What I Want From E3: Square Enix

Square Enix is showing up to E3 with a fancy digital presentation that will take players into the worlds of many upcoming Square games. The last time Square Enix held an E3 press conference of sorts was back in 2015. That conference featured Just Cause 3, Nier: Automata, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III, just to name a few.

Square Enix have some of the most loved IP of all time, which makes this upcoming E3 showing something to get a little excited about. Here is why.


What I Expect

Kingdom Hearts III, I have never played a game in the series and I have no idea why because it seems like everything I could ever want in a game. Charming, established characters, interesting narrative and from what I have seen fantastic visuals. The Toy Story world looks absolutely like a Toy Story film and that just makes me giddy. Kingdom Hearts III is currently scheduled for release this year, in fact it has been announced that next month we will be getting the release date, so get ready.

Octopath Traveler, I also think this will be at the Nintendo Presentation but why would Square take the time to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming fantasy based RPG heading to the Nintendo Switch. I am already all-in for a day-one purchase on this and don’t need to any more but it couldn’t hurt.

Left Alive, I feel this has been forgotten about by pretty much everyone with no mention in the media or on influencer outlets. The trailer we got at Tokyo Game Show caught my attention with its world that comes complete with mech’s. It has been slated for a 2018 release and well, we have had no more news, so it’s about time we got some, and the release date too, please.

Battalion 1944 is the upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter coming from developer Bulkhead Interactive to be published by Square. It isn’t due to release until 2019 but what better way to get the news to a more mainstream audience that this is on the way, because I feel not many know about it yet.

The Avengers Project, come on! Literally, please! Just, give it to me, straight to the vein! I want to know the name, the genre, the story, how it plays, just EVERYTHING NOW DAMN IT!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases in a few months, so yeah, it will be at the Square Enix Presentation, probably an extended gameplay look.

Life Is Strange 2, both the original game and Before The Storm were well received by fans, so it had to be a sure thing that another is on the way, with only when being the question.


What I Want (Realistic)

Final Fantasy VII Remake, I fully believe this is a long ways off but damn it I don’t care, at least give me something. Square Enix have done long, long, long announce to release windows and so this isn’t that un-realistic to think we could get a small trailer to keep this gem in our mind.

Dragon Quest in the west, I have never played a Dragon Quest game but have recently taken a liking to many trailers and videos featuring these games. I know some are heading to Switch in Japan, but i desperately want some Dragon Quest available over in the UK, preferably on Switch. This isn’t outside the realm of possibility, it seems like something very possible, especially considering Dragon Quest features the second most video game sales for the publisher at over 70 million.


What I Wish For (Unrealistic)

Final Fantasy XVI, yup, balls to it, let’s start the 10 year get hyped cycle right now, I don’t even care. I absolutely loved Final Fantasy XV and am now hooked on the FF series. I completed I-III and then XV with a little experience in IV and Type-0 HD, and I think it’s storytelling and RPG combat mechanics done right.

Sleeping Dogs 2, so the original developers of Sleeping Dogs have shut down, hence already potentially shoving this towards un-realistic territory. But, the first game was so damn good in terms of captivating story, addictive gameplay and a genuinely fun open-world. A number 2 could evolve the formula and with the right marketing it could be a bigger contender than the first game.

Gex, come on, lets get a brand new Gex, why the hell not! It has almost been twenty years, this is too long to be away from the coolest Gecko to ever live. He’s real to me damn it! This is slightly possible although improbable, Square Enix announced in 2015 that it will allow developers to create games based on some of their old Eidos IPs via the Square Enix Collective, including the Gex IP.


  • Sleeping Dogs 2
  • Gex
  • Left Alive
  • Final Fantasy XVI (16)
  • Dragon Quest
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Avengers Project
  • Kingdom Hearts III Release Date for October/November/December
  • Octopath Traveler

What would you want to see from Square Enix at E3? Let us know!

Published by Rhys Baldwin.


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