Square Enix Debuts Playable Demos at SDCC

    Square Enix has announced they will be hosting a wide variety of gaming experiences for San Diego Comic-Con attendees this year from July 19-23. In addition to demos being available for a few hot new titles from the publisher, Square Enix will be hosting two Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tournaments at the booth throughout the weekend, where attendees can win exclusive prizes. Also, the Square Enix Members team will be hosting a text message sweepstakes for exclusive Members Reward items. The sweepstakes will be 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.

    There will also be a Life is Strange: Before the Storm panel on Friday, July 21 at 6:30 PM in Room 24ABC. Host Andrea Rene of What’s Good Games will be joined by the key creative minds behind the latest addition to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Life is Strange, who will reveal brand new information and insight about their game for the first time. The audience will enjoy an interactive experience, as the developers will be playing the game live with those present as well as taking part in an open Q&A.



    Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on with Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the recently announced team-based brawler, and the third entry in the cult hit series from Square Enix that originated on the PlayStation Portable. With a roster of 20 characters from the long history of the Final Fantasy series and a newly introduced battle system, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT looks to set a new standard of quality for the series. Then there’s Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age the HD remaster of the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. If anyone is still on the fence about the remaster, San Diego Comic-Con is the chance to try it out in a no pressure situation.

    Finally, there’s the most interesting new addition, Lost Sphear.  Expanding on the ideals behind the beloved I Am Setsuna, the Lost Sphear adventure begins in a remote town where a young man, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.

    All these games look like a lot of fun. From the critical acclaim that Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age has garnered to the excitement of the release of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, there’s a lot to be excited about. In particular, the panel about Life is Strange: Before the Storm is something that gamers should get straight to when San Diego Comic Con starts later this week.

    Graham Day
    Graham is an Irish journalist and he loves video games. He remembers his first gaming experience at the tender age of seven where he played a horribly pixelated football game. Now he lives in the age of the blockbuster AAA titles and he's loving every minute of it.


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