Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you all a heads up on all of the Square Enix information that was released at E3 08. Here's some of the more notable information:
First off, the game The Last Remnant had a trailer shown during the Microsoft press conference on July 14. If you follow this link you will see the official website for the game (which at the moment is not finished) with the trailer that was shown at E3: The Last Remnant Official Website Sadly the trailer is fairly short but it is still very stunning and I can honestly say that a lot of Square Enix fans will be pleased with this game. Square Enix announced at the Microsoft press conference that The Last Remnant will be launched worldwide (Japan, North America, and Europe) on November 20, 2008 for the XBox 360 and will be launched on the PS3 at a later date. Square also stated that The Last Remnant will be available on Windows computers at a later date. I'm sure that this game will be on a lot of fans holiday shoping lists.
Another title that had a release date announced was Infinite Undiscovery. This XBox 360 exclusive title is set for a September 2, 2008 launch in the North America and a September 6, 2008 launch in Europe. If you click the following link you can see the official website that has a fair amount of information about the game along with two different trailers: Infinite Undiscovery Official Website The trailer with a picture of Aya on it is really short and shows several CGI clips from the game (which are incredible) and the trailer with a picture of Capell has both CGI clips and actual game play in it and is also longer then the other. This looks like another amazing game from our favorite gaming company.
One of the other Square Enix games that was spoken of at the Microsoft press conference was Star Ocean: The Last Hope. This game will be available only for the Xbox 360 and will released in the spring of 2009. Other then that there really wasn't much information on this game. Sorry about that guys.
The next and most exciting news from Square Enix is that Final Fantasy XIII will be released on the XBox 360 in North America and Europe. This information was a big shocker for all Square Enix fans and was also very welcomed by the fans. Here is a link to the trailer that was shown at Microsoft's press conference: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer This version of the trailer is panned out and is a little hard to see but this is what was shown on G4's live coverage of the event. If you follow this link you can see the trailer again except without the odd zoomed out camera: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer V2 Hmm, I wonder if this means that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will also be released for the XBox 360. One can always hope. For those of you have already purchased a PS3 and live in North America and Europe don't worry, you will not have to purchase an XBox 360 to play Final Fantasy XIII. Square Enix still plans to release Final Fantasy XIII for the PS3.
Well that's all of the really exciting Square Enix information from E3 this year. Looks like 2008 is going to be a great year for Square Enix.
Sources: Final Fantasy XIII.net for the panned out trailer of FF XIII and OnlineDevil13 for the second trailer with English translations