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Square Enix Announces Spring Surprise Box 2017

LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2017) – SQUARE ENIX® is offering an exclusive Spring Surprise Box on the official Square Enix Store!

For only $9.99, get the Square Enix 2017 Spring Surprise Box featuring over $80 worth of exciting Steam® titles. With this digital box, fans will receive 5 PC download games and a bonus Square Enix Store offering that is one spring treat gamers can’t pass up!

The contents of this exclusive deal will be announced and delivered after 4:00 AM PST on March 30, 2017. The offer is only valid for a very limited time from 4:00 AM PST March 20, 2017 to 4:00 AM PST March 29, 2017.

Square Enix Posts PAX East 2017 Lineup

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 6, 2017) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the exciting activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX East, taking place from March 10-12. Fans who visit the SQUARE ENIX booth #11017 will be able to get the first-ever hands-on with FINAL FANTASY® XV’s Episode Gladiolus DLC. Other demo opportunities include: FINAL FANTASY XIV,FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™, DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II, I AM SETSUNA on Nintendo Switch™, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, NieR: Automata™, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – A Criminal Past and Ride 2.

Players can also stop by the booth to take on the Warring Triad challenge for a chance to win a FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ T-shirt. Attendees can also take part in a social media contest to win special prizes for DRAGON QUEST HEROES II, NieR: Automata and FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS® by taking photos and sharing the posts on social media.

Posters will also be given out for the following titles:

  • DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
  • FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
  • FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano
  • FLAME x BLAZE™
  • GUARDIAN CODEX™
  • KINGDOM HEARTS (double-sided poster featuring KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIXand KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
  • MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY®
  • NieR: Automata

The Square Enix Members team will be on site to host our text message sweepstakes for exclusive Members Reward items. Sweepstakes are held every day so be sure to stop by daily for your chance to win. Attendees signing up will also walk away with free giveaways throughout the entire show.

Finally, Square Enix will host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to get the latest development updates and converse with the creative minds behind the games.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Panel
Friday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
Join FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Director Takashi Katano and Producer Hiroaki Kato, attending from SQUARE ENIX’s Tokyo studios, as they discuss all-new details of the upcoming title before its release on July 11, 2017.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Community Q&A Panel
Saturday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
An opportunity for dedicated FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players to ask and learn about the latest topics impacting the community with Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida.

NieR: AUTOMATA x FINAL FANTASY XV Panel
Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
In this joint panel, fans can join Director YOKO TARO of NieR: Automata for a discussion on the launch of the Square Enix and PlatinumGames Inc.’s action-RPG. For the second half of the panel, fans can join Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari and Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno for a first look at Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – A Criminal Past
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: M
Available: Now
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past will provide players with more insight into the lore of the Deus Ex Universe®. They will get to Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where he poses as a convicted criminal. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM®
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: April 25, 2017
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is a fast-paced, field-roaming action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. With the addition of multiplayer mode, up to four players can partner up online to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat gigantic monsters. Join two brand-new heroes, Lazarel and Teresa, each with their own unique moves and abilities, as they team up with a host of familiar faces from the DRAGON QUEST® series to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms.

FLAME x BLAZE
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Square Enix
Available: 2017
FLAME x BLAZE is an original and competitive MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game) for mobile devices that allows players to engage in fast-paced and exciting single or multiplayer matches on the go. Players take on the role of an “Agent” and can team up with up to two friends in 3-on-3 battles while commanding monsters, leveling up and working with allies to destroy the enemy’s Reactor. The title is produced by Hironori Okayama (KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ) and directed by Yuji Abe (FINAL FANTASY XIII series), with character designs by Gen Kobayashi (THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU®).

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: gumi Inc.
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS is a new turn-based FINAL FANTASY adventure made for mobile devices and aimed at a worldwide audience. The game uses classic battle systems with a simplified mobile interface and a throwback pixel art style fused with rich 3D graphics. Adventurers will begin their quest for a highly-coveted crystal, shortly meeting two knights from Grandshelt, and a young girl. Well-known FINAL FANTASY characters also appear in the game, which has over 20 million downloads globally. Fans will be able to receive a poster on the show floor, and those who download the game or share posts on social media will receive an exclusive T-shirt.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: July 11, 2017
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The game introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. For the first time, fans outside of Japan will be able to experience the Zodiac Job System, first introduced in the Japan-only FINAL FANTASY XII: International Zodiac Job System. With stark visual and sound improvements, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure through the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and improved way.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC, MAC
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward expands the critically acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV with a storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, featuring a new playable race, new jobs and more. Additionally, with the Heavensward patch series heading towards its conclusion, players are preparing for the upcoming Stormblood expansion pack set for release on June 20, 2017. Fans who visit the booth and challenge the Warring Triad roulette can win an exclusive FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood T-shirt.

FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Gladiolus
Platform: Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: March 28, 2017
FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Gladiolus is the first character-driven episode of DLC for FINAL FANTASY XV, the latest installment in the landmark FINAL FANTASY franchise. Players will experience brand-new gameplay, content, environments, enemies and more as they follow Noctis’s comrade, Gladiolus, on a journey away from his brothers in arms. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters, will also be making an appearance in the episode.

I AM SETSUNA
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory™
ESRB: E10+
Available: March 3, 2017
I AM SETSUNA, originally launched for PlayStation®4 and STEAM®, is coming to the Nintendo Switch, allowing players to experience the game on-the-go in handheld mode for the first time. The first in a completely new RPG series developed by Square Enix studio Tokyo RPG Factory, I AM SETSUNAfeatures a battle system inspired by the classic hit CHRONO TRIGGER®, authentic JRPG gameplay, beautiful art design and an unforgettable story. This evocative title tells the sorrowful story of a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to save the people of her land.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: March 28, 2017
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remastered collection of six expansive and belovedKINGDOM HEARTS adventures all on one disc. The compilation features four games and two remastered cinematics, including KINGDOM HEARTS Final Mix, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days, KINGDOM HEARTS II Final Mix, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final Mix and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded. Fans will be able to remember and relive theKINGDOM HEARTS journey from KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Seeker Saga leading up to the upcoming release of KINGDOM HEARTS III.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: Now
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings the popular KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance to the PlayStation®4 system platform, remastered in high definition. This newly improved title features brand new content with KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –, a playable episode that is played from the perspective of Aqua taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and links to the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III. The title also includes KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers and connects to the earliest parts of the series’ history.

KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ
Platform: Android, iOS
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: Now
In KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, players are armed with Keyblades and traverse iconic Disney worlds to battle armies of Heartless. Along the way, players can collect, fuse and evolve hundreds of Medals that contain the power of Disney and Square Enix heroes and villains to customize the attack style of their Keyblades, partner with other players in guilds to take down Heartless bosses and more.

NieR®: Automata
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM®
Developer: PlatinumGames Inc.
ESRB: M
Available: March 7 for PlayStation®4 system, March 17 for STEAM®
NieR: AUTOMATA is a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hitNieR®. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles set in a time when humans have been driven into a war between androids and machines, NieR: AUTOMATA is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc. The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X/NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard®/NIER), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT®), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN/ Drakengard / NIER).

RIDE 2
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: E
Available: Now
The second edition of Milestone’s innovative racing game is focused on the relationship between rider and motorcycle, bringing the connection between man and machine even closer with career mode and other new features. Players can race the motorcycle of their dreams, thanks to unprecedented customization options for both rider and bike – and create the ultimate ride down to the finest detail. RIDE 2 offers more than 220 motorcycles from the most respected manufacturers, and new bike categories with the introduction of the Two Strokes, Supermotards and Café Racers added on top of the current list of bike types available, including the Nakeds, Supersports and many more.

There is no Season Pass on PlayStation®4, as all of the content is included in the initial release.

NieR: Automata 27 Minutes of Gameplay

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 1, 2017) – To help players get ready for the upcoming release of NieR: Automata, SQUARE ENIX® released a new video that showcases various role playing game (RPG) elements. Titled “Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay,” the video highlights several gameplay systems, skills and features that provide depth to the game’s fast-paced action.

Showcased elements include:

  • “Reliquary” System – Players can return to where their characters were defeated to gain additional buffs, or even gain an ally to assist in their battle against the fearsome machines.
  • 17 Different Pod Skills – Using “Pods,” your mini-robot companions, players can not only temporarily hover or be thrown distances to access additional areas, but each Pod can be programmed with a variety of offensive and defense skills, including lasers, hammers, and more. By using up to three Pods at the same time, players can also charge their skills to make them up to three times stronger.
  • “Plug-in-Chip” System – By installing chips into your android body, players can increase damage and add skills to help survive against enemies.
  • Riding System – Players can ride boars and other wildlife for quicker travel, while also using them to attack.
  • Quest Hub – As players immerse themselves in the desolate world, they can take on a variety of sub-quests from multiple Quest Hubs scattered throughout.
  • Fishing Minigame Players can catch a variety of fish through this mini-game to sell or gain temporary beneficial status effect.

The new extended video is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/nsvI8ND4D98.*

NieR: Automata, developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc., will release in North America on March 7 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and for Steam® in 2017. Players can download a free demo for the PlayStation®4 system from the PlayStation®Store at: http://bit.ly/NieRDemo.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past Launch Trailer

MONTRÉAL, CANADA – February 23, 2017 – Today, Square Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – A Criminal Past, the second DLC story mission for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is now available on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network, and online stores.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past will provide players with more insight into the lore of the Deus Ex Universe®. They will get to Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where he poses as a convicted criminal. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past is now available on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network, and online stores for $11.99, and in the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items. More details on the contents of the Season Pass can be found here.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Linux.

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Final Fantasy XV Content Released and NieR: Automata Collaboration

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 21, 2017) – The FINAL FANTASY® XV “Booster Pack +” DLC, first announced at last month’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Event, is now available to all Season Pass holders. The “Booster Pack +” contains powerful items that give players a potent combat advantage and improve their angling skills.

These items include:

  • Ragnarok – A single handed sword allowing players to perform a powerful Warp-strike attack
  • Dragon Drain – A fishing rod that suppresses the movement of fish, making harder fish easier to catch
  • Avior – A reel that can pull in fish with greater strength by taking off more HP the lower the line durability falls

The “Booster Pack” (Free Version) that includes the Magitek Exosuit will be released at a later date.

In another new update released this week, two new music tracks from the upcoming action-RPG NieR: Automata™ (“Song of the Ancients/Destiny,” “Weight of the World”) have been added to the music player in FINAL FANTASY XV, letting players enjoy the atmosphere of the game’s world while driving the Regalia, walking around or riding a chocobo®. Several other additions and improvements include:

  • Addition of timed quests
  • Increased level cap, from 99 to 120
  • Total number of saved photos increased from 150 to 200
  • Music player is now accessible while riding chocobos
  • Support for increased framerate on PlayStation®4 Pro light mode

Previously exclusive as a pre-order bonus, A KING’S TALE™: FINAL FANTASY XV will be available as a free download for all players starting March 1st via the Xbox Games Store and the PlayStation®Store. Taking place a fictitious 30 years before the events of FINAL FANTASY XV, the game features retro-style graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming. The in-depth combat system blends intense attacks, devastating magic, mighty summons and unique companion attacks into a singular gaming experience through three diverse locations in the world ofFINAL FANTASY XV.

NieR: Automata Arsenal of Elegant Destruction Trailer

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 15, 2017) – SQUARE ENIX® introduced the unique array of weapon types, fluid combo system, and fast-paced battle mechanics of NieR: Automata™ in a new action-packed trailer.

The game will feature four weapon types available to protagonist 2B (small swords, large swords, spears and combat bracers) that can be switched mid-combo to maximize 2B’s range of abilities and effectiveness. Players can also unlock a diverse arsenal of weapons and upgrades to the player’s “Pod” support system to enhance their gameplay.

NieR: Automata, developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc., will release in North America on March 7 for the PlayStation® computer entertainment system and Steam® in 2017.

Players can download a free demo for the PlayStation®4 system from the PlayStation®Store at: http://bit.ly/NieRDemo.

NieR: Automata Glory to Mankind Trailer

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2017) – Set in the year 11945 AD, during the 14th Machine War, the new trailer for NieR: Automata™ depicts a desolate, post-apocalyptic world where androids fight machine lifeforms to reclaim the planet for their human masters. On display is the fellowship between members of elite android squad YoRHa—2B and 9S—as they battle a variety of foes, including twin brothers Adam and Eve.

NieR: Automata, developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc., will release in North America on March 7 for the PlayStation® computer entertainment system and Steam® in 2017.

Players can download a free demo for the PlayStation®4 system from the PlayStation®Store at:http://bit.ly/NieRDemo.

Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…

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NieR: Automata is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 system and Steam. This title is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Final Fantasy Celebrates 30th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 31, 2017) – At today’s official FINAL FANTASY® 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, SQUARE ENIX® commenced a year-long celebration for the franchise’s 30-year legacy, revealing new details, art and videos surrounding some of the franchise’s most anticipated games, including FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE™, FINAL FANTASY XV, and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™.

Square Enix also unveiled the official FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary logo and website (www.finalfantasy30.com) where fans can use the hashtag #FF30th to share their favorite experiences and stay up to date on the various events planned for the rest of the year.

During the opening ceremony, announcements were made by special guests including Shinji Hashimoto, Square Enix Executive Officer, FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager. Hashimoto presented several announcements surrounding new and upcoming content including:

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Brand-new key art for the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE was unveiled, depicting the game’s protagonist and mercenary Cloud and his iconic Buster Sword set to the background of Midgar, base of the Shinra™ Electric Power Company.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
North American players can look forward to returning to the world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on July 11, 2017 for the Playstation®4 computer entertainment system. The visual and audio remaster of series classic FINAL FANTASY XII will feature a job character progression system for the first time in the West. New key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida was also revealed, featuring the main cast of the game including Ashe, Balthier, Fran and Vaan.

FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Gladio DLC
The first sneak peek at some of the upcoming DLC for FINAL FANTASY XV was showcased on-stage, highlighting the brand-new perspective players will experience in the coming months. The FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack (Free Version) and FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack + are scheduled for release on February 21, and will be available for all players or Season Pass holders, respectively. The DLC content will include powerful items such as the invincible outfit, “Magitek Exosuit” that give players an advantage during battles.

FINAL FANTASY XV Episode Gladiolus releases on March 28, and will be available to players who purchased the Premium Edition or Season Pass and can also be purchased separately via the Xbox Marketplace or the PlayStation®Store. Through this DLC, players can enjoy an episode depicted from Gladio’s perspective. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters will also be making an appearance in the episode.

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS®, the full-scale FINAL FANTASY adventure for mobile devices that has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began an in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande. All players will be able to acquire “Dangerous Ariana,” the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for the game untilFebruary 2 by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, “Dangerous Woman Tour.”

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, the critically acclaimed mobile RPG adventure will be making its way to STEAM® next month on February 6. The title offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customization and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide and the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY VII, various in-game bonuses and a special FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE collaboration event will begin onFebruary 7 for a limited time.

Square Enix and Marvel Unveil Secret The Avengers Game

GLENDALE, Calif. & TOKYO, JAPAN (January 26, 2017) – Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.

“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced,“ said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”

“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe. “It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse.  This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.”

Crystal Dynamics is the studio behind the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER franchise, which has sold over 48 million copies worldwide. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft has been a cultural icon for 20 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. The most recent release, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, has received over 100 awards and nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems.

Eidos-Montréal is the award-winning studio behind the relaunch of the DEUS EX series. In 2011, the studio made its mark with the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®. Its sequel, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, was released in 2016 and received more than 100 awards and nominations.

Square Enix Announces Deus Ex VR Experience and More

MONTRÉAL, CANADA – January 24, 2017 Today, Square Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal announced that Deus Ex: Breach™ and the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – VR Experience are now available on Steam for free. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, the next DLC story mission, will be available on February 23, 2017.

Deus Ex: Breach allows new players to experience Deus Ex’s gameplay style, providing them with a glimpse of the vast realm of choices and possibilities that the Deus Ex Universe® has to offer. Originally released as a Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game mode, Deus Ex: Breach is an innovative game that offers an arcade approach on the gameplay of the Deus Ex series, providing players with a unique connected puzzle shooter experience. As a Ripper in the year 2029, your objective is to obtain and sell classified corporate data by hacking into some of the world’s most secure servers, using the funds you acquire to upgrade both your skills and arsenal. By obtaining this data, you will be able to unveil and expose the deepest, darkest secrets of the corporations in the Deus Ex Universe, with your efforts potentially unmasking some of the most dangerous individuals in the world. Extract the data. Expose the truth.

In addition, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – VR Experience for PC is now available for free on Steam for all HTC Vive® and Oculus® owners. Players will discover four iconic environments from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, for the first time in virtual reality. Powered by the Dawn Engine®, take in the stunning level of detail and renowned art direction of locations such as Dubai and Golem City, while also taking a stroll in Adam Jensen’s apartment and Talos Rucker’s office. The Deus Ex VR Experience also provides you with an up-close and personal look at some of the 3D models for the main characters and NPCs from the game.

On February 23rd, Adam Jensen, along with both old acquaintances and new characters, will be back in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past. The second Story DLC will provide players with more insights into the lore of the Deus Ex Universe. They will get to Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where he poses as a convicted criminal. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.

Deus Ex: Breach and the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – VR Experience are now available for free on Steam. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past will be available on the 23rd of February on Xbox Live, the PlayStation®Network, Steam, and online stores. It will also be made available in the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items. More details on the contents of the Season Pass can be found here.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, Linux.

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