Square Enix reveals some of their E3 2016 plans, several playable demos By Erren Van Duine on May 17, 2016 at 8:57 PM

E3 is just around the corner and Square Enix is preparing for the event with a series of blog updates detailing their plans leading up to the show. The first in a series of several posts has gone up today, revealing the first batch of playable games the company will have on hand at their booth.

Square Enix Presents

The latest Square Enix announcements will once again be discussed on the Square Enix Presents live show. They’ll be debriefing you on not only the latest news, but also providing a more in-depth look into our games throughout the entirety of E3. Expect to see content like developer interviews and exclusive live game demos.

The show will be live streamed on Twitch and YouTube.


Square Enix will be bringing the following titles to their booth, playable to the public.

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action-RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.
  • Hitman
    Our Episodic release of the latest Hitman game is in full steam and we’ll be releasing information about the third installment of our seven-part World of Assassination experience. We’ve previously shown Paris & Sapienza. What exciting destination will Agent 47 head to next?
    Hitman is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Blood Money and the recent Hitman: Absolution.
  • Just Cause 3
    Our newest Just Cause 3 DLC entitled the “Land Mech Assault” pack will be playable. Previously released DLC, “Sky Fortress,” took to the air as Rico Rodriguez got a massive upgrade to his wing suite. This latest DLC takes Rico’s chaos causing arsenal back to land where he’ll be able to take control of some devastating mechanized weapons.
    The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
  • Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
    With its upcoming launch of June 28th, fans will be able to play the fifth installment of this epic sci-fi RPG.
    The latest chapter of the highly anticipated sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) series will be arriving in 2016. Developed by tri-Ace, the celebrated studio behind the Star Ocean series, and with character design by akiman (Akira Yasuda), the game is an epic adventure that introduces seamless transitions between gameplay and dynamic cut scenes, creating a new level of depth of immersive storytelling in video games.
  • I Am Setsuna
    Our Tokyo RPG Factory’s first introduction to the gaming world, I Am Setsuna, is a homage to the the RPGs that paved the way for current generations of games and gamers.
    Established in August 2014, Tokyo RPG Factory is a new studio within Square Enix specializing in Japanese RPGs. The studio revisits the ethos and practices used to develop for the 16-bit era and aims to re-introduce the classic JRPG style to current hardware, mixing the spirit of the past with technologies of today.
    Taking inspiration from the golden era of JRPGs and their story telling, innovation and depth – the first title from the studio, I Am Setsuna, will arrive in Europe and North America in 2016.

Square Enix Collective

Square Enix Collective is a crowd funding initiative to help developers get their games out to the masses. Its will make its debut on the show floor of E3 this year with two playable demos from recent successful campaigns.

  • The Turing Test
    The Turing Test is a first person puzzler from the developers of Pneuma: Breath of Life that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition. Take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), and progress through a narrated story of introspection and morality whilst uncovering the hidden mysteries of Europa. Delve into The Turing Test‘s human interaction puzzles and arm yourself with logical and methodical thinking. Take on tests designed in such a way that only a human could solve them. In an evolving story based on mankind’s inherent need to explore, protect and survive; players search deeper into Europa’s ice crusted core and transcend the line between man and machine.
    Investigate the truth behind the ISA research base on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Solve puzzles using your Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power out from one object and into another. Power up and take control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulate giant structures and solve complex tasks; all woven into a multi-layered story based on the human struggle for control. The Turing Test can only be experienced through the interactive medium of video games.
    The Turing Test sparks your synapses into action in this electrifying new first person puzzler, as players learn the true cost of retaining human morality.
  • Black The Fall
    Black The Fall is an atmospheric game set-up in a communist dystopian era. Playing as Black, an obedient factory worker, you get one chance to outsmart the oppressive system, but the road to freedom is paved with puzzles, pitfalls and manipulation. A door malfunctions, an opportunity arises. Once out, what will you do to survive?

Square Enix promises other demos lined up for the show floor as well, which they’re saving for a future update. In part 2 you can expect some news on Tomb Raider and other new titles the team’s been working on.

  • Hope Kingdom Hearts have an appearance.

  • Ditto

  • I’m hoping for KH3, 2.8 and FF7R info or gameplay. Hell, by now 2.8 should have a release date or window.

  • Randy Marsh

    And Just Cause 3 is back to plague another Square-Enix line up. I’m so ecstatic!

    ..Please just give me an announcement to happily scream over like a 10 year old.

  • Alex Kraus

    I’m not expecting a ton of new title announcements from Square Enix this year; just a huge push for FFXV.

  • not happy with KH II.8 ..full price for a remastred…all remasters on SQEX ever be priced with 40..only for and 40 minutes remaded with UE4 ¬¬’ aham i see

    sorry for bad english

  • y0d499_1337

    So just to clarify… no Square Enix conference this year?

  • Yeah they need to add more stuff to 2.8 its basically just one okay game.

  • Yuntu

    2016. I think that confirmation is enough. For 2.8 that is.

  • Yuntu

    Doesn`t say that anywhere, this is just “some” of their E3 plans. They plan to continously update what exactly they are going to showcase on their floor.

  • Yuntu

    Well nobody did last year and then they dropped two bombs on the gaming industry with Nier Automata (though with a smaller detonation) and FF7R.

  • Yuntu

    Why plague? It`s just the DLC playable … don`t see whats wrong with putting one of your AAA titles at the E3 booth.

  • Krijn van Alten

    On the other side: if you still haven’t announced a press conference by now, is there still a large chance that we actually get one?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Maybe a first teaser of a XVI?

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh I don’t mind, I’m being a complete cynic. I’m referencing the fact that almost every person on the internet nagged about Just Cause 3 portion of their E3 Press Conference last year.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I guess I was sure they already said somewhere that FF7R is not going to be at the E3 but will get attention later this year (TGS?). But I can’t find that, so maybe I am wrong.

  • Yuntu

    Interesting fact: The place where Sony usually holds its conference isn`t Sonys place this year … Sony will hold its conference where EA usually does it. EA will have an outside event, Bethesda a conference before E3 … so who takes Sonys place? Maybe SE is going all out maybe companys avoids Sonys usually place because its too expansive.

    But I`m sure if there is one the press already knows about it, maybe SE wants to announce it themselfs though.

  • As long as they’re working on it since XV is coming out already.

  • fair.

  • Krijn van Alten

    It’s a different team, so the productions of both games don’t bite each other.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Maybe Nintendo saw the light and realised that holding a press conference is gaining much more attention that those ‘Nintendo Direct’ video’s?

  • I know I just thought they’d switch over to assist after XV and any DLC for it was done. To boost the production value of 7R.

  • Yuntu

    Nintendo doesn`t do anything this E3 outside of showing Zelda on their floor, I think they already confirmed a digital event. Nintendo has almost no money for this year.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Could be, but don’t forget that they have more projects to work on. The director of XV already told that after XV he will work on Type Next (very likely type 1 but no confirmation yet) so I wouldn’t be surprised it the XV team is going to start on that project.

  • If he does another Type 0 game he needs to work on not make the story up in the air. And pick some cast members to be major driving forces in the game. The whole class was suppose to be the lead characters but none of the added much to the story as a whole. They never had much personal history with the villains for example. Like how Vaan hates Vayne and Basch’s twin for what they did to his brother and the corruption of their nation’s government. Or like how Zidane is Kuja’s brother and they were both made by Garland. The whole class of Zero just goes on missions questions events and then dies for a cause.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Story wise it certainly could have been stronger. Hopefully they learn form that!

  • Yeah. Make the cast voice their opinions more. Connect some to certain foes. Show hometowns where the cast came from. Show them training together and building each other up. In Type 0 they just showed them as soldiers and not enough as thinking feeling individuals.