Square Enix Inc., publishers of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced its game lineup for the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East 2015 in Boston (March 6-8, 2015). Attendees will get their first opportunity to check out the company’s new games for 2015.
Titles include the upcoming action RPG, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ HD and the new episodic narrative sensation, LIFE IS STRANGE. PAX attendees can preview and play the entire lineup at Booth #4404.
- FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD – One of the most highly anticipated role-playing games of all time, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD makes its Western debut on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Players are transported to Orience, a dark world governed by crystals and torn apart by war, as the nation’s youth are swept into its conflict. This title, along with the accompanying FINAL FANTASY ® XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- demo , will be available on March 17.
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN ® – The critically acclaimed MMORPG that is true to the legendary franchise. Attendees can pit themselves against the daily Battle Challenges featuring the epic boss from the FINAL FANTASY series – Shiva. By beating the boss, players can win an exclusive “I BEAT SHIVA” T-shirt. The adventures continue with “HEAVENSWARD™,” the game’s first and upcoming expansion that features an all-new storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, a brand new race, new jobs and more.
- LIFE IS STRANGE – Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio that released debut game REMEMBER ME last year, LIFE IS STRANGE takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior Max Caulfield returns after a 5-year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair begins to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the disappearance of fellow student Rachael Amber.
The company will also be hosting panels for FINAL FANTASY XIV, FINAL FANTASY XV, LIFE IS STRANGE, and JUST CAUSE 3, giving fans an opportunity to converse with the talented people behind these titles.
Talking Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward with Naoki Yoshida
Join FINAL FANTASY XIV producer / director Naoki Yoshida as he takes the stage to discuss details on the acclaimed MMORPG’s first expansion – Heavensward. Note: Yoshida has a habit of announcing things he shouldn’t, so you won’t want to miss this! (…and we’ll keep the PR team distracted so they won’t interfere.)
Behind the Game Designs of FINAL FANTASY XV
Join two of FINAL FANTASY XV’s lead game designers, Wan Hazmer and Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, as they share their experiences working on one of the most anticipated games of all time. Hazmer and Prasertvithyakarn are attending PAX EAST from SQUARE ENIX’s Tokyo Studios where they work in tandem to bring FINAL FANTASY XV to life. Fans will also be in for a treat with additional information revealed on the upcoming title, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD!
LIFE IS STRANGE PANEL
Dragonfly Theater from 1:00PM – 2:00PM, March 6
What If? An Insider’s Look at Life is Strange.
Join moderator Jessica Chobot (host of Nerdist News) and the lead developers of Life is Strange to hear the key choices they made during development. Learn which areas of the game were prototyped first and how development grew from there. We’ll also lift the curtain on what you can expect from Episode 2 and give you an exclusive first look at some of the new areas you’ll explore and some key characters you’ll meet along the way. Stick around for a code giveaway at the conclusion of the panel.
JUST CAUSE 3 PANEL
Guns N Rico – Just Cause 3’s Appetite for Destruction
Albatross Theater from 6:00PM – 7:00PM, March 6
Join moderator Greg Miller (http://www.kindafunny.com/) and key members of Avalanche Studios – the makers of Just Cause – as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and talk about the upcoming Just Cause 3. Panelists will include Christofer Sundberg (Avalanche Studios founder and chief creative officer) Roland Lesterlin (Just Cause 3 game director) and Zach Schlappi (art director)