This year's E3 is shaping up to be a pretty big event. There are a number of press conferences set to take place this year, including one from the Japanese publisher, Square Enix. That's right, the company announced that it will be participating in the press conference line-up to discuss its upcoming titles.
Over on the official Square Enix website, there's a countdown timer showcasing 32 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes left until E3, as of the writing of this article. The countdown isn't just until E3, but will last until Square Enix holds their very own E3 press conference this year.
The company is no stranger to press conferences, and Square will hold a new conference for the company to reveal new games and make announcements for upcoming titles on June 11th, at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time. If you're attending in person you can get a firsthand look at the announcements and games, but if you're staying at home and viewing the conference via livestream, you can do so through Twitch.tv, YouTube and other participating online streaming services.
There's a brief FAQ that lets you know that there will be no sign-ups necessary, and that the broadcast will air in both English and Japanese.
The FAQ doesn't make any mention at all about what will be covered during the press conference, but Square had previously announced that it wasn't done with pumping out DLC for Final Fantasy XV, so expect more announcements about that at the trade show, along with details and footage of the highly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is due for release this September for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
There's also likely going to be a further update on Kingdom Hearts 3, which seems to be a game that just can't escape from development. If a solid release date isn't hammered out during E3 then we'll likely get some news on a new location and world to traverse.
Another big possibility that could happen at E3 is the reveal of Square Enix's upcoming Avengers project being made in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment.
We still have no idea what the game is going to be like or what sort of genre it will fit into. We do know that both Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are working on the project, so it's a AAA game for sure, but will it be a tie-in for the Avengers 4? Movie-based tie-in games haven't been a thing lately from AAA development studios, but, maybe that's going to return? The thing is, we don't know when the game is coming or what systems it will be for or anything about who will be in the game or what kind of gameplay it will have. Hopefully we get something at this year's E3.