For the second consecutive year, Square Enix held a showcase of its upcoming games. The Square Enix Showcase featured some of the company’s most anticipated upcoming games.
Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights from today’s Square Enix Showcase.
Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day
Its been a few years since Square Enix teased an Avengers game. And, just about a week or so ago they finally confirmed its existence. This evening at the Square Enix Showcase we got to see a trailer for the game and get details about it.
Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day is a single player and co-operative game that is narrative driven with an original story. It begins at A-Day and the Avengers—Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor—unveil a hi-tech headquarters powered by an experimental energy located in San Francisco. An attempt to steal this new technology is made and the city of San Francisco is devastated. However, the Avengers are blamed, forced to disband and Super Heroes become outlawed. Several years pass and the Earth is in trouble, the Avengers re-assemble to save the day.
Tonight we learned that content is planned to be released for the game over several years on a regular basis. And, every new Super Hero and region will be free. However, there won’t be any loot boxes or any other pay to win type scenarios. I’m interested to see more on Crystal Dynamic’s take of Marvel heroes and villains and go hands-on with the game later this week at E3.
Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia on May 14, 2020.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Quite possibly the most talked about and requested video game remaster is Final Fantasy VII. It’s been 22 years since it was released on PlayStation and now it’s being remastered for the PlayStation 4. The game will be split into different parts, and the first part is coming March 3, 2020. It will focus 100% on Midgar and will ship on 2 Blu-Ray discs.
Gameplay features a combination of real time action with command-based combat. Enemies now have a focus gauge and when it is filled, they become staggered and you can perform attacks for additional damage. Cloud now has 2 bars called ATB, which can be filled by using standard attacks. However, when they are filled you can slow down time and use the all-new tactical mode to choose actions from the command menu.
As a fan of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Remake looks like its everything I’ve been hoping it would be. Final Fantasy VII Remake launches March 3, 2020 and a demo will be at E3. Stay tuned for my impressions later this week.
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I was quite surprised to see in this conference that Final Fantasy VIII is getting a remaster coming later this year. When they skipped releasing it on the Switch earlier this year when they released VII, IX, X and XII there was some speculation that maybe Square had lost the source code. Pretty soon, the Switch could have almost every Final Fantasy game on it.
Final Fantasy VII Remake looks amazing though. Kind of makes me wish I owned a PS4 so I could play it when it comes out, but maybe I’ll get lucky and win the Road to E3 contest.
I was kind of hoping that the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles remake would have better graphics than they showed off, but I’m interested to experience the game again after I first played it on the GameCube. At least this time, every player won’t also need to have their own Gameboy Advance and link cable in order to play the game.
Avengers also looked really cool. I always hope that these cool looking games will come to Switch, but I seem to end up disappointed every time. I might have to pick this up for my Xbox One.
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