EVERYTHING REVEALED AT SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS
Square Enix has joined the news livestream trend, airing its first Square Enix Presents event on Thursday morning.
The biggest piece of news to emerge was the latest in the Life is Strange franchise, called Life is Strange: True Colors. It features a brand new protagonist named Alex Chen, and it will focus on her innate power of enhanced empathy to sense the emotions of people around her, using that power to solve the mystery of her brother’s death.
Other highlights from the event include a full deep dive on Outriders from People Can Fly coming April 1, a slew of Tomb Raider announcement from Croft Manor coming to Fortnite’s Creative mode to The Definitive Survivor Trilogy, the most recent Tomb Raider trilogy in one package, and the first look at gameplay for Project Athia, which is now called Forspoken.
Here’s a full rundown of everything that was announced during Square Enix Presents:
Outriders debuted a new cinematic trailer before deep-diving into the backstory. Release date was confirmed for April 1.
Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary celebration was highlighted, including the Definitive Survivor Trilogy, a cookbook, collaborations with Fortnite and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and more.
Multiple mobile games announced, including Just Cause Mobile, Hitman: Sniper Assassins, and a Space Invaders AR mobile game.
Taito Games were announced, including Touhou Spell Bubble, a brand new game in the Touhou space shooter franchise, and new entries in the classic Darius and Bubble Bobble franchise.
Marvel’s Avengers debuts an extended gameplay demo for the new Hawkeye missions, Future Imperfect, with launches March 18. The game also showed off a roadmap of new content, including a “Reassemble” campaign recreation and a trailer highlighting Black Panther’s upcoming War for Wakanda expansion.
A new trailer for Balan Wonderworld debuted showing off new gameplay, the game releases March 26.
The next game in the Life is Strange franchise, True Colors, is revealed. It is scheduled to launch September 10 as a full game, ditching the episodic format of the previous games.
Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before The Storm are being remastered this Fall.
Project Athia (working title) is now called Forspoken, scheduled for 2022, and a first look at gameplay was shown. The game will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive.
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