Square Enix took to the stage early this morning to show us what we've got to look forward to over the next couple of years.
The game is said to feature “two Blu-ray discs” worth of content, hinting that it might be split into two parts, the first of which will be set in Midgar and present a "fully standalone gaming experience."
Three editions of Final Fantasy VII Remake are available to pre-order ahead of the early 3 March 2020 launch on PS4, which you can learn more about here. Other platforms, presumably PC and Xbox One, will follow at a later date.
A trailer for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - not to be confused with the above Final Fantasy VII Remake - was also unveiled, showing off the game’s newly-rendered visuals. It pales in comparison to the work being lavished on FFVII, but fans will no doubt be happy for the opportunity to play FFVIII on modern systems when it hits Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC later this year.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is debuting on PS4 and Switch, 15 years after the original. New areas have been added inside dungeons and you can enlist the help of friends in an online multiplayer mode for up to four players.
Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers update is due to go live on PS4 and PC on 2 July. A brand new story sees the Warrior of Light embrace the dark and embark upon "an adventure that transcends worlds."
Expect to see new areas, tribes, challenges, jobs, races and an updated battle system.
Three all-new games set for 2020
One of the more tantalising reasons to tune in was the reveal of Marvel's Avengers. It all begins on A-Day, with Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor unveiling their high tech H.Q, and a heli-carrier powered by an experimental energy source. Of course, it all goes belly-up and the Avengers, blamed for the massive devastation, disband.
Five years later, after inviting trouble by outlawing Superheroes, the world is in danger and the Avengers must... be… put back together, in some way.
There's a lot of talent on board as Marvel, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, Crystal Northwest, Square Enix and Nixxes are all collaborating on the project and supporting it with post-release content free of charge. Some of that will be exclusive to PS4, presumably being a crossover with PlayStation game Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Avengers launches 15 May 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC.
People Can Fly (Gears of War Judgement, Bulletstorm) are partnering with Square Enix External Studios to bring us Outriders, a dark sci-fi shooter.
"Outriders is a very exciting project for us at Square Enix External Studios. We’re focusing on giving players a true AAA co-op shooter with a deep feature set and strong narrative,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.
“The team at People Can Fly really know how to make gunplay feel tight and powerful and we can’t wait to show you more later this winter.”
Outriders will launch summer 2020 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The release date for Tokyo RPG Factory's RPG adventure, Oninaki, was also announced with a new trailer. In the game, players will assume the role of a Watcher, moving between the Living World and the Beyond, guiding the souls of the Lost in a story of life, death and reincarnation.
It's coming to PS4, Switch and PC on 22 August.
A touch of déjà vu
Following on from all the Final Fantasy remakes and remasters, The Last Remnant Remastered is a spruced-up version of the original RPG which launched in 2008 - it’s available now on Nintendo Switch.
Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions have both been released before, but never in the west.
Romancing SaGa 3 is launching on Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC and mobile.
Scarlet Grace is only making its way to PS4, Switch, PC and mobile.
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