Square Enix Releases It’s Line-Up for Gamescom 2010

on August 10, 2010 7:00 PM

Square Enix Releases It's Line-Up for Gamescom 2010

Powerhouse publisher Square Enix has graced its loyal fans with a list of titles that will be making appearances at this year’s Gamescom. These include a good number of much anticipated titles, including Final Fantasy XIV as well as Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, and the newest Kingdom Hearts game. The German event seems to be getting bigger every day.

Among other things, the first public showing of their title Deus Ex: Human Revolution will take place. What’s more, the new Kingdom Hearts game and Final Fantasy: the 4 Heroes of Light will both be playable from the show floor. Hit the break to check out the full list of titles that Square will be bringing to Gamescom 2010.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London (10 August, 2010)– Square Enix Limited, the publisher of SQUARE ENIX [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces today its exciting line-up of titles which will be on show at GamesCom 2010, Cologne, August 18th– 22nd.

This year’s stand features a wide range of recognised wholly owned franchises such as FINAL FANTASY [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] , KANE&LYNCH [span style=”font-size:6pt”]TM[/span] and DEUS EX [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] . The stand boasts an enclosed 50 seat cinema for scheduled presentations of FINAL FANTASY XIV and the first public showing of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION [span style=”font-size:6pt”]TM[/span] .

“GamesCom continues to grow in prominence and this year’s show promises to be something special,” said Phil Rogers, chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe.“Our key titles reveal a powerful line-up of lead characters, innovative gameplay and action-packed storylines and GamesCom 2010 provides the perfect opportunity to share these upcoming games directly with consumers.”

Games playable on the show floor include: FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT [span style=”font-size:6pt”]TM[/span] ; FINAL FANTASY XIV; FRONT MISSION EVOLVED [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] ; KANE&LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS [span style=”font-size:6pt”]TM[/span] ; KINGDOM HEARTS Birth By Sleep and LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT [span style=”font-size:6pt”]TM[/span] .

To experience the latest titles from Square Enix first-hand, visit booth B54 in Hall 6 of GamesCom 2010.

GAMESCOM 2010 LINE-UP

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION

Developer: Eidos-Montreal

Platforms: PlayStation [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] 3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360 [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/Windows [span style=”font-size:7pt”]®[/span] PC

Genre: Action RPG

EU release date: Early 2011

Website: http://www.deusex3.com.

To save his life, the fundamental choice of whether or not to become augmented with cybernetics was never offered to Adam Jensen. Driven by the conviction of never having a choice taken from him again and using his newfound power, his need for answers will unravel the truth behind a conspiracy rooted in the foundation of the world around him as it incites a new revolution.

FINAL FANTASY XIV

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system/Windows PC

Genre: MMORPG

EU release date: 22 September (PC– Collector’s Edition), 30 September (PC– Standard Edition), Early March 2011 (PlayStation 3)

Website: http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com

Take up arms with adventurers from around the globe and embark on an epic journey within the unforgettable realm of Eorzea– the stage for a revolutionary new MMORPG designed to fit the lifestyles of players everywhere, from casual users to the most hardcore gamers.

FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Genre: RPG

EU release date: 8 October 2010

Website: http://www.ff4heroes.com

FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is a beautifully rendered, original adventure brought to you by the acclaimed creators of FINAL FANTASY III and IV on Nintendo DS. Master all-new combat and game systems and immerse yourself in a charming storybook setting as you take on the roles of Brandt, Jusqua, Yunita and Aire. Though at first they don’t always see eye to eye, these four Heroes of Light will embark on a journey full of joyous meetings and sad partings that will build bonds of trust and affection so strong that, in the end, they may even save the world…

FRONT MISSION EVOLVED

Developer: Double Helix Games

Platforms: PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/Windows PC

Genre: Third-Person Shooter

EU release date: 17 September 2010

Website: http://www.frontmissionevolved.com

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The tension between two global superpowers– the O.C.U. and the U.C.S.– has coalesced into a cold war. Each watches the other in taut vigilance. Towering far above the Earth’s surface, colossal structures called orbital elevators grant both parties unblinking, planet-wide surveillance. Under these simmering conditions, a new enemy emerges to ignite the flames of war and watch as the world burns.

KANE&LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS

Developer: IO Interactive

Platforms: PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/Windows PC

Genre: Action

EU release date: 20 August 2010

Website: http://www.kaneandlynch.com

Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming’s most notorious criminals. In KANE&LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS, Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld. Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience and position this product as the standout shooter of 2010.

KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Platforms: PSP system

Genre: Action RPG

EU release date: 10 September 2010

Website: http://www.kingdomheartsbbs.com

Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds’ safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths– Terra, Ventus and Aqua– have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own– just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Platforms: PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/Windows PC

Genre: Action/Adventure

EU release date: 18 August 2010 (XBLA)– PSN&PC to be announced

Website: http://www.laracroftandtheguardianoflight.com

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT is the first ever downloadable, co-op action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This game incorporates the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration, discovery, platforming and puzzle solving. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT allows players to experience Lara Croft from an isometric viewpoint, and combines character progression and fast-paced combat with elements of cooperation and competition. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT will be available to download this summer.

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