E3 is next week
, y'all. It seems to me that some of the luster has fallen off of E3 in general over the last few years, but it's still a major event, and as such our favorite game company has been doing a lot to get new information in front of us in preparation for what they'll have on the show floor. We mentioned earlier this week one big pre-3 announcement
, of course; since then, there have been a number more.
The biggest one, because it's the flagship, is the next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report
. It's called "Day Zero Edition," as it is happening the day before E3 officially begins - June 13th in the evening - likely too late for my old bones, so I'll try to catch everyone up the following morning. I'm really not sure what they might have to talk about in this ATR, given the massive scope of the Uncovered event from March
, so I assume it will essentially be a preview of what will be on the show floor.
Another big game coming soon for Squenix is the bridge between the past Kingdom Hearts games and the future Kingdom Hearts III: Kingdom Hearts II.8. For that game, there's a new trailer
that rolls up new cinematic footage from all of the included remasters, as well as more from the brand new content in 0.2 Birth By Sleep.
If you like things to be way super cuter than even Disney characters, though, you're looking for World of Final Fantasy, the new sideline Final Fantasy game with chibi characters from across the series. There's another new trailer for that game
, with lots of cutscenes and what also appears to be some combat video (albeit, without any sort of UI). Watch the trailer to see interactions with Celes, Edgar, Tidus, Yuna, Lightning, Cloud, Squall, Vivi, and even many more. There's a release date, as well, and it's world-wide: October 25, 2016.
Dragon Quest Builders is coming to E3, as well, as it was announced for a Western release last week. It will also be coming this October, and also got a new trailer
just like everything else. There's no actual English in it besides the end cap, but there's no dialogue in it at all so you're really not missing much!
If you're looking to see what's going to be on the show floor, you're in luck because Square Enix Presents will be livestreaming from the show again this year, on both Twitch and YouTube. In my opinion, I've found most of what they've shown in the past to be heavy on fluff and light on breaking news, but they will be showing a lot of games from all of their series. There will be content from all the games already mentioned in this post, as well as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Star Ocean, Setsuna, Brave Exvius, and just way too many more to mention
As always, CoN chat will be talking about E3 live... probably. So feel free to stop in during next week even if you're not a regular!
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