Square Enix has announced its line-up at TGS this year, and it might be the first time in quite a while the company has focused on Japanese development rather than its Western studios.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Drag-On Dragoon 3 and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be headlining its console efforts of the year, and Bravely Default: For the Sequel will be its sole Nintendo 3DS exhibit. Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster will also be gracing the audience with more hands on opportunities with the rebuilt classic.
Final Fantasy XIV is nowhere to be found, ironically missing yet another TGS appearance in spite of its name change. Square Enix probably will have it up its sleeve, though.
The only Eidos game to be making an appearance is Thief, with all of its other big titles like Tomb Raider, Hitman and Deus Ex already on the market.
Square Enix is also bringing along a handful of browser, mobile and social games like Deadman’s Cross, Square Enix’s delayed entry into the zombie genre, and Kingdom Hearts Key, a browser game based on its popular Disney series.
First-person shooters will also pop up at Square Enix’s booth with Call of Duty: Ghost, published in Japan by Square Enix, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. It never gets old seeing Final Fantasy clashed against such violent western games at the same booth, but there are certainly stranger sights to be seen at TGS. Trust me.
Last but not least on the console front is Psycho Break, the Japanese title for Shiji Mikami’s and Bethesda’s next-gen survival-horror game, The Evil Within.
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