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Square Enix News Tidbits: Pre-E-Three


E3 Expo
Square Enix are preparing for E3, of course; it officially starts next Tuesday. For us, they're mainly doing it with a microsite that, as of this writing, doesn't work. If you care to find a metaphor in that for your faith in the company, well, I won't stop you. Hopefully it comes back online soon, though, as the site last year was really pretty nice, as I recall.

Square Enix are only talking about a few of the games that they'll be showing, and I haven't yet found any mention of a standalone presser that will be aired anywhere public. I don't believe they did one last year, either, so we'll have to feast on scraps that we get second-hand. For now, though, we do know of several games that will appear; of most interest to RPG fans will be Final Fantasy XIII-2 and WAKFU. However, Tomb Raider, the new Hitman, Deus Ex, Dead Island, and the new 3DS game Heroes of Ruin also headline the offering. There's no mention of Type-0 or Dream Drop Distance in the press release, but there's little doubt that they'll be in the booth in some fashion, surely, along with some other big-ticket games that escape my mind at the moment.

As for CoN, we're going to cover E3 the way we did last year, I think, as much as possible. That means that we'll be watching the big three press conferences in chat, as well as posting live thoughts about the offerings to Twitter and Facebook. After each of the big pressers, one of us will write up a kinda-bloggy recap for CoN news as well. If you want to participate, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter (@cavesofnarshe) or on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cavesofnarshe), come to chat to make snide comments about the games you're seeing, or watch this space for the wrap-up news.

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Source: Square Enix, Kotaku

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BlitzSageComment 1: 2011-06-03 17:04
BlitzSage It appears to be working... my faith restored (my faith in them running a website, that is, lol).

I'm interested to see what they do with their newly acquired franchises, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, etc.
Del SComment 2: 2011-06-03 22:34
Del S
Quote (BlitzSage @ 3rd June 2011 18:04)
It appears to be working... my faith restored (my faith in them running a website, that is, lol).

I'm interested to see what they do with their newly acquired franchises, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, etc.

Given all three franchises you mentioned were pretty much dead in the water before now, I wouldn't anticipate greatness. Perhaps adequateness, but I for one am not placing much faith in what they've got to offer right now.

As for post-show, well, we'll see, but again, not much faith. May be interesting to watch but that might be it.
Death PenaltyComment 3: 2011-06-05 21:02
Death Penalty I'm excited, as usual, even if that excitement doesn't, as usual, materialize into actual purchases. It'll be interesting to learn a bit more of the direction SE is taking with FFXIII.
Rangers51Comment 4: 2011-06-06 14:10
Rangers51 So, I got thrown a curveball on this, as I suspect many of you did as well. Despite E3's own site saying that the dates were 7-9 June, the keynote speeches about which we tend to care the most actually start this morning, at 12:30pm Eastern, with Microsoft, followed by Sony's later tonight and Nintendo's tomorrow.

Join us at all of the aforementioned locations in just a couple hours to see E3 really kick off!
BlitzSageComment 5: 2011-06-06 17:16
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Quote (Rangers51 @ 6th June 2011 10:10)
So, I got thrown a curveball on this, as I suspect many of you did as well. Despite E3's own site saying that the dates were 7-9 June, the keynote speeches about which we tend to care the most actually start this morning, at 12:30pm Eastern, with Microsoft, followed by Sony's later tonight and Nintendo's tomorrow.

Join us at all of the aforementioned locations in just a couple hours to see E3 really kick off!

Didn't think about it, but I think that's exactly how it started last year, with the three main press conferences and then the E3 event going on for three days after. Lol, I wasn't even paying attention... Youtube told me.
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