ICYMI: Here’s What Went Down at Square-Enix’s E3 Show

Including a first look at Eidos-Montreal's next game.

Square-Enix had already confirmed we’d see more of Life is Strange: True ColorsBabylon’s Fall, and new content for Marvel’s Avengers at its E3 show, but the presentation had a few surprises under its belt, as well. If you couldn’t catch the show when it was live, we’ve got you covered with a full recap of the show:

    • The conference kicks off with a new Marvel game from Eidos Montreal, Guardians of the Galaxy. Coming October 26 to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The player will step into the role of Star Lord and make choices that will change the path the titular group takes.
    • After what felt like an eternity, the show moved on to Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a collection of the first six mainline games in the series coming to Steam and mobile devices.
    • Legend of Mana is also being remastered, available June 24 on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
    • Next is a content update for Marvel’s Avengers, including a new mission starring Scientist Supreme, an alternate timeline mission including Hawkeye, and an expansion set in Wakanda that will bring Black Panther to the playable roster. The Black Panther War for Wakanda expansion will be available at no additional cost.
    • Following that, Square-Enix showed a handful of mobile spin-offs. Including Nier Reincarnation, Hitman Sniper, and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. It closed out the segment with a short trailer for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, which is set to launch on phones and tablets later this year.
    • Babylon’s Fall is reintroduced as a multiplayer game.  PS5, PS4, and PC
    • Next was a look at the Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm remasters set to launch later this year. Including some comparison shots of the original games compared to the remastered versions set to launch on September 30.
    • Life is Strange: True Colors’ empathic superpowers were the focus of the game’s latest trailer. Protagonist Alex can feel the emotions of others, but can also manipulate and explore them to accomplish her goals. This can manifest in exploring a physical manifestation of people’s headspace, which can have some drastic consequences. True Colors arrives on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Series X|S, and PC on September 10.
    • We were right about Final Fantasy Origin but it wasn’t worth it. The game is releasing in 2022 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox, with a demo coming “soon” to PS5.

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This is but one of several showcases happening this week because E3 and Summer Game Fest were planned for the same week, for some reason. But all of our coverage on that is part of Fanbyte’s Hot Game Summer. For more on the news, podcasts, and video coverage we’ve got planned, head over to the Hot Game Summer master post.