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Square Enix reveals their E3 2013 lineup By Erren Van Duine on June 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Square Enix is returning to E3 this year with what can only be described as a Japanese-heavy lineup.

In stark contrast to last year’s Eidos dominated showing, this year is headlined by Final Fantasy XIV and other titles out of the company’s domestic catalog. Their booth will play host to playable versions of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX as well as Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut for the Wii U.

Additionally, Square Enix is planning an assortment of live streaming events to be held throughout the show – the full schedule still pending, but will be centered mostly around FFXIV and interviews from Naoki Yoshida, Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase.

Remember: this list does not contain any unannounced titles that will likely be revealed closer to E3 (hint, Hashimoto’s promised PS4 FF title). Square Enix is, however, promising the first look at the next-generation of Final Fantasy.

“Square Enix continues to show its global creative presence like no other game publisher with products from its internal studios around the world as well as key partners,” said Yosuke Matsuda, representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “As the industry continues to diversify and expand Square Enix is poised to lead that change with products showcased at this year’s E3.”

Along with hands-on demonstrations of many games, E3 attendees will be able to experience exclusive theater presentations for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, THIEF and Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Read on for the full list.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3)
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to have been completely rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on all systems, gameplay and player experience. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn invites players to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.

THIEF (PC, PS4, XB1)
THIEF is the reinvention of the classic franchise that allows players to take on the role of Garrett, the Master Thief. As the tide is about to turn in the City, Garrett, takes cover amidst the growing uprising and sneaks into the Baron’s manor to steal his most prized possession.

MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT (PC, PS3, 360)
The hardest case to solve is one’s own murder. Murdered: Soul Suspect takes players into a whole new realm of mystery where the case is personal and the clues just out of reach. When Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, gets caught up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and newfound supernatural abilities.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (PS3, 360)
As Lightning, it is your mission to save souls so they may be brought to a new world. However, with only thirteen days remaining, not everyone can be saved. Armed with all-new weapons, player customization and battle abilities, you are in a race against time to fully understand your destiny. It all ends here.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Fully remastered in high-def, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories titles. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colorful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION® – DIRECTOR’S CUT (Wii U)
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT is the enhanced return to one of the most critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time. By offering players the chance to advance through the game in multiple and vastly different ways, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT provides an experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. Director’s Cut features include visual improvements, overhauled boss fights, reinforced combat mechanics and much more making it the ultimate HUMAN REVOLUTION experience.

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, Vita)
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster takes players into the adventures of Tidus and Yuna in beautifully remastered high definition.

DEUS EX: THE FALL (iOS)
DEUS EX: THE FALL is the next chapter of the award winning DEUS EX series. Developed by Square Enix Ltd. in collaboration with the original DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion, DEUS EX: THE FALL is a story driven action-RPG and the first DEUS EX in the series to be released on mobile and tablet devices.

MINI NINJAS® (iOS, Android)
Mini Ninjas is the first mobile and tablet game in the action adventure franchise. Based on authentic ninja values, this beautiful, fast-paced game takes players on an epic journey, free from gruesome violence and high on Ninja fun. Hiro and his Mini Ninja friends run, jump and slash their way through spellbound lands to retrieve the stolen artefact from the dragon.

Booth Event Schedule

(All times are Pacific US Standard Time)

June 11 @ 4:00pm — Letter from the Proucer Live @ E3 — Part 1 (Japanese)

Japanese-language broadcast from E3 about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

June 11 @ 5:00pm — Square Enix Chan! Brodacast @ E3 (Japanese)

Square Enix Channel broadcast that may include developer appearances and interviews like Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama.

June 12 @ 10:00am — Square Enix Chan! Broadcast @ E3 (Japanese)

Square Enix Channel broadcast that may include developer appearances and interviews like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director/producer Naoki Yoshida.

June 12 @ 3:00pm — Lightning Returns & Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Developer Interview (Jpn/Eng)

Interview with Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD staff Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama. The team will answer questions from fans of all regions through Twitter and Facebook.

June 12 @ 4:00pm — Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Battle Event & Community Recap (English)

For the first time ever, Yoshida will be co-hosting a Letter from the Producer Live in English with Localization Lead Michael Christopher-Koji Fox. Bayohne will be there trying to wrangle these two and while we can’t reveal too much, you can expect some fun surprises!

June 12 @ 5:00pm — Lightning Returns & Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Developer Interview 2 (Japanese)

Interview with Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD staff Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama. The team will answer questions from fans of all regions through Twitter and Facebook.

June 13 @ 2:00pm — Letter from the Proucer Live @ E3 — Part 2 (Japanese)

Japanese-language broadcast from E3 about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

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