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With only 9 days to go till the E3 2013 starts in Los Angeles, Square Enix has released the first E3 update on their Square Enix Presents YouTube channel. Square Enix Presents will show exclusive announcements and presentations during the E3 and will be hosted by Megan Marie (Community Manager at Crystal Dynamics). Guests that have been announced are Naoki Yoshida (Producer Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn), Yoshinori Kitase (Producer Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII) and Motomu Toriyama (Director Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII).

Hopefully a new Final Fantasy game will be announced or finally information about Final Fantasy Versus XIII (rename to Final Fantasy XV?).

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Square Enix has announced their E3 line-up for this year. Note that five of the seven games are developed by western studios.

  • Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo DS)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Quantum Conundrum (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, PC)
  • Sleeping Dogs (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Tomb Raider (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)

Great 'absentee' this year is (again) Final Fantasy Versus XIII which was announced on the E3 back in 2006. Also no Final Fantasy Type-0, which was released last October in Japan.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has released the full E3 trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2. In this trailer you see more about the new features this sequel to Final Fantasy XIII has and a new character is introduced: Noel.

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Square Enix has also released details about the game. The story takes place a couple of years after Final Fantasy XIII. Lightning has disappeared, presumed dead and her sister Serah is trying to find out where she's gone, with the help of the mysterious Noel. Other new features is the return of Moogle, which will help you to find treaures and monsters that you can recruit and aid you in battle.

Read the full details on Square Enix Members.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has released a teaser trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2 that was published by GameSpot. In the 27 seconds during teaser you see random scenes from the game.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced the lineup of the upcoming E3 2011 that will take place next week from 7 till 9 June in Los Angeles.

The following games will be showed:

  • FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Dungeon Siege III (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo 3DS)

Of the games in the lineup, three games are from Eidos, which Square Enix acquired last year. Also there's only one original game; Heroes of Ruin, a strategy RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. All the other games are sequels.

Source: Square Enix Members Europe

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has released the E3 trailer of Final Fantasy XIV which shows some in-game scenes.

If you want to see more about Final Fantasy XIV, check out the official YouTube channel. You can now also download the Benchmark of the game on the official website to check if your PC meets the system requirements.

During Nintendo's E3 Press Conference Nintendo has announced that Square Enix is working on a new Kingdom Hearts game that is called Kingdom Hearts 3D. It will be developed for the recently announced Nintendo 3DS.

Also announced for the new platforn is Chocobo Racing.

Square Enix has announced their lineup for the E3 2010, which will start next Tuesday.

  • The 3rd Birthday (PlayStation Portable)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Final Fantasy XIV (PlayStation 3 and PC)
  • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (Nintendo DS)
  • Front Mission Evolved (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PlayStation Portable)
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Nintendo DS)

Shinji Hashimoto announced earlier that a new Kingdom Hearts game will be revealed at the E3. Well, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, seems to be it. It's not a new game, it's just a remake of Kingdom Hearts coded, which is only released in Japan on mobile phones. Kind a disappointment...

At Microsoft E3 Press Conference that is currently taking place Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama appeared on stage to show the first footage of Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360. The demo featured the English interface and voice acting. They also showed the summon Odin for the first time in the world.

Kitase announced that they expect to release the game in Spring 2010.

Update: For the fans that missed the press conference, you can watch the demo here (with thanks to GameTrailers).

Square Enix has announced their lineup for the E3 that is taking place from 2 till 4 June.

- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PlayStation Portable)
- Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Nintendo Wii)
- Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Nintendo Wii)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (Nintendo Wii)
- Front Mission Evolved (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
- Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Nintendo DS)
- Nier (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Order of War (PC)
- Supreme Commander 2 (Xbox 360, PC)

A couple of games that aren't present are the other Final Fantasy titles (Versus and Agito) and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Hopefully some interesting news will be revealed during the press conference of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.

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