest hard mode.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: September 4
Just Cause 4
Rico Rodriguez returns for another ridiculous adventure full of mayhem and destruction in Just Cause 4. This time, Rico will be taking his grappling hook, wingsuit, and other assorted gadgets to South America.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC | Release Date: December 4
Kingdom Hearts III
We've gotten sneak peeks at some of the worlds and characters that Kingdom Hearts III will contain, including Hercules, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. We're not sure exactly where the story will specifically take Sora and friends, but we do know it is the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2 and an end to the saga.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 | Release Date: January 29, 2019
Nier Automata: Become As Gods Edition
Xbox One is finally getting the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, which first released on PS4 last year. It will release at a discounted price and will include all previously released DLC.
Platforms: Xbox One | Release Date: June 26
Octopath Traveler is a unique and beautiful-looking RPG that uses what the developers call HD-2D graphics, which combines Super NES-style 16-bit graphics with polygonal environments and HD effects. There are eight different playable characters, each with their own unique playstyle and starting area. Combat is turn-based, during which characters build up Boost Points to help them perform special abilities.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch | Release Date: July 13
The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man is a brand-new game where you play as a silent protagonist who appears to be deaf. The brief trailers showed him getting into a fight and quickly dispatching two hooligans in an alleyway. As the title implies, the game's mechanics will likely involve silence and sound in some manner. According to Square Enix, more information concerning The Quiet Man will be revealed in August.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: TBA
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara is back on her tomb raiding spree in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time she's in the thick of the jungles in Latin America searching for a Mayan relic connected to her father. Little does she know she's about to set off the Mayan apocalypse, requiring her to save the world.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: September 14