Square Enix announces Digital Direct for the next Life is Strange and new upcoming titles (40-min lineup)

1 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:01 ID: m2uzoy
Square Enix announces Digital Direct for the next Life is Strange and new upcoming titles (40-min lineup)
2 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:08 ID: gqlbbgt

According to Square Enix, we're getting more info on:


Marvel's Avengers

Tomb Raider's 25th Anniversary (Trilogy announcement by Microsoft?)

New Square Enix Montreal Games

Just Cause mobile...

Balan Underworld

New Life is Strange

TAITO showcase - take a look at some delightful tiles from Square Enix sister company TAITO.

March 18th at 10 am PDT

ID: gqldmax

“That sign can't stop me because I can't read.”

— Me waiting for FFXVI and a new Deus Ex

ID: gqlo2cq

I'd even add FF7R part 2 to that list. Not that I'm even expecting it in the next new years but that hasn't stopped Square from teasing before

ID: gqm19st

FFXVI I have mixed feelings about. Deus Ex though... they really need to finish the damn Jensen trilogy. The only thing that has come close to scratching my DE itch in the past few years is Prey. I need more.

ID: gqlhucr

March 18th at 10 am PDT

Funny because the latest Avengers update is dropping then.

What would be AWESOME to see: A roadmap for 'after' the hawkeye/ps5 patch drops.

What we will probably get: Info on the hawkeye drop

ID: gqlnact

They've mentioned a roadmap is going through approvals for a date at the moment.

But also in their tweet they mention we'll get news on "What's to come"

ID: gqlhy5h

Interested for Tomb Raider 25th celebration. I'm entering with zero expectations because I don't expect them to remaster the original games or even the Legend Era games.

ID: gqm6oh5

Ya that would be great but wouldn’t be surprised if they are just rereleasing the last 3 games

ID: gqllfa0

Deus Ex. Please. Pleeeeease!

ID: gqllxtl

Seriously. I hope this is what SE Montreal is working on.

ID: gqm76sw

Strike while the CP2077 clusterfuck is HOT.

ID: gqm9bbn

You forgot KH3: Remix Days 777 Doug Dimmadome HD 1.2X

ID: gqm0ry6

yea, seems focused on the American and EU branches. Not much Japanese game new yet except:

Balan Underworld

big oof. given the reception of the demo, IDK if there's any coverage short of "indefinitely delay" that would help the game out at this point.

ID: gqlznxo

Taito huh? so Space Invaders Infinity Gene 2 ? a man can dream.... (btw if you havent played it, go play it rn it's amazing)

ID: gqm9vm1

Square Enix Montreal Games

I just want to specify that Square-Enix Montreal is not the same as Eidos Montreal. SE Montreal makes mobile games like Hitman go, Tomb Raider go etc.

Don't expect a new AAA Deus Ex from them.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:07 ID: gqlb8ii

Just Cause... Mobile?

ID: gqlyrkf

You don’t have phones?

ID: gqm7dzx

Just Cause Pocket Edition. Scaled down assets, and a control scheme that makes Flappy Bird look advanced.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:16 ID: gqlci9i

If this presentation is on par with the hype level of recent gaming presentations, then it will be 35 minutes of Balan Wonderworld gameplay.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/11 18:01 ID: gqlismu

“Maybe if we keep showing them Balan Wonderworld, people will like it more”.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/11 18:13 ID: gqlkg2v

Still no Babylon's Fall news?

7 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:16 ID: gqlchss

I wonder if we'll see something like Life is Strange: Before the Storm. After the Storm possibly? Similar to the comics

And I'm excited to see what Tomb Raider will have for it's 25th Anniversary. I hope it's a sequel to Shadow but it'd make sense to see a remake of one of the older games.

ID: gqlyz3x

LiS twitter says new story, new characters, new power so it'll be LiS3 and not a spin-off title, although there have been a fair amount of rumours of another Max & Chloe spin-off.

I would expect that Tomb Raider will be a 25th anniversary pack of the reboot trilogy that's been making the rounds. Will probably be on the new consoles but I'd doubt there's any sort of remaster and probably just a settings buff due to the PS5/XseX's increased power. I would guess they tease game 4 of the reboot series with a late 2022/early 2023 release schedule.

ID: gqm2pv0

I’ve seen a lot of rumors recently about how this new game is supposed to be an expansion on the first game. Cant see how that would work considering the ending though. I think it’s wishful thinking

ID: gqlyz9g

Apparently Deck Nine (BTS) are the new LIS guys and are working on LIS3 and an LIS1 sequel? (Lord knows how that'd work)

ID: gqlttzo

I doubt they’d do something like those comics. They don’t really want to make endings canon and having what the comics are doing would force one of the endings to be canon

ID: gqlumjm

Make it a multiverse situation - I read this one fanfiction a few years ago where Max was switching between both timelines uncontrollably and eventually the timeline where she saved Chloes Father

8 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:13 ID: gqlc00d

No final fantasy?

ID: gqmv8o0

Didn’t we just get a bunch of Final Fantasy announcements?

ID: gqna9j7

I think many were expecting some XVI to pair along with all the VII news, it’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen anything new on that front

9 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:58 ID: gqlig3r

No Final Fantasy? Not sure I buy that.

ID: gqlju43

Well they just announced two FF mobile games like a week ago, and FFXVI and Remake Part 2 seem at least far enough away that they just might not have any updates.

ID: gqlmse3

There are always updates!

10 : Anonymous2021/03/11 20:10 ID: gqm0phf

Life is Strange 2 is one of my favorite pieces of video game storytelling of all time. If LiS3 can somehow one-up itself, I’ll be beside myself.

ID: gqndi1i

I prefer more settings like LIS1. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed the school setting. LIS2 was full on depression mode and it dampened my enjoyment. Plus it didn't have cool gameplay mechanics like LIS1's time control. I think the minimal amount of supernatural gameplay hurt LIS2.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:51 ID: gqlhf9t

Really interested to see how they manage to talk about this list of games for forty minutes.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/11 19:18 ID: gqltlzq

Love the LiS games so looking forward

13 : Anonymous2021/03/12 01:37 ID: gqn5619

Without Final Fantasy and the Parasite Eve remakes what’s even the point of it?

14 : Anonymous2021/03/12 02:18 ID: gqn9q3k

I'm ready for the mosh pit shaka brah

15 : Anonymous2021/03/11 18:49 ID: gqlpm0c

Really hyped for more Life is Strange. I know the 2nd isn't loved nearly as much as the 1st (and rightly so) but I still enjoy the hell out of them regardless.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/11 17:04 ID: gqlar9m

Hopefully this life is strange better than 2

ID: gqljjcv

Whay was wrong with 2?

ID: gqll9ow

I found that the pace was incredibly slow and the main character was dull

ID: gqllxne

Overall, it's an okay game; I'd give it a 5/10. The main two problems I can see are that its story is incredibly disjointed and that it takes a much-too-overt stance on modern racial issues in the US. The story takes place over years, and that clashes horribly with the more simple, isolated story style LiS excels at. The second problem, though... Hoo boy. LiS2 likes to strike you repeatedly and bluntly over the head with the statement that rural Americans are almost universally racist. It's like the player is a baby seal surrounded on all sides by Canadians on 15 November--it just never stops.

ID: gqm3py0

Now I'm a very petty person but I hate when dogs/pets die in stories in a way that doesnt contribute to the narrative and well........

17 : Anonymous2021/03/11 18:27 ID: gqlmfn8

Damn Balan is a npc? I thought the guy with the hat would be the player.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/11 18:29 ID: gqlmt1d

It seems that leaker was right, navtra was it?

19 : Anonymous2021/03/11 23:01 ID: gqmn4s0

Give me Sleeping Dogs 2

20 : Anonymous2021/03/11 23:16 ID: gqmozs7

Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider really killed any interest I had for the series which is a shame because I really liked TR and Rise.


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