It was a long, long wait, but E3 2021 is finally well underway. We’re now into the second official day of the show, with the E3 2021 Xbox + Bethesda Showcase kicking the day off in style this morning. Now, we’re on to the next show, with the Square Enix Presents E3 2021 showcase. We already had some idea of a few things to expect from today’s show, with the original Square Enix Presents E3 2021 announcement confirming Life is Strange: True Colours, Babylon’s Fall, Marvel’s Avengers and a new game from Edios-Montreal would be shown. With a 5:15AM AEST start time though, it’s totally understandable if you didn’t want to get up for it. Especially if you’re in a State with the Queen’s Birthday public holiday and wanted to get a sleep in.
For those that didn’t want to get up in the wee hours of the morning, here’s our Square Enix Presents E3 2021 wrap up:
- The show opened with the reveal of the teased new game from Eidos Montreal. As has been rumoured for a long, long time now, it was indeed revealed to be Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll play the third person action game as Star Lord, with the remaining Guardians being companions as opposed to controllable characters. The game will release on October 26, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
- Then after the initial reveal trailer, we got a developer deep dive, where the original creator of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic and Eidos Montreal developers spoke to their experiences and motivations developing the game.
- After that, we’re still on the Guardians of the Galaxy train, with a gameplay demo coming next. We got a good extended look at the game’s conversation system, which includes conversation choices, exploration, and a good section of combat, which showed both your regular combat abilities and the triggerable attacks of your companions.
- Next up was Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, 2D remasters of the first 6 games in the franchise, coming to Steam and Mobile platforms soon.
- Then it was on to Legend of Mana, with a super short trailer of the game before the release of the game on June 24. The below trailer wasn’t what was shown live on stream, but is the full opening movie of the game.
- Next it was on to Marvel’s Avengers, with a look at the game’s next adventure Cosmic Cube, a glimpse the all-new Patrol mode, the introduction of replayable boss battles, exploration rewards and also our first look at the War for Wakanda
- Then we moved into a mobile bloc, beginning with a look at Hitman Sniper: The Shadows which is coming later this year.
- Next up was Nier Reincartion, with pre-registration open now.
- Then we got confirmation of a Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions and Final Fantasy cross over event happening now.
- Next was a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, which was confirmed for a 2021 worldwide release.
- Back to bigger games now and we’ve got our next look at Platinum Games’ Babylon’s Fall. With a stylistic art style and plenty of trademark Platinum combat, the game is looking pretty good so far. The game will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
- Then it was time for another developer interview, as both Platinum Games and Square Enix employees spoke to their experiences developing the game.
- Next it was time for our first look at the Life Is Strange Remastered With improved visuals, the collection covers the original Life is Strange and its prequel Before the Storm. The collection will be available on September 30.
- Then it was on to Life is Strange: True Colors, the next entry in the Life is Strange The trailer focused on showing off protagonist Alex Chen’s powers of empathy in action and how they impact the story and world around her.
- Next it was on to the recently leaked Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, the action-based spin off of the Final Fantasy Developed by Team Ninja at Koei Tecmo, the game looks like it focuses heavily on action combat. The game will release in 2022 for just about everything, with a demo available on PS5 soon.