Powerhouse developer and publisher Square Enix was up next at E3 2021, revealing more of their planned content for this year and beyond.
Hosted by Matt Mercer and covering games from Life is Strange: True Colors to Marvel's Avengers, here's what was on offer.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is being developed by Eidos Montreal and it will release later this year.
First up was a brand new game from Eidos Montreal, the long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy.
A second collaboration with Marvel following The Avengers, this title follows in a similar vein and sees the Guardians take on giant space jellyfish things and promises all the humour you'd usually expect from this IP.
This time round, however, it's a single-player game, in which you play as Star Lord himself, Peter Quill. He can also call upon the abilities of his teammates to help.
Square Enix also showed off an extended gameplay trailer too, and truly, this game looks like it has a ton of personality and charm.
The title screen is just the Guardians hanging out, which is pretty cool.
Coming October 26, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster
Next up was the rumoured Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a collection of the first six titles in the series brought back to life. They'll be available individually.
Not having them made available for consoles seems like a classic Square Enix oversight, however.
Coming soon to Steam and mobile.
Legend of Mana
Next up was the animated opening movie for Legend of Mana, the next in the remake series.
Coming June 24, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. PS4, and Steam
Marvel's Avengers will receive one of the franchise most beloved characters next August.
Then we got an extended trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther: War for Wakanda.
The hotly anticipated expansion for the much-maligned game will have a lot riding on it.
No release date was given.
Square Enix Mobile Titles
A slew of short trailers were next, including:
- Hitman Sniper: The Shadows
- NieR Re[in]carnation
- War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
The next project from Nier Automata's creators, Babylon's Fall, is another hack and slash with bombastic combat.
PlatinumGames' Babylon's Fall was next, promising an epic tale and frenetic action.
It can be played solo or as part of a four-player team, and players must collect equipment and enhance their capabilities.
In short, players can expect similar sort of gameplay to Nier: Automata, and it is a live service title - meaning frequent updates and probably lots to spend money on post-release.
Coming to PS5, PS4 and Steam.
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection
Coming September 30, Square Enix then showed off a trailer for the Life is Strange & Life is Strange: Before the Storm remasters.
Life is Strange: True Colors
We then got more in-depth about Life is Strange: Before the Storm, the upcoming sequel, and its central mechanic - empathy.
Coming September 10, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Steam and Google Stadia.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
A brand new Final Fantasy action game is being developed by Square Enix and Team Ninja. It doesn't have a release date yet.
With a lot of talk of 'killing Chaos', we got a first look at Square Enix Japan's collab with Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo -- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.
The previously rumoured title, which is set in the world of the original Final Fantasy, seems to be a hack-slash title, where the trailer showed the the player faced off against Garland.
The character design seemed a bit strange, with the main party of four looking a lot more 'modern' FFXV style than the heavily medieval Final Fantasy was.
Coming 202 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC, with a PS5 demo coming soon.
Next up in terms of major publishers, Microsoft Xbox and Bethesda showed off what they had to offer in their own E3 2021 Games Showcase. Here's everything they revealed.