Square Enix shares PAX East 2017 lineup and events By Wazi the pa on March 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Square Enix has revealed its lineup and panels for this year’s PAX East event in Boston, Massachusetts. From hands-on demos to previews and panels of some of the company’s latest software titles, fans and newcomers alike who visit the Square Enix booth (#11017) will be able treated with a plethora of goodies including hands-on time with Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus DLC.

Other demo opportunities include:

  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • I Am Setsuna on Nintendo Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
  • NieR: Automata
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past and Ride 2

Players can also stop by the booth to tackle the “Warring Triad Challenge” for a chance to win a themed T-shirt of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Attendees can also take part in a social media contest to win special prizes for Dragon Quest Heroes II, NieR: Automata and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius by snapping photos and sharing the posts via social media.

As a bonus, posters will be given out for the following titles:

  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Flame x Blaze
  • Guardian Codex
  • Kingdom Hearts (double-sided poster featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)

Last, but certainly not least, Square Enix will host a few panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to catch the latest development updates and converse with the leading creative minds behind the games.

Check out the panels below:

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Panel

Friday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
Join Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age director Takashi Katano and Producer Hiroaki Kato, attending from Square Enix’s Tokyo studios as they discuss all-new details of the upcoming title before its release on July 11, 2017.

Final Fantasy XIV Community Q&A Panel

Saturday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
An opportunity for dedicated Final Fantasy XIV Online players to ask and learn about the latest topics impacting the community with producer/director Naoki Yoshida.

NieR: Automata x Final Fantasy XV Panel

Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center

In this joint panel, fans can join director Yoko Taro of NieR: Automata for a discussion on the launch of the Square Enix and PlatinumGames’ action RPG. For the second half of the panel, fans can join producer Haruyoshi Sawatari and global brand manager Raio Mitsuno for a first look at Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.

PAX East 2017 is set to open doors from March 10 through March 12.

  • Invictus

    Hands-on with Episode Gladio? Hmmm Any guesses how long will that DLC run? 3-4 hours? o

  • DQ11 or kh3 please.

  • Stonespear

    Looking forward to seeing the FFXII changes and what has been streamlined from the original. I didn’t play the International Zodiac Job System version, so hopefully they’ll go into some detail regarding that.

  • NoctLightCloud

    SE is still my favourite publisher & game developer, I happen to like most of their games 🙂 (ok I’m into Japanese games anyways, that helps a lot :P)

  • Martian Wong

    Well, your name says a lot.

  • NoctLightCloud

    It surely does!:) I may not be able to play a lot of games, but those that I do pick out, I enjoy a lot – probably also because I play them together with my sister & friends, which makes everything much more fun 🙂

  • Randy Marsh

    Considering PAX is an extremely public event with almost little to no attention given by the big suits of the industry going on, yeah don’t wish for them there, they won’t be there sadly lol.

  • •december

    It sucks I’m one of the hopefuls that Episode Gladiolus will actually be a big DLC…
    Why would you demo an Episode DLC if it’s just going to be a short endeavour?
    It’s so close now! What do you reckon the GB download size will be??

  • Eyoi

    I find it hard to believe that it’ll be that big considering it’s going to be $5 but if they can have a demo for it then I have no idea how big it is. It could be a 2-3 hours and they’re just doing like a 15-20 minute demo but who knows.

  • •december

    Considering how some speedrunners took the main game that seems like a satisfying length.
    I don’t do by time though because different people figure things out different, in saying this isn’t Episode Gladio combat focussed! I’m too excited – I asked in another comment about the GB size of the DLC rather than how long it will be… Cause 3-4 hours? You can cover Chapters 9-13 in that time lol

  • •december

    Is this with or without cutscenes? 😉
    How long, not in hours, but in chapters do you think it will be?
    You can do chapter 9-(the end of) chapter 13 in that time I reckon.

  • Eyoi

    Have to wait and see. I personally won’t be buying it but I’ll be looking forward to watching it on stream to see what it’s about.

  • Slade Howlett

    I will be surprised if the Gladio DLC will be longer then an hour. Its simply too cheap to be any longer then that.

  • •december

    So glad I chose the right “edition” then.
    I don’t have to “pay” for anything, Season Pass came with my copy of FFXV, only concern is that its digital (which hasn’t bothered me in the slightest)

  • Agnesdbitting

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dl230c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialCashJobs520WebAskGetPaid$97/Hour ★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫::::::!dl230c:….,…..

  • •december

    Then again you must realise how much free content we’re getting via updates.
    that is quite decent considering? I’d say that’s substantial.
    I’m glad people are not getting their hopes up, but I’m keeping my faith firm because I’ve enjoyed it all so far… not looking forward to Comrades/multiplayer and the Virtual Reality I will not be getting

  • Well if nothing else they could talk about it.

  • •december

    Only looking forward to Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus loool