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Square Enix Announces PAX West Lineup

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 23, 2016) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the exciting activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX West, taking place fromSeptember 2-5. The hands on experiences featured at the booth will include: FINAL FANTASY® XV,DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™, FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™ , HITMAN®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, Rise of the Tomb Raider®: 20 Year Celebration and Valentino Rossi: The Game.

FINAL FANTASY XV will have a dedicated booth at #2309 where fans can get their hands on with the game, experience the Warp Strike, take part in the mini-games featured in-game, and get FINAL FANTASY XV-themed T-shirts.

The Square Enix Members team will also be on the show floor running sweepstakes throughout the entire show for exclusive Square Enix Members Rewards.

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.

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.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

DEUS EX GO®
Platform: iOS and Android
Developer: Square Enix Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
Age Rating:  Pending
Available: Now
Deus Ex GO is a turn-based infiltration puzzle game set in a stylized interpretation of the Deus Ex Universe®. As double agent Adam Jensen, you’ll use hacking, combat, and augmentations to solve the most challenging puzzles of the entire GO series. Work alongside your allies in TF29 and the Juggernaut Collective as you infiltrate locations to unravel the conspiracy behind a terrorist plot.

DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence, action RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with whom to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
Platform: PlayStation®4 system (physical and digital), PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system (digital only)
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Available: October 11
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS is a block-building RPG where players must recapture the continent of Alefgard from the Dragonlord. After the world is destroyed by the evil Dragonlord, players must rebuild by exploring the land, gathering materials and piecing back together the kingdom.

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS®
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Square Enix / gumi Inc.
Available: Now Available
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS is a brand 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. Adventures 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 this game. The free-to-play mobile title has been downloaded over five million times worldwide (outside of Japan’s 6.5 million players) in the first month following its launch.

FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform PlayStation®4 system
Developer Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available 2017
FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the 2006 classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The HD remaster introduces a reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With updated trophies and share functionalities, as well as 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 XV
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: November 29, 2016
FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action RPG serving as the 15th installment in the landmark series. The game tells the engaging tale of Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades, out on the road and fending for their lives after the armed forces of Niflheim launch a surprise assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis. Featuring an open-world environment, a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals and real-time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate experience for series veterans and newcomers alike. The game’s universe is expanded with KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV, the fully CG animated movie from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) featuring the voices of Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean, along with an anime series titled BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV. Fans who complete the demo will receive an exclusive t-shirt.

HITMAN
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Io Interactive (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: M
Available: Now, New episodes throughout 2016
HITMAN will see players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill – it is all up to you. And for the first time HITMAN will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: December 2016
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. The 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.

RIDE 2
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: 2016
The second edition of Milestone’s innovative racing game is focused on the relationship between the 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.

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 Year Celebration
Platform: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics (a Square Enix Studio)
Available: October 11, 2016
Crystal Dynamics® and Square Enix continue to celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft, the gaming world’s iconic heroine, with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. This new version will include the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider game; a completely new story chapter entitled “Blood Ties”, new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, all of the previously released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. With the exception of VR support, all of the new content in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will also be available for Xbox One and PC players. Current Season Pass owners on Xbox One and PC will automatically receive the content for free, and moving forward the existing Season Pass will be updated to include the new content. There is no Season Pass on PlayStation 4, as all of the content is included in the initial release.

VALENTINO ROSSI: THE GAME
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
VALENTINO ROSSI: THE GAME brings the exciting worlds of MotoGP™ and VR|46 together in the most immersive and feature-packed motorcycle racing experience ever. Participate in the official 2016 MotoGP™ championship and discover the world of Valentino Rossi, with unique modes and all-new challenges dedicated to the career of the 9-time World Champion.

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®Vita system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: October 25, 2016
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY combines classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative visuals in an adorable adventure. As a brand-new addition to the FINAL FANTASY franchise, this game can be enjoyed by both fans and newcomers to the series as it expands FINAL FANTASY lore to a new generation of gamers. Players will lead a pair of twins through varied FINAL FANTASY worlds to collect, raise and take into battle the adorably familiar monsters including the Cactuar, Tonberry, and Behemoth. WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY dual-sided posters will be given away at the booth.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Content Details

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – August 22, 2016 – Today, Square Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal announced the content of the season pass of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, the latest instalment in the Deus Ex® seires.

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items, is loaded with content that will help to further flesh out the lore of the Deus Ex Universe. The Season Pass contains:

Story missions

  • System Rift – Available this fall.
  • A Criminal Past – Available Early 2017

In-Game Items – All available on August 23

  • Assault Pack:  Prepare to advance and assault the enemy with a custom skinned Battle Rifle, the Chaff Augmentation, one pack of regular Battle Rifle ammo, one pack of armor piercing Battle Rifle ammo, 2 Frag Grenades, and 2 EMP Grenades.
  • Tactical Pack: Using distance to your advantage, eliminate your targets silently with a custom skinned Tranquilizer Rifle, the Micro Assembler Augmentation, one pack of tranquilizer ammo, 3 Smoke Grenades, and 2 Gas Grenades.
  • 4 Praxis Kits – These additional Praxis Kits will allow you to further develop the augmentations of your choosing, moving you one step closer to unlocking Adam’s full potential.
  • 5000 Credits – Bolster your wallet with additional credits, providing you with extra spending money to purchase Praxis Kits, ammo, weapons, or anything else you may find at the shops in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
  • 1000 Crafting Parts – Use crafting parts to craft upgrades, such as increased damage and accuracy, for any weapon in your inventory.
  • 5 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Booster Packs – Open your booster packs to unlock new weapons and items, Praxis points, premium ammo, and more, helping to augment and enhance your avatar in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach.
  • 20 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Chipsets – Use your chipsets to acquire exclusive items in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, such as premium Booster Packs and custom weapons.

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition and can also be secured on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network and online stores for $29.99. Deus Ex: Mankind Dividedwill launch on August 23rd for PlayStation®4, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

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Just Cause 3 Bavarium Sea Heist Release Date and Trailer

LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2016) – Square Enix® and Avalanche Studios™ today announced that JUST CAUSE 3®: BAVARIUM SEA HEIST™, the third and final content pack of the AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass, will be available to all expansion pass holders from August 11 and will go on sale as a separate add-on for everyone else from August 18. To celebrate the release, a brand new launch traileris now available.

“Our aim with the Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass was to completely alter the way players tackle the game and we’ve achieved just that,” said Marcus Andrews, Lead Designer of the Air, Land & Sea content at Avalanche Studios. “Each of the three packs of new tools allows the player to wreak havoc in fresh, creative, and unique ways that ensures both new and existing fans of Just Cause 3 will have hours of additional content and an enormous number of ways to approach any situation”.

Brave the dangerous waters of West Medici in your new rocket boat and infiltrate the Stingray, a mysterious research facility, home of the rarest and strongest weapon ever created by the Eden Corporation. This content pack includes a brand new location to explore, missions, a new challenge type, the heavily armed rocket boat and the devastating “Eden Spark” lightning gun.

  • Liberate the Medici coastal waters of Scolio, home to Eden Research stations and the mysterious “Stingray” base.
  • Drive the deadly rocket boat “Loochador”, using its multi-lock missile launchers and miniguns to defeat the formidable Black Hand Fleet.
  • Infiltrate the Stingray base to steal the deadly “Eden Spark” lightning gun and unleash elemental death on your enemies in all new storyline and missions.
  • Power up the Eden Spark further with mods earned in the “Boat Invader” challenge.

The BAVARIUM SEA HEIST content pack is priced at $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 whilst the entire AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass is available for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99.

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The Square Enix Experience Returns to San Diego Comic-Con

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LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2016 – SQUARE ENIX® is once again giving fans the opportunity to participate in the Square Enix Experience, a themed outdoor area at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 celebrating some of the company’s leading franchises. The Square Enix Experience returns for 2016 with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – The Icarus Dash, FINAL FANTASY® XV – The Royal Race and aRise of the Tomb Raider® Glacier Climb.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will host the Icarus Dash; FINAL FANTASY XV will allow fans to speed around a go-kart track; and Rise of the Tomb Raider will challenge participants to conquer Lara Croft’s snow-covered wall climb. The Square Enix Arcade presented by Turtle Beach, featuring numerous Square Enix games and a beer garden await those who make it out from these challenges.

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Icarus Dash
Enter the dark world of Deus Ex Mankind Divided and become covert agent Adam Jensen without the trench coat and fashionable shades. Showing off the Icarus Dash move, participants will have to run as fast as they can with a bungee cord on their back while shooting a laser gun at targets.
  • FINAL FANTASY XV – The Royal Race
Fans can race each other in this themed, go-kart race that takes them through the various landscapes of FINAL FANTASY XV. Visitors can also have a photo taken to commemorate their race.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Glacier Climb
The Rise of the Tomb Raider Glacier Climb, inspired by the opening sequence of the game, will allow fans to test their skill and will against the hostile environments Lara faces. The 30-foot glacier wall covered in snow, offers an incredible opportunity for fans to experience Lara’s world. Climbers can have their photo taken while on the wall to capture their adventure. This obstacle challenge is the latest event in the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (#TombRaider20), a year-long salute to the iconic heroine.

Participants can share all of the action on Twitter at https://twitter.com/squareenix, Facebook athttps://facebook.com/squareenix and Instagram at https://instagram.com/squareenix.

The Square Enix Arcade hosts numerous kiosks featuring Square Enix’s premier games and Turtle Beach’s EAR FORCE® PX24 gaming headsets, which offer players game changing features like Superhuman Hearing™, Virtual Surround Sound, Bass Boost and much more. Visitors can enter and experience some of the most highly anticipated and recently released games for the first time. Also on display will be an exciting new product line from Razer.

After an exhausting sprint with a bungee, a go-kart race and a treacherous wall climb, visitors can relax in the beer garden and enjoy music with an ice-cold beer. The beer will be offered after a donation to charity for those 21 years and older.

The Square Enix Experience will be located at 7th Avenue and Market Street in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, June 22-23 from noon until 10pm.

In addition to the Square Enix Experience, the company will host the following panels:

20 Years of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft’s Multimedia Empire 
Room 24ABC – Saturday , July 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.In 1996, Core Design unleashed Lara Croft on the world when they released the first Tomb Raider video game. Over the past two decades, Tomb Raider expanded to all facets of pop culture and entertainment – from critically acclaimed video games to record-breaking Hollywood movies; from best-selling comic series and chart-topping singles. Join major Franchise contributors on Saturday, July 23, for a conversation about Lara Croft’s multimedia empire, presented by the top-tier talent who brought her to life across different mediums.Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Camilla Luddington (Voice and Performance Artist for Lara Croft), Noah Hughes (Franchise Creative Director) Andy Park (Comic and Concept Artist) and Debbie Lash (Eidos’ Lara Croft model manager and marketing executive).

Deus Ex and Open Bionics: Bridging the Gap between Fiction and Reality
Room 8 – Saturday, July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Greg Miller hosts as Eidos-Montréal and Open Bionics discuss their collaboration to create affordable, functional and fashionable 3D-printed prosthetic arms, inspired by the Deus Ex Universe.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director, Deus Ex Universe), Samantha Payne (Co-Founder and COO, Open Bionics) and Joel Gibbard (CEO, Open Bionics)

KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV
Room 7AB – Saturday, July 23, 7:30-8:30pm

The FINAL FANTASY franchise returns with KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV, the fully CG animated movie and FINAL FANTASY XV, the highly-anticipated video game. The talented cast and team behind the movie will share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the brand new, full-length movie trailer and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective.

Panelists: Takeshi Nozue (KINGSGLAIVE director), Liam Mulvey (KINGSGLAIVE Voice, Motion Capture Actor and 3D Base Model), Andrea Tivadar (KINGSGLAIVE Motion Capture Actor and 3D Base Model), Dan Inoue (Lead Writer) and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US Senior Marketing Manager).

KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV will be in select theaters nationwide August 19th and is currently available for Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital pre-order.

Participants can share all of the action on Twitter at Twitter.com/kingsglaiveffxv, Facebook atFacebook.com/FinalFantasyMovies and using #Kingsglaive

At Booth #3829 in the San Diego Convention Center, attendees will also have the opportunity play several Square Enix titles including DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS,FINAL FANTASY XV, I AM SETSUNA, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER and WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY.

Square Enix Celebrates 20 Years of Tomb Raider at E3 2016

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REDWOOD CITY (June 9, 2016) – Crystal Dynamics®, Square Enix® and Tomb Raider® fans around the world continue  to celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft, the gaming world’s iconic heroine. The video game industry’s international landmark event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will feature multiple #TombRaider20 activities along with festivities continuing throughout 2016.

At this year’s E3, Square Enix is hosting a special episode on Square Enix Presents, the live broadcast from the show floor, featuring a fun look at fan-favorite tombs from the past two decades of Lara’s adventures. The Square Enix E3 booth will also feature a customizable impact engraving machine. Show attendees can secure a limited edition, custom-engraved medallion with the 20-year celebration logo.

As the next highpoint for Lara’s 20-year celebration as an icon, Square Enix is providing fans with the opportunity to answer the question, “What does Tomb Raider mean to you? Fans are able to submit a video explaining how the series has influenced their lives, recalling their favorite franchise moments, a story of how Lara Croft has inspired them, or other memories from the past two decades. Videos can be submitted here.

In addition to the video testimonials, Square Enix’s Fan-Art community can be immortalized in Tomb Raider history by submitting their original works to the #TombRaider20 community art contest. The Fan-Art can cover any of the iconic elements of Tomb Raider:  breathtaking landscapes, long-forgotten tombs, dangerous enemies, and of course, Lara Croft. Classic and modern interpretations of the character are encouraged! Entries can be submitted here and the contest is open until June 17, 2016. The winners will each receive $1,000 and will have their works featured in a special print art offering to be revealed later this year.

The 20 Year Celebration has already seen a number of exciting announcements. During this year’s PAX East, April 22-24, in Boston, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics hosted a panel – “Lara Croft: The Undisputed Queen of Gaming” – along with a cosplay celebration featuring a variety of fans dressed as the iconic Lara Croft. Square Enix also revealed that there will be a one-of-a-kind epic biography focusing on Lara Croft available later this year. Written by lifelong Tomb Raider fan and Crystal Dynamics Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie, 20 Years of Tomb Raider will explore the groundbreaking, rich and diverse history of the iconic gaming franchise. This special edition hardcover book includes unpublished images, information on the rich lore, iconic characters, epic fan community, developer history, and, of course, insights into the games that started it all. Included are: exclusive interviews from Core Design, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, official voice actors, composers, live action models, comic artists, and an in-depth look at all games in the franchise with insights into unreleased titles as well.

Also revealed at the panel was that original franchise composer Nathan McCree is returning to his roots with a new musical endeavor entitled  The Tomb Raider Suite. The collection will include all classic compositions, as well as extensions and variations of original tracks from the first three Tomb Raider games. The Tomb Raider Suite will be available for purchase through digital download and CD this fall.

Along with the album, a live performance of the suite is scheduled for a major London venue to correspond with the official 20th anniversary of the original  Tomb Raider’s release from 1996. More details and ticketing information will be announced at a later date. The entire process – from re-composing the tracks to the final live concert – will be showcased in a TV documentary called  Tomb Raider: Remastered, also airing later this year.

All this and more is in store for Tomb Raider this year. Start sharing your favorite franchise memories now by using #TombRaider20.

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Just Cause 3 Mech Land Assault Launch Trailer

June 9, 2016 – Following an early release for Expansion Pass holders, JUST CAUSE 3: MECH LAND ASSAULT – the second content pack from the Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass – is out on 10th June for everybody, and there’s a brand new animated launch trailer to mark the occasion.

The launch trailer, released today, shows Just Cause’s signature destruction realised in an animated style, as Rico’s mechanized loader punches a helicopter out of the sky.

MECH LAND ASSAULT takes Rico Rodriguez to the new island of Lacrima, home to an abandoned eDEN research base and a prison camp run by the mysterious Black Hand. Defended by huge powerful Mechs, Rico will need the new Bavarium Power Core rifle to disable their shields and hijack them. Once inside, Rico can use their powerful cannons and the GRIP Gravity Guns to hurl and smash the enemy into pieces.

Features

  • Pilot two types of powerful Mech and drive them anywhere in Medici.
  • Unleash the Mech’s Gravitational Remote Influence Projector or “GRIP” to attract and hurl objects at your enemies.
  • Jump and smash helicopters from the sky or ground pound tanks with the GRIPS’s “Force Pulse” attack.
  • Prove your skills and earn upgrades in Mech arena challenges.
  • Call in a Rebel Mech buddy for extra firepower when the going gets tough.
  • Includes a powerful new energy weapon, the Bavarium Power Core rifle.

The MECH LAND ASSAULT pack is priced at $11.99 / €11.99 / £9.49 whilst the AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass is available for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99. The final content pack – BAVARIUM SEA HEIST – will be released by the end of summer 2016, released one week early to Expansion Pass holders.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – City-hub Gameplay Demo

June 8, 2016 – Get your first glimpse at the city-hub of Prague in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, an expansive and dense location which will allow players to meet a variety of characters, take on side-quests, and explore indoor and outdoor areas. For the purpose of this demo, we activated infinite life, energy, and ammo.

In this section of the game, set in the poor district of the city, Adam Jensen wakes up after being caught in a devastating attack, allegedly perpetrated by augmented extremists, which is causing his augs to malfunction. He needs to see Vaclav Koller, an underground augmentation specialist, so that he can have a look at them and help him get back into shape.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming August 23rd, 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. #CantKillProgress

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Valentino Rossi: The Game Bringing MotoGP Once Again to North America

LOS ANGELES – May 12, 2016 Imagining the career experience of a nine-time MotoGP™ World Champion will soon become a reality. Square Enix® and Milestone S.r.l. today announced that Valentino Rossi: The Game will be released on July 26 for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC (Steam).

Valentino Rossi The Game will feature more than 90 riders from the official 2016 MotoGP™ roster, with 18 official tracks and historical tracks from previous seasons. Players will get a unique perspective of the motorcycle grand prix world as they follow Rossi’s legendary career in a series of challenges from his debut in 1996 up thru the 2015.

More than just a MotoGP™ game, players will experience the exciting world of Valentino Rossi with all-new expanded game modes dedicated to the career of the 9-time World Champion, including special 2-wheel and 4-wheel drift, rally, flat track, and R1M-only challenges.

Players can start their own racing history in the VR|46 Academy through Career Mode and live the dream of becoming an Academy member as they train and craft their abilities at Valentino’s exclusive Rossi Motor Ranch, or any other Game Mode, proving grounds to become amongst the world’s greatest riders.

Valentino Rossi The Game will be available for download and at retail with a suggested retail price of $49.99 in North America. The DAY ONE EDITION will also be available and includes the Real Events: 2015 MotoGP™ Season Pack.

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Square Enix SDCC Exclusive Batman Figurine Now Available for Pre-order

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LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2016) – An exclusive limited black-and-white edition BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE figurine was unveiled today as the latest addition to Square Enix’s PLAY ARTS®-KAI- line of collectible action figures. Fans who wish to secure the San Diego Comic-Con® (SDCC®) 2016 exclusive figure before this year’s show can pre-order the figurine at the Online Store today. The long-requested BATMAN paint variant figure has been created and designed in collaboration with Warner Bros Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment.

Evoking BATMAN’s film noir roots, the realistically gray-scale rendered BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE PLAY ARTS -KAI- figurine finely details the rugged texture of BATMAN’s body and suit, highlighting the modernity of the character’s design in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusive BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE figurine is available for pre-order at the Square Enix® Online Store (bit.ly/1XX905q) now, and will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2016 at the Square Enix booth.

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Square Enix Announces PAX East 2016 Line-up

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 11, 2016) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the myriad of activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX East, taking place from April 22-24. The hands on offered at Booth #4044 will feature titles from the robust library of role-playing games ranging from: STAR OCEAN®: Integrity and Faithlessness™, HITMAN®, I AM SETSUNA,HITMAN® GO: VR Edition, Hitman Sniper™ – Death Valley Challenge Mode, KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward, FINAL FANTASY® XV , Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO and JUST CAUSE® 3: SKY FORTRESS.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

●      HITMANHITMAN is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Hitman Blood Money® and the recent Hitman: Absolution®.

●      STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness – the sci-fi fantasy space saga set to launch on June 28.

●      I AM SETSUNA – the story of Setsuna and her sorrowful story portrayed through beautiful art design. This title is also the debut title from Tokyo RPG Factory, which aims to develop RPG’s by taking inspiration from the masterpieces of yesteryear with the latest technology.

●      KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ  (read as Unchained “Key”) – the first game in the series to come to iOS and Android devices that unlocks a new story connected to KINGDOM HEARTS III.

●      FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward – Face off against one of the new bosses in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward, “Sephirot,” in the Primal Battle Challenge and win an exclusive “I BEAT SEPHIROT” T-shirt. Attendees will also be able to get a free Dragoon hat at the booth. With over five million registered accounts globally, Heavensward expands the critically-acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV with a an all-new storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, a brand new race, new jobs and more.

●      PLATINUM DEMO – FINAL FANTASY XV – a demo that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child. This storyline is unique to the demo and will not be available in the final version of the main game. Players who complete the demo will unlock the ability to name the Carbuncle summon and have it appear in the full game at launch.

●      HITMAN GO: VR EditionHITMAN GO is a turn-based strategy game where you will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out your target on beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers. Developed by Square Enix Montreal, HITMAN GO is set to arrive soon on Gear VR and Oculus Rift. This new adaptation offers a completely new take on the award-winning title, allowing for immersive interaction, while leveraging the attention to detail and craftsmanship of Hitman GO’s gorgeous dioramas.

●      JUST CAUSE 3 : SKY FORTRESS – The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine. SKY FORTRESS contains a brand new set of missions that introduce a new threat – a huge and terrifying Sky Fortress and an army of deadly robotic drones.

●      S ébastien Loeb Rally EVO – Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is a realistic off-road racing game that features more than 180 miles of accurately reproduced tracks, including the exclusive Pike Peak International Hill Climb, across eight different Rallies, five Rallycross circuits and 64 special stages. Players can drive over 58 cars from 16 different manufacturers, from the past until present, and customize and create the perfect match of aesthetics and racing performance.

●      MXGP 2MXGP 2 is the evolution of the previous Milestone Motocross title MXGP – The official motocross videogame. The game is based on 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship license. Built with motocross authenticity from licensed motorcycles, real riders and tracks, MXGP 2 brings the excitement of challenging other riders while embracing a fast, powerful motorcycle on mud-forged hills. Players take on circuits in a quest to grab hold of the world title at the Netherlands MXGP. The game includes both online and offline modes, vehicle and rider customization and indoor arena events.

●      HITMAN: SNIPER – DEATH VALLEY CHALLENGE MODEHITMAN: SNIPER is a competitive sniper game for iOS and Android with numerous missions full of creative opportunities to manipulate guards, the environment, and targets to complete the hit. Take on the role of Agent 47 and scope in on your marks using skill, subtlety, smarts and subterfuge to complete your contracts. Spend your hard earned blood money on a wealth of powerful rifles and authentic, game-changing upgrades. Engage your friends in leaderboard driven challenges and prove you have what it takes to be the deadliest marksman around. The Death Valley Challenge Mode will push players to master a completely new environment with a fast-paced, nerve-wracking, wave-based, zombie survival game mode that will challenge their mechanical skills and reactivity.

Square Enix will also host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to converse with the creatives behind the games.

Meet the Cast of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®
April 22 – Albatross Theater from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Greg Miller hosts Elias Toufexis, Victoria Sanchez and Chimwemwe Miller, the actors who respectively play Adam Jensen, Alex Vega and Elias Chikane in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. They will share insight into their characters’ personalities and relationships, as well as their experience working on a game with a rich story and setting such as DEUS EX®. You will also have the opportunity to ask them your questions about their work on the game and their careers as actors!

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Elias Toufexis (Actor – Adam Jensen), Victoria Sanchez (Actress – Alejandra Vega), Chimwemwe Miller (Actor – Elias Chikane)

Lara Croft®: The Undisputed Queen of Gaming
April 22 – Albatross Theater from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TOMB RAIDER® embodies the spirit of discovery, the thrill of the unknown, and the promise of adventure. At its heart is Lara Croft, a force within the gaming industry who has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment, and reaches millions of people around the world. In short, Lara Croft has been a cultural icon for 20 years. Join Crystal Dynamics® and special guests to explore Lara’s impact on gaming, and how she continues to break down barriers within the industry.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Alexa Ray Corriea (Gamespot), Meagan Marie (Crystal Dynamics), Nathan McCree (Core Design), Kam Yu (Crystal Dynamics), Jason Botta (Crystal Dynamics)

Following the panel, Crystal Dynamics will be hosting a cosplay gathering. The gathering will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 PM, and those who attend in costume will receive special #TombRaider20 swag and professional photos. All Lara iterations – classic or current – as well as other characters from the franchise history are welcome to attend. More information can be found here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1048258078577902/

Looking Heavensward
April 23 – Albatross Theater from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv

Join FINAL FANTASY XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and lore team representative Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they answer questions live about the game’s first expansion pack – Heavensward. Perhaps some of your intriguing questions may lead to Yoshida letting something slip before the PR team has a chance to stop him! Panelists will include Naoki Yoshida, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Square Enix Assistant Director of Community, Matt Hilton.

HITMAN: You Know His Number
April 23 – Albatross Theater from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Io Interactive will take you on a grand tour through the now live world of assassination. What happens in between episodes? What is the idea behind ELUSIVE TARGETS and many other online components? How to craft an enticing story arc over several seasons? Rest assured fellow agents, all those questions will be answered. You can also expect many little surprises, like a live visit to Episode 2’s sunny coastal town Sapienza and other sneak peeks.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Torben Ellert, Michael Voigt, Sven Liebold

Additionally, Greg Miller and Kinda Funny will have a community meetup sponsored by HITMAN from8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., April 23 at Coppersmith (40 W. 3rd, Boston, MA).

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/.