Square Enix games are always a popular attraction at San Diego Comic-Con and this year the publisher has a wide-array of highly anticipated games available to demo throughout the week. Square Enix will also have a lot of giveaways up for grabs, and plenty of collectable merch that you will want to add to your shelf. This year’s attendees will be able to play “Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age” at the event, along with “Kingdom Hearts III” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”.
There will be an entire Shadow of the Tomb Raider off-site experience for fans to explore near Comic-Con. The publisher described the attraction adding, “Dare to be bold and eat exotic foods only found in the dark crevasses of the jungle, along with unforgettable photo moments for attendees to share”. You will also get a chance to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Interested patrons can stop by The Deck at Moonshine Flats between 1pm-10pm PT on July 19th through the 21st and see if you have what it takes to be a Tomb Raider.
On Saturday, July 21 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Room 5AB, attendees can join the creative team and cast behind “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” as they share new details about Lara Croft’s newest adventure. Jill Murray (Lead Writer), Heath Smith (Lead Game Designer), and special guests Camilla Luddington (performance artist for Lara Croft) and Earl Baylon (performance artist for Jonah Maiava) will be joining the panel moderated by Andrea Rene.
Fans can also purchase the latest products from the BRING ARTS, TRADING ARTS and PLAY ARTS KAI lines at the booth and participate in the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) in Gunslinger style matches to win premium FFTCG Promo Cards. Daily giveaways at the booth while supplies last include DRAGON QUEST XI double-sided posters and “Mark of Light” temporary tattoos, MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY hand fans, and STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS buttons.
“DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age” is set to launch on September 4th, the game tells the tale of a hunted hero and comes from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, DRAGON QUEST XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a detailed world, strategic combat, and a new story.
KINGDOM HEARTS III will launch on January 29th and players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Attendees will be able to experience a boss battle against the Rock Titan from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and uncover the Toy Box world from Toy Story alongside Woody and Buzz.
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is for iOS, Android, and STEAM and is already out. The title is a FINAL FANTASY RPG game custom-tailored for mobile platforms, featuring character customization, ongoing live events, and HD graphics. The story centers around a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memories of his past, tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light. Played by well over 10 million players worldwide, the game was created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima.
Of course the big game this year is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, set to debut on September 14th. In the game Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
Finally, STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS is another mobile game for iOS and Android. The game is also already available and puts players in the captain’s chair as they lead a squad of heroes across the galaxy. With fast-paced real-time combat, 3D graphics, and a brand new co-op multiplayer mode, players have the freedom to build endless strategic and iconic teams with returning all-star characters from the beloved series.