Square Enix’s PAX West Lineup Includes ‘Final Fantasy XV’, ‘Kingdom Hearts’

Square Enix Pax West

Despite announcing that Final Fantasy XV would be delayed to November, it certainly appears as though Square Enix isn’t slowing down with its marketing push. This morning, the publisher announced its PAX West lineup which includes Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, World of Final Fantasy, and more.

In fact, the company announced that FFXV will have its own dedicated booth (#2309) for fans to get some hands-on time with the highly anticipated upcoming RPG. Players will also be able to experience the Warp Strike (a mini-game featured in the game), and Square Enix will be bringing some Final Fantasy XV swag in the form of t-shirts.

Surprisingly, the publisher will have a massive presence at this year’s PAX West, as they’ve announced quite a number of games that will be on the show floor. On top of the Final Fantasy games listed above, the company will also bring Dragon Quest BuildersKingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter PrologueHitman, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the Valentino Rossi: The Game racing game.

Interestingly enough, the gaming giant will also host numerous panels to give players some insight into the development of their games, including a Final Fantasy XV panel.

Here is a breakdown of their panels:

DEVELOPING RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION
Friday 1:30-2:30 Wyvern Theater
Join members of the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration development team as they chat about the latest title and the features that celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft®. Culminating with Lara’s landmark achievement of 20 years of an icon in gaming and pop-culture, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration releases later this year with nostalgic throwbacks like Croft Manor, classic outfits, and complex puzzles only those worthy of the Croft name can solve. Watch a sneak peak of the all-new PlayStation VR capabilities to explore Croft Manor, and have a look at Co-Op Endurance, a new mode where players can team up to survive the wilderness and gather relics and artifacts.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Noah Hughes, Franchise Creative Director; Chad Armstrong, Senior Designer; Alisha Thayer, Designer; Meagan Marie, Senior Community Manager

THE DEUS EX GO PUZZLE RUMBLE
Friday 3:30 – 4:30 – Hippogryph Theater
Hosted by Greg Miller and the Kinda Funny Crew, the Deus Ex GO: Puzzle Rumble won’t be your typical PAX Panel. Your favorite gaming personalities and members of the Deus Ex community will be tested in a challenge of speed and smarts with the most difficult puzzles the Square Enix Montreal team could come up with. Come scream and cheer as they attempt the toughest challenge of their lives under very special conditions.

In addition to the panel, join the team for their Deus Ex GO launch event and a Kinda Funny meet & greet. Come eat some poutine, meet the devs and win cool prizes.

DEUS EX GO & KINDA FUNNY PARTY
Friday September 2nd
8pm until 2am
Hard Rock Café Seattle – 2nd Floor
116 Pike St. Seattle, WA

FINAL FANTASY XV
Saturday, September 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Wyvern Theater at Westin Seattle
Join Director Hajime Tabata as he dives into the gameplay and battle mechanics of how this generation’s action RPG, FINAL FANTASY XV will come to life.

EIDOS-MONTRÉAL PRESENTS: DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 – Hydra Theater
Join Elias Toufexis (Actor, Adam Jensen) and other special guests for a unique discussion around Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, recently released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Get your first look at the upcoming narrative DLC, which will see the return of… Find out in the panel!

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™
Saturday, September 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Hydra Theater
Join game director Hiroki Chiba and other guests as they delve into the whimsical and magical WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY.

We also recently received some more Square Enix details, including the Final Fantasy XV English voice cast, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass details, and a full hour of FFXV gameplay. With all that Square Enix has planned for PAX West, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some new Final Fantasy XV details revealed at the show as well.


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