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Square Enix unveils their lineup and events for PAX West 2018, and gamers everywhere can anticipate a lot of information. Attendees will also have the opportunity to head to their booth to “play DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™, KINGDOM HEARTS III, LIFE IS STRANGE® 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, and THE QUIET MAN™.”

Square Enix will also host a series of developer panels to give fans an in-depth look at the latest game developments and upcoming updates. The panels are described as follows:

EXPANDING THE LIFE IS STRANGE UNIVERSE
Friday, August 31, 12:00 PM, Wyvern Theater
Join writer Christian Divine and key figures from the LIFE IS STRANGE 2 development team as they take you behind the scenes of their most ambitious game in the series to date. Discover how they apply the core concepts of the LIFE IS STRANGE franchise to bring the relatable characters and realistic environments in the LIFE IS STRANGE Universe to life. Learn how they tackle the challenges of telling a branching story of education and brotherhood within an evolving episodic narrative adventure.

LIFE IS STRANGE 2 FAN MEET UP PARTY with What’s Good Games
Friday, August 31 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at  Unicorn 1118 E. Pike StreetRelax at PAX with the team from What’s Good Games and developers from DONTNOD Entertainment to celebrate the upcoming launch of the first episode of LIFE IS STRANGE 2. Share your favorite moments from the series, enjoy refreshments and a chance to win games, SQUARE ENIX prizes and custom What’s Good Games items.  For additional information about the event visit: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsGoodGames/.

JUST CAUSE 4 SHOWCASE
Saturday, September 1, 11:30 AM, Hydra Theater
Join key members of the JUST CAUSE 4™ development team – Avalanche Studios – as they talk exclusively about the next game in the hugely popular, multi-million selling JUST CAUSE series. Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4takes the incredible destruction and unique physics the series is known for to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in JUST CAUSE 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grappling hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable, making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER – Uncovering the Hidden City of Paititi
Saturday, September 1, 4;30 PM, Wyvern Theater
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is filled with many surprises and secrets. Perhaps the biggest discovery Lara Croft® will make is the hidden city of Paititi, a civilization untouched by modern culture and the largest hub ever created in a Tomb Raider® game. Moderated by Andrea Rene, join the team behind Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. The panel will feature Dan Chayer-Bisson (Game Director), Mario Chabtini (Senior Producer), and Rich Briggs (Senior Brand Director).

 

Lastly, in the last bit of their Press Release, Square Enix provided a full breakdown of titles attendees can anticipate making an appearance at this year’s event, which are as follows:

 

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA
Platform: iOS® and Android®
Developer: Square Enix, Koei Tecmo
Available: Now Available

DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM®
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: September 4, 2018

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
Platform: iOS, Android, Amazon
Developer: Square Enix, gumi Inc.
Available: Available Now

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION
Platform: STEAM, Origin, Windows 10
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: Now

 

KINGDOM HEARTS III
Platform: Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: January 29, 2019

 

LIFE IS STRANGE 2
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: September 27, 2018


MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY
Platform: iOS, Android and STEAM
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: Now Available

 

SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal™
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: September 14, 2018

 

STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: tri-Ace
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: Now Available

 

THE QUIET MAN
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM
Developer: Human Head Studios
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: TBD

I always forget the extent of game development Square Enix is known for. In the midst of excitement for
Kingdom Hearts III and the final Tomb Raider, it’s easy to forget how broad their development scope entails, especially with hits like Life Is Strange. Are you looking forward to the Square Enix panels at PAX West? What are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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