The Square Enix Live E3 2019 conference has wrapped, and it was a big one for fans of the Final Fantasy series.
A total of six Final Fantasy titles on various formats were detailed, leading off with the super-anticipated Final Fantasy VII: Remake. Originally developed for and released on the first ever PlayStation console back in 1997, the now legendary JRPG remains in the hearts of many a gamer as one of the most alluring experiences ever. Now, 22 years later, it’s heading to the PS4 – although it will be 23 years by the time it hits on March 3, 2020 – in a double-Blu-ray set, no less (the original PlayStation version was three CDs).
Here’s the newly-released extended trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Remake:
The next FF off the rank is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered. The 2004 GameCube action RPG is getting that special remastering treatment and is set for release this coming summer (in Australian seasons), for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Stepping away from remasters for a moment, we were treated to a new look at the impending Shadowbringers: Final Fantasy XIV Online. It’s hitting on July 2, and here comes the extended launch trailer:
If you’re worried about what to play once you complete Final Fantasy VII: Remaster when it’s released then breathe… breathe… breathe… for we were teased with the also forthcoming Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered! The only thing is that this one’s hitting later this year, so you may have to say “Hang it” to playing them in numerical order. This update of the original PlayStation title is coming for PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Here’s a quick peek:
The fifth and sixth ones that we mentioned? They’d be Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, both of which are coming for smartphones.
It wasn’t all about Final Fantasy though, and one title that is getting a bunch of buzz is Marvel Avengers. We got to see a super-hot gameplay first look, and you can see that and read more about the May 15, 2020 scheduled game right here.
Keeping those bullets flying, the team behind Bulletstorm are heading back to our consoles via the upcoming Outriders. Due for release mid-2020, it’s a shooter set in a “dark and unforgiving world” that promises wild weapons and one to three player action. Here’s a bit of a look-see:
To the strains of Metric’s very ace track Help I’m Alive, we got a new look at gameplay in Dying Light 2, which is coming in our autumn next year:
If you fancy something faster, Square Enix will be releasing angled top-down racer Circuit Superstars on PS4, Xbox One and Switch in 2020. Originally known as Apex Racing League, it looks to deliver racing from a whole new – but really kind of familiar if you’ve been playing racing games for a while – angle. We think it’s looking pretty wild, see for yourself:
Next up we have a fairly deep dive into the gameplay of all the JRPG-meets-Minecraft fun of Dragon Quest Builders 2, which is scheduled for PS4 and Switch on July 12:
Heading our way on August 22, also for PS4 and Switch, is the gorgeous-looking Oninaki, from Tokyo RPG Factory. It’s their first JRPG, which will see players following the story of a young watcher whose duty is to usher lost souls into the next world. Here’s a quick squizz at it:
The JRPG action doesn’t stop there, with exciting news that we’re to receive western releases in remastered form of both 1995’s Romancing SaGa 3 and 2016’s SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions. The former will hit on PS4, Xbox One and Switch, the latter on PS4 and Switch. Have a look at them both now:
What else? Let’s finish up with some DLC for the magnificently mad Kingdom Hearts III. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Re:Mind:
That’s a lot to take in there – and a lot to save up for if you dig your JRPGs! What are you looking forward to most? Let us know on our socials.
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