The RPG titan Square Enix was stepping up for presentation duties after Microsoft at this year’s E3, and they started off with a big Marvel-license game; The Guardians of the Galaxy (October 26th, 2021). Square Enix were happy to treat the audience to a decent look at gameplay with the dynamics of conversation mechanics between the heroes and combat.
We got to see a trailer for Legends of Mana (24th of June, 2021), and then there was even more Marvel heroes, with a look at the Black Panther Expansion coming to online multiplayer game Avengers.
The long missing Babylon’s Fall made a new appearance, the game from action aficionados PlatinumGames, with Playstation 4/5 and Steam mentioned as platforms for the game.
This was followed by the Life is Strange Remastered Collection (30th of September, 2021), and then the latest in the series, Life is Strange: True Colours (releasing 10th of September, 2021).
After came the big news of a brand new game from Square Enix and Team Ninja, a hack n’ slash game called Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. The game looks to take place in the same world as the original Final Fantasy, featuring boss Garland. There was also a promise of a demo coming to the PS5 soon.
Things closed up with a quick look at several games to look forward to.
Square Enix certainly saw this event as important for establishing their latest venture with Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy. This focus was obvious, though the new footage of Platinum’s Babylon’s Fall was welcome, as was the look we had at Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.
The show wasn’t going to blow any socks off, but thanks to the relatively short running time of the thing it wasn’t too bad. More titles would have been nice, but there was a few things here worth seeing.
There was a couple of small bits not mentioned above, so if you want to see the whole show you can do so here.