Square Enix announces lineup and events for PAX East 2018 By Raptorchan on March 30, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Square Enix has unveiled their lineup for PAX East this year, which takes place April 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Fans who visit the Square Enix booth, #11017, will be able to play demos of upcoming and current projects, such as Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. Fans will also be able to attend developer panels and take part in fan activities and giveaways.

Square Enix also announced that the first-ever North American Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Crystal Cup tournament will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront’s Commonwealth Ballroom on April 6-7. Players who pre-register for the tournament will compete for a seat at this year’s FFTGC North American Championship. New players are invited to visit the Square Enix booth for lessons and experienced players can participate in Sealed Format FFTCG events and Gunslinger Challenges to earn a FFTCG promo card. Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt card game demos will also be available at the merchandise section of the Square Enix booth.

You can visit the official website for more information.

Other activities at the Square Enix booth include:

  • Final Fantasy XIV Byakko Battle Challenge, where fans can challenge Byakko to win a “I Beat Byakko” t-shirt.
  • A photo opportunity featuring backgrounds from Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia and NieR:Automata.
  • Daily giveaways, which include:
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia button pins.
    • Final Fantasy XIV foam samurai swords.
    • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition limited edition t-shirt.

Square Enix will be hosting developer panels at PAX East as well, providing fans with an in-depth look at latest game developments and upcoming updates. The list of panels include:

  • Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition: Making it Yours
    • When: Friday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
    • “FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, released on March 6, 2018, features mod support for expanded playability. Join FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION Manager Shigefumi Tanaka and Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno as they offer a glimpse into new ways to further enjoy the game.”
  • Final Fantasy XIV
    • When: Saturday, April 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
    • “Join special guests Natsuko Ishikawa (Main Scenario Writer) and John Crow (English Localization Lead) from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online team as they discuss the writing and story of Stormblood.”
  • NieR:Automata
    • When: Saturday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
    • “Reminisce on a 2017 fan favorite as panelists YOKO TARO (Director), Yosuke Saito (Producer) and Keiichi Okabe (Composer) celebrate the one-year anniversary of the critically-acclaimed NieR:Automata. Those who attend the panel will receive limited NieR:Automata branded pins.”

And finally, below is the full lineup of Square Enix titles that will be present at PAX East this year.

  • Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt (Card game)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia (Android, iOS)
  • Final Fantasy Trading Card Game (Card game)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (PC, MAC, PlayStation 4)
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition (Android, iOS, Amazon Fire HD 10)
  • Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (PC)
  • Gravel (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC)
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC)
  • NieR:Automata (PlayStation 4, Steam)
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  • Zero_mask

    there you go no kingdom hearts 3 in sight.

  • They’re saving it for E3. As much as I love Pax East cause its smack dead in my city, the most we ever got I think was something for KH2.5 or 1.5 as far as KH goes

  • Zero_mask

    they better make promotional material as of now.. they need to showcase this game.. this is the promise year.

  • Krijn van Alten


  • very

  • Why do they always ignore what fans actually want to hear about?

  • Randy Marsh

    Because PAX events almost always only cover games that are always finished or close to localization completion. They’re not really developer conferences, everyone knows that. It is usually a place where people can meet to play games or have the rare chance to meet some of team behind the games.

  • Dalton

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  • But Nier has been out for years. Why still show stuff on that?

  • Randy Marsh

    Nier: Autonata has only been out for a year exactly,.Considering it is currently one of Square’s most popular titles currently, it should not come as a surprise that they’re still putting it at events. As an average convention attendee, I could not tell you how many 2-Bs I have been seeing/taken pictures of in the last year…

    Yes, even the same goes for FFXV.

  • Maybe if I kill myself and leave behind a letter letting them how much I didn’t love that game, maybe they’ll make a good FF again that big on story and not psycho sexual.

  • Randy Marsh

    Well considering what is good or bad to people is very subjective and varies from people to people. As the saying goes; one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.

    I mean, If you did do something that extreme and you left a letter to them, Square-Enix would no doubt….send a letter to your family expressing their condolences, telling them they would think about it when making their next game, and not to forget to reserve Final Fantasy VII on PS5 coming in 2020.

    You see where I am getting at right?

  • So basically Square would repeat some PR corporate bullshit and continue their new status quo of shit tier games that are short or lacking in story or a pokemon rip off? SMH
    These days other than replay FF7 and 9 as digital downloads, all I do is play other games not made by Square. Like God Eater series, MH, Ys series, and even kiddy-ass Level 5 games. The only game that looks like it’ll be a home run for Square is KH3. Because we all know FF7’s remake is just a remake. Even if it’s good, it’s the same story. I’ll love it most likely, but I want NEW STORIES!

  • Ulises


  • Randy Marsh

    In the words of my raid group’s MCH in FFXIV “Well…that is like…your opinion?” As a company SE itself is doing fine, while they have made questionable choices recently with things such as handling of FFXV or their recent development cycles, they are still producing quality titles, an great example is World of FF, FFXIV, DQ11, etc.

    However if the quality of these titles do not meet your standards, that is purely your opinion. There are many who enjoy their recent titles, despite their flaws and what the vocal minority think. Then again, this has always been a thing ever since their glory days…I can still remember the angry cries of accused sacrilege when FFMQ, FFVI, Secret of Evermore, FFVII, FFVIII, FFX, FFXI, FFX-2, and FFXII came out. Ah, not much has changed….

    Anyways, if you’re growing tired of their recent habits and are playing other games, just try to make the habit of not paying attention to ever little bitty thing they’re doing. Trust me, you’ll be saving yourself from the rising blood pressure from the typing all the angry comments about how they’re screwing up or failing to meet your standards. In the words of old Randy Marsh from 2013 “No one is making you be a widow at a dock”. Believe me this helps a lot…it’s what soothed my rage towards Namco and their god awful Tales cycle back in the day….

  • Kyle

    I know it’s been a dry week, but maybe a new story from Nova Crystallis?

  • The problem is, I feel this way about almost all games. If I like the battle systems, then the story suck, if I like the story then the battle system sucks. There’s never any games that fit what I like anymore. I try buying less games and doing something else, but I don’t want to stop playing RPGs. I just want more RPGs to be the kind I’d want to pay for.

    Look at Ni no Kuni 2. Great game. Great gameplay with the exploration and battle. But the story is childishly simple and the battles are hyper easy. Look at dotHack GU, cool lead, but the rest of the cast annoys the shit out of me and the battles are nothing but tapping X or square until you get to the later games. You see my point?

    I’m into stuff like Xenogears or Xenosaga. But also stuff like KH games. I like a mix of dark serious themes and mature story, but in a bright vibrant colorful world. Like God Eater games. Like some of the recent YS and Legend of Heroes games (though the school shit is ruining that).

    When you’re 32 years old, moved out, hopping from one shit-job to another, you can’t afford to wait 5 years for a game, pay $60 to 70 and then be pissed off at a game for 40 plus hours. That’s why I’m mad. I’m not trying to take this out on yall, I’m just mad that no matter how long wait, 80% of games I get I can’t stand after the first 5 hours. I research games to make sure they are what I like. But I don’t want to run into spoilers. So I still get fooled. Like with SAO Fatal Bullet.

    I thought SAO FB was gonna capture the tension and suspense of the original SAO series when it was just dark secrets in a game and trying to survive. After all the Gun Gale arc was suppose to be the “darkest”. But Fatal Bullet (before I quit playing it and sold it) was nothing but 15 hours of NPCs whining that a character was cute and telling you to protect her over and over. The game boiled down to fun battles and nothing else but fluffy drivel. SMH Wasted money.

    Now I’m swearing off all games until DQ11 or KH3. That’s it. I have to move again, and I’m just not putting up with shitty games. Other than MH World, Ys8, the two TR reboots, and Persona 5 I have had lots of lots of buyer’s remorse despite my researching for good games.