The last time we saw Square Enix hold an E3 conference was in 2015. Now, it seems the publisher is ready to return.
Announced on Twitter, Square Enix’s conference will take place on Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. PT or 1 p.m. ET. Last time we saw Square Enix on a stage during E3, they showed off their newest entry in the Just Cause franchise, Just Cause 3, demonstrating the game’s destructible terrain and more. They also revealed more details on Rise of the Tomb Raider and announced Lara Craft Go. Beyond that, the publisher showed off some Hitman and of course, they showed a new gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. Now, three years later, does Square Enix have more to show–will we finally get the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date (please, Mickey)?
We know what’s in the pipeline for the publisher–Kingdom Hearts 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Dragon Quest XI–but what else will we see? Last year, the company teased a Marvel Avengers game. We know little about that game. Crystal Dynamics is developing it, and former Naughty Dog director Shaun Escayg is linked to it. Beyond that, nothing else is known.
Maybe the company will detail the Final Fantasy VII remake. It’s changed hands from Cyberconnect2 to in-house, which likely set the development back a bit, but as far as we know, the game is still coming. When? Who knows but maybe we’ll find out this year at E3.
With this announcement, Square Enix joins the ranks of others who have announced their plans for E3 this year. EA will hold its conference Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET. Microsoft and Bethesda will hold their conferences the following day, June 10, at 4 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET respectively. The next day is Square Enix followed by Ubisoft at 4 p.m. ET. Nintendo announced that their E3 Nintendo Direct will air at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 12, and if history repeats itself, Sony will be holding its conference Monday night on June 11.