Square Enix E3 2021 conference takes place today, June 13, at 12.15 PM PT / 8.15 PM GMT. You can watch everything above, via the embedded YouTube stream, or on the publisher Twitch stream.
The publisher’s full stream of Square Enix Presents has yet to be revealed, but there are a few titles that are almost certain to appear — including Final Fantasy 16, the next big sequel in the long-running RPG series. We’re also getting a world premiere of a new project by Eidos Montréal, the studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided.
- E3 2021 scheduleClick on the link for full details of all this year’s events
When and how to watch Square Enix Presents
You can watch Square Enix’s E3 2021 show on Sunday 13th June 3.15pm EST / 12.15pm PT / 8.15pm GMT
Here are some of the upcoming games…
A new game from Eidos Montreal
Square Enix grabbed the world premiere of a new game from Eidos Montréal, which won our hearts in 2011 and 2016 with its awesome Deus Ex prequels. I’d be surprised if this was a new Deus Ex, as Square Enix seems to have lost faith in the series – at least for now. My money is on something new from Marvel, and if certain rumors are to be believed, Guardians of the Galaxy could appear. Co-operative service shooter, perhaps? We’ll find out on Sunday, unless it all leaks out before then. You never know with the Internet.
Final Fantasy 16
Final Fantasy’s next major line was announced and partially revealed last year. We know it’s an RPG set on the fictional continent of Valistea, and that the cast includes a kid named Clive who seeks revenge. Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that the game will feature a mode for people involved in it for the story rather than combat, but more tangible details are thin on the ground. A trailer was revealed in December, but Square Enix has suggested we’ll see more in 2021, making some kind of E3 demo or other potential — unless they also turn that show off for TGS.
Dragon Quest 12: Fire of Destiny
Announced on May 27 in a live broadcast to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Dragon Quest series, not much is known about The Flames of Fate yet. So far, we’ve only seen the title and a moody logo, but series creator Yuji Horii revealed that the game will feature a darker tone, sharper options, and overhaul the traditional turn-based combat series. Debuting at E3 would be nice, but we’ll likely get another teaser, and the big reveal of the Tokyo Game Show in September will be postponed.
Life is Strange: True Colors
We’re sure to see more of the next major series Life is Strange at this year’s E3. The story here centers on Alex Chen, a young woman who can experience the feelings of others, who is on a mission to solve the mystery behind her brother’s death. True Colors was developed by the team behind Before the Storm.
Final Fantasy Origin
Not much is known about this Final Fantasy spin-off, but rumor has it that it’s a collaboration between Square Enix and Nioh/Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja. Could this be like Final Fantasy Souls? That concept alone feels like a winner, and if the game is in good shape, Square Enix will be eager to show it off at E3.
fall of Babylon
This is the next mystery game from PlatinumGames. It’s been in development for quite some time, with the first teaser revealed in 2019. We know it’s an action game with the type of stage combat that Platinum is known for, and it has a fantasy setting, but not much else. We hope to get more information here at this year’s E3.
This action game was developed by Luminous Productions, the Square Enix studio formed to create games on the new in-house Luminous Engine. It’s a “narrative-driven adventure” and stars a woman named Frye battling monsters in an atmospheric open world. Square Enix will probably show this at E3 as a showcase of its latest technology.
Square Enix hasn’t given up on the opinionated Avengers just yet. The next major expansion, titled War For Wakanda, features Black Panther as a new playable hero, and is scheduled for release later this year. We expect Square Enix to talk about it at its E3 show to lure players who have swooped back, and possibly entice a few new players.
Final Fantasy 7 Edition: Part 2
Square Enix still hasn’t announced a PC release for its well-received new Final Fantasy 7 release. Neither the original nor the improved version of “Intergrade” has appeared on our platform yet, but they still can. For the next chapter of the remake, I have a feeling we’ll see a brief teaser at E3 2021, perhaps towards the end of the presentation.
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker
This massive expansion of the great Final Fantasy MMO is set to release from Square on November 23 this year. There is a lot of information out there already, including the fact that it will end the current FF14 story in a dramatic fashion. But I’m sure Square Enix will find a way to fit it into their E3 to keep the hype growing.