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Monday, June 22, 2015

Just Cause 3, Kingdom Hearts 3 highlight Square Enix E3 press conference



Square Enix was the final press conference of E3 2015, and while some of the games were mentioned beforehand, there were still plenty of interesting announcements. Here's a brief summary of what went down:

Just Cause 3 will release Dec. 1. Gameplay elements shown off included grappling hooks to scale great heights, attach enemy soldiers to exploding fuel tanks, and other sorts of wacky mayhem. There will be more than 80 land, sea and air vehicles, and a lot of weapons in your arsenal.

A sequel to Nier was announced, with development by fan favorite Platinum Games. They seem to be everywhere these days, and I don't mind that at all.

More info was shown off for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and there will be a new mobile game titled Tomb Raider GO, playing off the success of Hitman GO.

It wouldn't be a Square Enix conference without Final Fantasy, and the same Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer shown during Sony's conference, which blew up social media, was shown again. A Final Fantasy Portal App was also announced.

Kingdom Hearts is another hot property, and after teasing fans with Kingdom Hearts Unchained, a new mobile title, out came footage of Kingdom Hearts 3, which showed off fighting in different settings. Tangled will be in the game. Of course, who knows if the story will make sense, but it's still fun playing with Disney characters. 

Hitman will go back to assassinating targets on Dec. 8, and Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is scheduled for a 2016 release in North America after Japan later this year. It will be a PS4 exclusive.

The conference ended with the announcement of a new studio, Tokyo RPG Factory, working on a new IP called Project: Setsuna, which is scheduled for a 2016 release.

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