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Square Enix's Gamescom 2019 Line-Up

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2019 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT

Square Enix announced its line-up of games and activities making their way to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany later this month, ranging Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake, to Final Fantasy XIV Online, Trials of Mana, as well as a playable demo for Kingdom Hearts III.

In a worldwide first, fans at Gamescom 2019 will play a hands-on demo for Marvel's Avengers! Gamers at the Square Enix booth will battle as Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor experiencing the preliminary incident of this original Avengers story, launching on the 15th May 2020 simultaneously for the PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC.

For the first time in Europe, visitors will experience the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake, with a hands-on demo showcasing the reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre. Across 72 stations, show attendees will get their first look at the game before its release for the PS4 on 3rd March 2020.

Trials of Mana, the latest title in the revered Mana series and full remake of the RPG classic, will make its global debut at the show with a brand-new playable demo. Entirely rebuilt and revamped with action-RPG battle, levelling and skill systems as well as modern 3D graphics, attendees can check out an early section of the game, playing as just some of the memorable characters that the full game will offer when it launches in early 2020.

MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online returns to gamescom, with a booth powered by Acer latest Predator gaming hardware to maximise everyone’s gaming experience. Intense challenges, great prizes and an exclusive programme of stage shows with the makers of the game including Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, and Main Scenario Writer and World Lore Creator Banri Oda will be taking place throughout the week, all culminating in a big cosplay competition on Friday 23rd August. Finally, the largest Final Fantasy XIV Online Fan Gathering to ever take place in Germany is set to shake Cologne on the evening of Friday 23rd August.

The Square Enix booth will also offer a sneak peek at merchandise prototypes for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, as well as an open demo space for visitors to try out the latest Square Enix PRODUCTS board games.

Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 ‘Faith’ debuts at gamescom 2019. Experience the trailer for the riveting next chapter in the Diaz brothers’ journey towards a new life in Mexico, as the story reaches its most thrilling and complex entry yet. The second season of the award-winning franchise from Square Enix External Studios and the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment, continues on August 22nd, 2019.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience, providing a great starting point to the series that dives deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original game. Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, Final Fantasy VII Remake features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available for PS4 on March 3, 2020

Final Fantasy XIV Online

With more than 16 million players globally, Final Fantasy XIV Online continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the Final Fantasy experience to the online realm. Take part in the next chapter of the critically-acclaimed saga with the new legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS!

Final Fantasy XIV Online is currently available for PS4/PC/Mac, with a free trial is available here.

Kingdom Hearts III (PS4/XOne)

Having surpassed 5 million shipments and digital sales following its launch earlier this year, the critically acclaimed action-RPG Kingdom Hearts IIIreturns to Gamescom with playable demos of worlds inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story. In Kingdom Hearts III, players join forces with Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across beloved Disney and Pixar worlds based on Toy Story, Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6 and more.

Kingdom Hearts III is currently available for PS4/Xbox One.

Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers is a story-driven, 3rd-person Action-Adventure game. Reassemble and rebuild your Avengers roster in the cinematic single-player campaign, then battle solo or online alongside friends in new missions around the globe. Customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and then harness their unique powers to defend the world from escalating threats for years to come.

Play the Beta first on PS4. Pre-Order for Beta Access at www.playavengers.com

Marvel's Avengers will become available for PS4/Xbox One/Stadia/PC on May 15, 2020

Trials of Mana

Trials of Mana is a full high-definition remake of the third entry in the Mana series, previously released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3. Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes in their battle to defeat monsters of destruction trying to take over the world whilst the power of Mana has been weakened. Players can choose between six main characters and supporting allies, the story will play out in different ways depending on the combination of the main character and allies in the party.

Trials of Mana is expected for Switch/PS4/PC in Early 2020

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