NYCC 2018: Square Enix Brings Just Cause 4, Kingdom Hearts III & More

by Gary Catig

Despite its name, New York Comic Con is a show that showcases all facets of pop culture. Amongst all the events for comics, movies and television will also be video games. Renowned publisher, Square Enix, will be in attendance. They are having a panel on their upcoming, Just Cause 4, and are bringing a multitude of demos for fans to try out.

Their booth will be #1805 on the show floor and they will be having daily giveaways for Just Cause 4 merchandise and free Life Is Strange 2 t-shirts while supplies last. Take a look at the lineup of games they will have on display and more about their panel below. Be advised that some of these games they’ve demoed at other shows. Additionally, for a chance to play Kingdom Hearts III you need to pick up tickets from the booth starting at 10:00 am each day.

GAMES:

DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, STEAM®
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: Now
As one of the most critically adored and beloved titles of the year, DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry, DRAGON QUEST XI is a completely standalone experience that GameSpot calls “superb” and Newsweek hails as the PlayStation®4 system’s “Best RPG of 2018.” The title features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned strategic combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike.

FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION HD
Platform: Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY XV® POCKET EDITION HD is an all-new adventure that retells the beloved story of FINAL FANTASY XV, giving fans and newcomers alike the freedom to journey through Eos with crown prince Noctis and his brothers in arms with fully voiced key event scenes and faithfully recreated battles.  All of the treasured moments from FINAL FANTASY XV, like driving the Regalia across breathtaking landscapes, camping, Chocobo™ riding and more, can be experienced in a whole new way with the game’s creatively reimagined art style and in HD resolution.

FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game
Genre: Trading Card Game
Available: Now
The FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) is the result of a close collaboration between Hobby Japan and Square Enix. Designed by former trading card game champion Taro Kageyama, the game received high praise for its blend of strategy, luck and fast-paced gameplay making it very versatile and appealing to all kinds of audiences. The “Opus VI” series of cards was released in July.

JUST CAUSE 4
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: Avalanche Studios
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: December 4, 2018
Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4 takes the incredible destruction and unique physics the series is known for to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in JUST CAUSE 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grappling hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customizable, making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

KINGDOM HEARTS III
Platform: Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: January 29, 2019
In the upcoming action RPG, KINGDOM HEARTS III, players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Attendees will be able to experience a boss battle against the Rock Titan from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and uncover the Toy Box world from Toy Story alongside Woody and Buzz.

THE LAST REMNANT™ Remastered
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: December 6, 2018
Originally released in 2008, THE LAST REMNANT captured the hearts and minds of gamers with its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system. THE LAST REMNANT Remastered features beautifully enhanced graphics enabled by Unreal®Engine 4, allowing for a more immersive and captivating adventure than ever before. THE LAST REMNANT Remastered tells the story of a world filled with “Remnants” — ancient artifacts that grant mysterious power to their wielders, changing the world’s balance and leading to an era of countless frays between those who ruled, and those who obeyed. Within this war-torn fantasy world, players will follow the journey of a young man who is determined to uncover the truth.

LIFE IS STRANGE 2
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: Now
The award winning LIFE IS STRANGE series continues with an incredible new 5-episode story from original developers, DONTNOD Entertainment. Experience an all-new journey into the LIFE IS STRANGE universe, a diverse world of storytelling that will solidify the franchise as a source of immersive narrative adventures for years to come.

SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal™
ESRB: M (Mature)
Available: Now
Experience Lara Croft®’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider®. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

PANEL:

Friday, October 5th,

Just Cause 4th Developer Showcase

(3:00pm – 4pm, Room 1A21)

Join key members of the New York based development team – Avalanche Studios – as they talk exclusively about the next game in the hugely popular, multi-million selling Just Cause series.

Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4 takes the incredible destruction and unique physics the series is known for to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in JUST CAUSE 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grappling hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customizable, making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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