SQUARE ENIX today announced its lineup and events for New York Comic-Con 2015, being held at Javits Center Oct. 8-11. The company will be showcasing a mix of new releases and highly-anticipated games, including presentation demos for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and HITMAN, and hands-on opportunities for Just Cause 3, the critically-acclaimed Life is Strange, DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™, FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS, and the award-winning mobile puzzler Lara Croft GO will also be available.
Square Enix will share what goes on behind the scenes at Avalanche Studios and Eidos Montreal, with developer panels for Just Cause 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided during the show.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Creating the World of 2029
Friday October 9, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Room 1A21
Meet the development team for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: Jean-Francois Dugas (Executive Game Director) and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director), as well as Elias Toufexis, the actor behind the voice of Adam Jensen. Get an exclusive look at the game, as the team provides insights into the creativity, goals and inspiration that shape the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, set in the year 2029. They will also answer questions about the game and their experiences as game developers.
Just Cause 3 : Choose Your Own Chaos
Saturday October 10, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Room 1A21
Join Square Enix and key members of Avalanche Studios as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and talk about the upcoming action and destruction of Just Cause 3. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
Playable demos and presentations will be available in Booth #1604.
LIFE IS STRANGE
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Availability: Now Available (Episodes 1–4)
Summary: Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game REMEMBER ME™ last year the game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair begin to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the disappearance of fellow student Rachael Amber.
LARA CROFT GO
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile
Developer: Square Enix Montreal
Availability: Now Available
Summary: Lara Croft GO expands the turn-based puzzle gameplay and takes you on an adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover hidden secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. Attendees will witness a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise featuring challenging gameplay, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack, all at your fingertips.
DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
Platform: PlayStation 4
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Availability: Oct. 13, 2015
Summary: DRAGON QUEST®, one of the most iconic RPG series from Japan, will be transformed into a full-scale action RPG in the West. Players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenge swarms of enemies and conquer gigantic monsters. It is filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama. Also, Yuji Horii, director and creator of DRAGON QUEST, and Koichi Sugiyama, the renowned composer closely tied to the series, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. The demo area allows fan to take on and challenge the all-mighty monster, Gigantes.
JUST CAUSE 3
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Availability: December 1, 2015
Summary: The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS
Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Availability: January 26, 2016
Summary: FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance feature.
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
Availability: February 23, 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence and action RPG-based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with whom to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Developer: IO Interactive (a Square Enix studio)
HITMAN will see players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill — it is all up to you. And for the first time, HITMAN will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination.
Additionally, limited quantities of the BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS® –KAI- ARKHAM KNIGHT limited color edition figure will be available for purchase at the Square Enix booth, and are also available for pre-order at the Square Enix Online Store (http://bit.ly/1PqVIJK).