E3 2014: Square Enix – Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Hitman


Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)

Square Enix has announced a number of new entries across several series, including Final Fantasy, Hitman, and Tomb Raider. One of the biggest surprises is that Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito are both coming to North America. Type-0 was released for PSP in Japan in 2011 and will be brought over as an HD remastered release for PS4 and Xbox One. Agito is a free Android and iOS title (supported with in-app purchases) that features characters from Type-0 and allows players to make changes that affect others within the in-game community. As a cadet in the Dominion of Rubrum, players attempt to become Agito, the savior of Orience, and will have access to a variety of character-customization options, crafting options, and missions that feature large-scale co-op battles involving the entire community. No release dates were announced for either title.

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Another Final Fantasy release is hitting the app market, Final Fantasy VII G-Bike. Described as a “high-speed action chase game,” the handheld version is a fleshed-out version of the mini-game found in Final Fantasy VII. Players will race around 3D stages filled with obstacles and enemies and missions to take on, bosses to battle, and weapons to customize. G-Bike will also be free (supported with in-app purchases), though no release date was announced. And lastly, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn received a new trailer showing five Primals (Garuda, Titan, Leviathan, Ramuh, and Shiva) summonable by Eorzea’s beast tribes. An E3 panel, Letter from the Producer Live, will be shown at the Square Enix Presents channel on Youtube, here, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CST) discussing Patch 2.3 and answering fan questions.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Tomb Raider also scored big with the news that Guardian of Light will be receiving a sequel and that Crystal Dynamics has been at work on a follow-up to their reboot, Tomb Raider. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and pick up where Guardian of Light left off, but with added support for two extra players. Up to four players must make their way through the Egyptian underworld, solving puzzles, fighting monsters, and looting treasure. The story follows Lara and her new allies Horus, Isis, and former raiding rival Carter Bell as they battle Set’s forces in the Egyptian desert. To learn more about Guardian of Light, check out our review.

Crystal Dynamic’s upcoming sequel follows Lara after the events of Tomb Raider. After her discoveries, she is now hunted by a mysterious organization, which forces her back to the tombs to find out who is following her and what they want. Rise of the Tomb Raider is scheduled to launch holiday 2015.

Rise of the Tomb Raider (TBA)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (TBA)

Hitman will also be returning, albeit in a more confined outing. Hitman: Sniper is currently in development at Square Enix Montreal for Android and iOS devices, and it’s being described as a “massively competitive sniper game.” As Agent 47, players will compete with others for the highest score as they take on jobs and spend their bounty on new weapons and upgrades. Sniper is scheduled to launch this fall.

Trailers for Final Fantasy Type-0, Agito, and G-Bike are available below. Square Enix’s remaining line-up has either already been announced or released, including Murdered: Soul Suspect, Nosgoth, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy Agito (Android, iOS)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (TBA)

Rise of the Tomb Raider (TBA)

Hitman Sniper (Android, iOS)

Hitman Sniper (Android, iOS)

Hitman Sniper (Android, iOS)

Hitman Sniper (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Android, iOS)

Official Site(s): Square-Enix.com – Final Fantasy VII G-Bike, FinalFantasyXIV.com, LaraCroft.com

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