Square is keen to push Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn as much as possible during this month's Gamescom expo (August 21-25), though the likes of Thief and will also make an appearance. Full schedule and details below.
No, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III won't be playable.
At the show, Square Enix is celebrating the imminent release of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ with special guest Naoki Yoshida, the game’s Producer and Director, in attendance to present, play and talk more about this ambitious MMORPG. Dedicated theatres will showcase gameplay presentations ofTHIEF™ and MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT™ to the European public for the first time. On top of all this, special guests Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Yuji Abe (Game Design Director) will present the upcoming RPG highlights LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, both of which are available to play at the Square Enix booth.
“We’re excited to be attending gamescom again this year” said Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix in Europe & the Americas, “Gamers in Germany are so passionate and I’m sure our strong line-up of titles and fan activities we have planned for this year’s show will not disappoint."
Here's the skinny in simple bulletpoint form:
Playable - Booth B21/C20, Hall 9:
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
- Deux Ex: The Fall
- Murdered: Soul Suspect
Sometimes more games are added as last-minute surprises. Will any of you be making the trip to the Koelnmesse this year?