Square Enix shares PAX East 2017 lineup and events

Square Enix has revealed its lineup and panels for this year’s PAX East event in Boston, Massachusetts. From hands-on demos to previews and panels of some of the company’s latest software titles, fans and newcomers alike who visit the Square Enix booth (#11017) will be able treated with a plethora of goodies including hands-on time with Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus DLC.

Other demo opportunities include:

  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • I Am Setsuna on Nintendo Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
  • NieR: Automata
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past and Ride 2

Players can also stop by the booth to tackle the “Warring Triad Challenge” for a chance to win a themed T-shirt of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Attendees can also take part in a social media contest to win special prizes for Dragon Quest Heroes II, NieR: Automata and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius by snapping photos and sharing the posts via social media.

As a bonus, posters will be given out for the following titles:

  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
  • Flame x Blaze
  • Guardian Codex
  • Kingdom Hearts (double-sided poster featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)

Last, but certainly not least, Square Enix will host a few panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to catch the latest development updates and converse with the leading creative minds behind the games.

Check out the panels below:

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Panel

Friday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
Join Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age director Takashi Katano and Producer Hiroaki Kato, attending from Square Enix’s Tokyo studios as they discuss all-new details of the upcoming title before its release on July 11, 2017.

Final Fantasy XIV Community Q&A Panel

Saturday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
An opportunity for dedicated Final Fantasy XIV Online players to ask and learn about the latest topics impacting the community with producer/director Naoki Yoshida.

NieR: Automata x Final Fantasy XV Panel

Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center

In this joint panel, fans can join director Yoko Taro of NieR: Automata for a discussion on the launch of the Square Enix and PlatinumGames’ action RPG. For the second half of the panel, fans can join producer Haruyoshi Sawatari and global brand manager Raio Mitsuno for a first look at Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.

PAX East 2017 is set to open doors from March 10 through March 12.

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