Square Enix announced an exciting line-up of gaming highlights at gamescom, Europe’s biggest interactive entertainment expo. From August 21 to 25, visitors to gamescom 2013 will be able to get their hands on future games, attend exclusive presentations, meet special guests and enjoy spectacular stage shows at the Square Enix booth (B21/C20) in hall 9.
At the show, Square Enix is celebrating the imminent release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with special guest Naoki Yoshida, the game’s Producer and Director, in attendance to present, play and talk more about this ambitious MMORPG. Dedicated theatres will showcase gameplay presentations of THIEF and MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT to the European public for the first time. On top of all this, special guests Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Yuji Abe (Game Design Director) will present the upcoming RPG highlights LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, both of which are available to play at the Square Enix booth.
Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix in Europe & the Americas said:
“We’re excited to be attending gamescom again this year. Gamers in Germany are so passionate and I’m sure our strong line-up of titles and fan activities we have planned for this year’s show will not disappoint.”
Here is the full gamescom 2013 line-up:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn – At gamescom, visitors will go up against one of the game’s mighty primals in a “Battle Challenge”, with exclusive giveaways awaiting the victorious challengers. Naoki Yoshida, Producer and Director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be on-hand to present the game, play with fans and sign autographs. The game’s TV advertisement will also be premiered at the show and fans will be able to meet and have photographs taken with Stephanie Tripp, official actress from the advertisement, dressed in an authentically recreated Miqo’te outfit.
THIEF – Steal a glimpse of the Master Thief in action in a dedicated THIEF theatre. This in-game presentation will see Garrett infiltrate the Baron’s manor to steal his most prized possession. THIEF is a reinvention of a classic franchise from Eidos-Montreal; the studio behind DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION.
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT – The in-game theatre presentation that proved such a big hit at E3 is coming to gamescom, with European consumers experiencing the show for the first time. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter the world of MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT themselves, as they find out what it’s like to be a ghost, staring down at their own corpse, in an exclusive interactive photo booth.
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII – Special guests Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Game Design Director Yuji Abe will be on-hand to present previously-unseen elements about the thrilling conclusion of Lightning’s saga, also giving fans the rare chance to meet and get an autograph. With an extensive number of hands-on stations available, gamers will be able to play LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII both on X360 and PS3.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster – At gamescom, consumers will be able to play the high definition remaster of one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY stories of all time. Producer Yoshinori Kitase will also present further information on-stage about this much-anticipated title.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX – HD levels from KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories will be available to play on PS3.
DEUS EX: THE FALL – The award-winning latest chapter in the DEUS EX franchise will be playable on iPad.
Additional titles such as upcoming highlights FINAL FANTASY XV and KINGDOM HEARTS III will be presented as part of the trailer shows that form part of the scheduled stage shows.
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