Square Enix used their press briefing at E3 to show off their games, their way. The team managers of each game highlighted the evolution of beloved franchises such as Hitman, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts, while also hitting on new and somewhat obscure IP with world class talent behind each one. Here is Square Enix’s official E3 Briefing, complete with English translation.
Just Cause 3 started off the show with a gameplay trailer detailing everything new about the game; from the setting, to the physics-based mechanics upgrades to the parachute and grappling gun, and all of the customization, know everything you need in one trailer.
A relatively short teaser trailer was released for the next game in a series called NieR. Very little was shown in the teaser except for a small cinematic with the names of several people working on the title with experience in other popular games. The game is only on PlayStation 4.
Rise of the Tomb Raider’s first gameplay was shown at the Microsoft conference, and can be watched below.
At the Square Enix conference, the devs showed the level of depth put into Lara Croft, detailing her design elements to make her as realistic as currently possible.
After the successes of the mobile launches of Hitman GO and Hitman Sniper, Lara Croft is joining Agent 47 on mobile devices. In Lara Croft OG, you get to play a turn-based game where you solve puzzles to find treasure. The game will be available on mobile devices later this year.
Kingdom Hearts made a big impression. First off was the reveal of Kingdom Hearts Unchained, a mobile game to bring the beloved franchise to more people wherever they go.
Afterwards, an even bigger announcement was that of Kingdom Hearts III, with a trailer featuring cinematics and gameplay.
World of Final Fantasy is a new game in the series that takes a new spin on everything that came before. Meant to introduce newer players into the series, or add on something new for old fans, the game features an entirely new style for combat and visuals amongst other things. It will be available on PS4 and PS Vita in 2016.
Previously revealed at the Sony conference, Io showed off more of the world of the new Hitman. Hitman will feature an ever-changing world full of contracts to take across the globe. It will feature the core of all Hitman games with player choice at the center of each hit, but contracts will be less forgiving with certain targets appearing only once and outcomes becoming permanent.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follows previous game protagonist, Adam Jensen, two years after the events of his first appearance as humanity begins a large scale persecution of mechanically augmented humans.
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