[E3 2018] Square Enix: Platinum Games, Tomb Raider and Just Cause 4

Release dates and only a few reveals.

Square Enix kicked off with an extensive gameplay of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showcasing how Lara can blend one with the jungle. She seems and acts more deadly than ever, now with a higher focus on Stealth Kills using knifes, hanging onto trees and creating distractions. The developers also announced that now swimming can be done in 360 degrees, and along with grappling, there will certainly be more movements variety in the game.

The conference followed up with new announced content for Final Fantasy  XIV called Under The Moonlight, along with exclusive content from Monster Hunter World, coming out Summer 2018.

In 26th of June, the spin-off in the Life is Strange universe The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will come out for free. After the initial reveal on yesterday’s Xbox conference, the developers showcased even more footage for what it seems to be another motive story about a kid and his imagination.

Dragon Quest stole the conference with a new gameplay video with its XI entry in the series, coming out September 18.

Out of nowhere, a teaser for an unknown game appeared, showing a medieval fantasy world. The words “Platinum Games” came out and, for me, that was enough. But we will have to wait until 2019 to know more about it.

Octopath Traveler got a new trailer, introducing itself as one of the most deepest RPGs to release on Switch, coming out on July 13. New details about Just Cause 4 were given, featuring Rico once more in an even bigger and chaotic game.

Oh, and we also got a release date: December 4th.

Square Enix announced a new IP called The Quiet Man, featuring a deaf character fighting in a dark alley in a third person perspective. Nothing more was shown, aside from a message saying there will be more details on August.

Kingdom Hearts III unveiled a new collaboration for the game, including Ratatouille in their universe. Aside from that, we got to see the same trailer as yesterday during Xbox’s conference.

And surprisingly, that was it. Most of the reveals were already made in Microsoft’s showcase, and titles like Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Quest Builders II and any other potential announcement were not even in sight.

But, as I suspect from Square, we will probably get those announcements after E3 like we are used to. It’s sad that they missed a big chance to showcase even more games than the ones we are already aware so far.

By Diego Nicolás Argüello

Founder and EIC of Into The Spine. Probably procrastinating on Twitter right now. Talk to him about pinballs, Persona, and The Darkness. @diegoarguello66