Square Enix has confirmed that it is going to hold its own showcase titled Square Enix Presents, with the first show airing on March 18.
The Square Enix Presents event will be similar to the most recent State of Play from Sony and Pokemon Presents from The Pokemon Company. It will include the world premiere of a number of new titles, as well as updates on existing Square Enix games. This includes Outriders and Marvel's Avengers, as well as a brand-new Life is Strange game.
When Will Square Enix Presents Start?
Square Enix confirmed their showcase via an official blog post, as well as by disseminating information on all their social media accounts.
The first episode of Square Enix Presents will take place on March 18. It will air starting at 10 am PDT, 1 pm EDT, 5 pm GMT, and 6 pm CET, with the show being available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
What Games Will Be Present At the Square Enix Presents Showcase?
The first-ever Square Enix Presents showcase will have an estimated 40-minute run time. This will make it one of the longest showcases to air this year. Square Enix also isn't shy of telling audiences what to expect from it.
Highlighting the event is the world premiere of the next game in the critically acclaimed Life is Strange series of titles. Square Enix did not say much about the new title. However, they did confirm that it will feature "an all-new protagonist with a strange new power".
Another new title that will be shown off at the event is BALAN WONDERLORD, a "weird and wonderful platformer" that's set to launch on March 26. The event will also include details on a new Just Cause mobile game.
Speaking of, fans can also expect info on new mobile games from Square Enix Montreal and "some delightful titles" from TAITO, a sister company of Square Enix.
The event will also commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise. It's worth noting that a compilation of the most recent trilogy was leaked on the Microsoft Store. It is possible that the compilation will be officially unveiled at the event, among other details.
Will the Square Enix Presents Showcase Include Info on the Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2?
Surprisingly enough, the rundown on the first-ever Square Enix Presents showcase did not include any information about any Final Fantasy game. Not Part 2 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, nor the PS5-exclusive downloadable content, Intergrade. Final Fantasy XIV wasn't mentioned too, as well as Final Fantasy XVI.
With that said, we're not dismissing the possibility that Square Enix is intentionally doing this to keep gamers guessing. At the same time, it is also possible that Square Enix doesn't plan on including any Final Fantasy title for the event.
If it's any consolation, Final Fantasy fans shouldn't be left wanting for more anyway.
While Square Enix has remained mum about the Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, the first part will receive a PS5 port with enhancements soon. Not to mention, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an all-new story featuring a fan-favorite character in Yuffie. Plus, there are 3 confirmed mobile games set in the Final Fantasy VII universe in the works.