Headlining this year’s booth will be four of the hottest franchises in the industry from both the SQUARE ENIX and EIDOS brands. Under SQUARE ENIX, the company delivers the highly anticipated MMORPG experience FINAL FANTASY XIV, the next instalment in the iconic franchise that has sold more than 97 million units worldwide. For handheld platforms are The 3rd Birthday and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, a prequel that will unlock the secrets to the beloved franchise, as well as KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded and FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT for Nintendo DS, a charming new adventure by the creators of the FINAL FANTASY III and IV remakes. Under the EIDOS brand will be IO Interactive’s KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS, reuniting gaming’s most notorious criminals in a raw shooter that introduces a new visual experience inspired by documentary film. Additionally, the year’s biggest surprise announcement, DEUS EX®: HUMAN REVOLUTIONTM, the long-awaited next instalment, will be showcased for attendees anxious to get a first look at the newly imagined cyber renaissance world that will revolutionize the gaming experience – just as the original DEUS EX did a decade ago.
Downloadable titles such as LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT, The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pagescontinue the pedigree of great franchises in gaming while staying true to the Square Enix heritage of providing the best and most immersive experiences in interactive entertainment. The booth will also feature Square Enix’s partnerships with North American developers, including FRONT MISSION EVOLVED, being developed by Double Helix GamesTM, and DUNGEON SIEGE 3, being developed by ObsidianTM Entertainment Inc.
“We will be showing a truly diverse range of games at E3 this year which illustrate the strength and breadth in our product portfolio,” said Phil Rogers, chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe. “Individually each game offers something original and exciting to make its own impact at the show and collectively our line-up characterizes the global ambition of Square Enix.”