Well, at the very least they kept it brief. Square Enix offered a quick 30 minute recap of its offerings over the next few months, dropping in the announcement of a new PlatinumGames joint, Babylon's Fall, as well as the mysterious looking The Quiet Man. And that, pretty much, was that.

Our live coverage of this event has finished

Coverage

17:31

Pretty livid I didn't go with 'Be there or be Square' for the strap right now.

17:32

Also hello, welcome to the second day of E3 conferences that kicks off nice and early and takes us through to the early hours of tomorrow morning.

17:32

After yesterday's incredible shows I'm genuinely thrilled to see what's in store.

17:43

We can expect a detailed look at Life is Strange 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Just Cause 4.

17:43

Which is quite a lot to be getting on with already really.

17:44

But hey we're never satisfied, so give us a look at Crystal Dynamic's Avengers game and Left Alive as well while you're at it.

17:44

Pretty please.

17:51

Oh and look, thanks to our lovely tech team we have side by side comments now up with our live reports.

17:52

So it's all one love-in once again. Thank you, boffins! Thoffins.

17:53

Kami says:

Hooray for the Tech Team! Do they get a day off now for good behaviour?

They don't have to work 'til 5am this morning, so...

17:54

Dream announcements in the next 60 minutes or so - Final Fantasy 12 on Switch, a new Final Fantasy Tactics from Matsuno for the Switch, all Final Fantasy games from now on to be set in Ivalice.

17:54

And Nomura to be banished from making games ever again as he's demoted to janitor.

17:55

DakeyrasUK says:

If ffvii remake is to be at thid years e3 is more likely to be in sony's or square enix's show?

17:56

Whatever they show on FF7 remake it'll be very early doors seeing as the project was seemingly rebooted not so long ago.

17:58

Justsomedudeontheweb says:

Just give FF7 remake to someone else and trap Nomura in a dungeon to make KH Games forever until he learns the definition of optimization.

Would also be up for this.

17:58

myiagros says:

I hope to see some more localized Dragon Quest XI too.

17:58

17:59

MFW Final Fantasy 7 doesn't show up

17:59

How could I forget? I'm really looking forward to Dragon Quest 11, though I keep forgetting about it as it came out in Japan so long ago.

18:00

This'll be a pre-recorded video, so if you're hoping for some bizarre celebrity cameos going horribly awry you might be disappointed.

18:00

It lives.

18:00

E3 Monday 2018 is go go go.

18:01

The big man Matsuda takes the stage.

18:01

Or the video or whatever you want to call it. Anyway he's talking to us. Pay attention will you.

18:02

Kami says:

Kicking off with Lara. Is it problematic to say I preferred the old classic Lara?

That is the correct opinion.

18:02

The third prequel for Tomb Raider, in which Lara might finally become Lara, is kicking off things.

18:03

Plenty of mild peril in this cutscene intro, as is the norm for this new Tomb Raider.

18:04

There's more of a survival element to this one, a little bit of Batman detective mode because hey it's 2009 all over again.

18:05

"Become one with the jungle." So it's Tomb Raider 3: Snake Eater?

18:05

What happened to her dual wielding? Wasn't that the climax to the first prequel, which was then conveniently forgotten for its sequel.

18:06

Anyway stealth is fine, and obviously Eidos Montreal know a thing or two about embracing different play-styles coming off the back of Deus Ex.

18:06

And Thief also though the less said about that the better.

18:06

Also this is really dark and it's quite bright here in Brighton so I don't know really but they're really doubling down on the shadow part of this Shadow of the Tomb Raider right now.

18:08

Well that's gone a bit grimmer than the earlier games, which was just what the series was calling out for.

18:08

I'm sure it's going to be a fun diversion and I'm going to play it, but I'm also looking forward to the deboot of this series.

18:09

Final Fantasy 14, the absolutely fantastic MMO that's all I've ever wanted from Final Fantasy and yet I can never find the time to actually properly play it, is up next.

18:10

Whatascoop says:

"body here looks recent" you were talking to him 10 seconds ago

I want a stealth game where upon finding a body, the guard's like "OH MY GOD THEY KILLED STEVE YOU GUYS"

18:10

And watching this trailer for Stormblood and the imminent patch Under the Moonlight just makes me think I should sack off all other games for a while and just get stuck in.

18:11

Alright, this Monster Hunter World crossover has pushed me over. Let's take down Rathalos in FF14!

18:12

The Life is Strange prequel, which we've already glimpsed, is up now - it's a free download later this month and will lead into the full Life is Strange sequel.

18:13

Dragon Quest 11 now, which is a certified banger.

18:14

Can't quite believe we're getting a proper single-player Dragon Quest soon over here, and after the slightly disappointing Ni No Kuni 2 I'm very much up for a deep, lengthy traditional JRPG to play.

18:16

This looks great, but while the trailer was playing all the FF12 diehards at Eurogamer all made a pact to properly make a go of playing Final Fantasy 14.

18:16

So there goes the rest of my free time the next few months.

18:17

Still no news on the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11 - or the 3DS version coming west, I don't think.

18:18

Babylon's Fall, a new game from PlatinumGames.

18:19

No idea what it's about, but it's out in 2019 and yes I will definitely play it. Wonder if it's what Kamiya is on at the moment?

18:19

AoifeLockhart says:

Did you just call me an FF12 diehard?

No. You're not invited, go back to playing Kingdom Hearts.

18:20

(also please do actually join our group because you're better at games than any of us).

18:20

Octopath Traveller, which is out so, so soon gets its moment in the spotlight.

18:21

And now Just Cause 4. It's a fairly rapid run through everything that's on Square Enix's books at the moment.

18:21

In keeping with every game at this year's E3, it has weather.

18:23

I just hope it has a bit more of a personality and a reason to exist than Just Cause 3, which was very much inessential.

18:23

X201 says:

Weather is the new throat stab

18:24

Out in December - which I think we might have known already.

18:24

Is this... Deus Ex?

18:25

Or Marvel. Anyway it's a live action trailer for something all-new.

18:25

The Quiet Man. I have no idea.

18:26

Has a Remedy vibe to it, though there's a bit more hand-to-hand combat in it. It's PS4 and Steam, and we'll find out more in August - presumably at Gamescom.

18:27

My mum always said if you've got nothing nice to say, say nothing.

18:27

So I'll keep quiet during this Kingdom Hearts 3 recap.

18:29

That might have been it, seeing as we've gone straight into a quickfire recap.

18:31

So, The Quiet Man, a mysterious looking live action/fisticuffs thing, and a new PlatinumGames joint.

18:30

Is about the sum of it.

18:30

Hmmm. At least it was only 30 minutes.

18:30

Krychek says:

Well... that was dry.

Dry bowser indeed.

18:31

Well, things can only get better from here on out. Ubisoft is up next at 9pm BST, and they'll certainly have more to discuss.

18:31

And I shall see you then.

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    Mar27w 10 months ago
    Square Enix ruined Hitman and Just Cause for me with their insistence on putting non optional hitmarkers in their games and now they've went and put them in the new Tomb Raider. Won't be buying any of the sequels unless they address this and add extensive Hud\UI options like Ubi Soft put in their games.
    Rack 10 months ago
    Your dream announcement did not include anything to do with The World Ends With You. Is that code for "I've killed before and I'll do it again"?
    Euronymous 10 months ago
    @Vici0us Might get lucky with Sony's conference having the details. :)
    MrJayHaych 10 months ago
    @HerrProduk Hahah! Yes!
    Dizzy 10 months ago
    Not as bad as EA, but close.
    Jac 10 months ago
    "Control it? No.. All I ever do........ Is hurt people."Worth it for this corker of a line from Kingdom hearts. I may actually get it if the whole game is as comedic.
    megatronix 10 months ago
    To be fair, I'm looking forward to find out what that new platinum game might be. But it won't give me sleepless nights.
    Binba442 10 months ago
    What that was a half hour lmfao
    crazyhamsterfeet 10 months ago
    Kind of meh. Super excited for Octopath Traveller but that video wasn’t anything special. I guess wait for the Sony presentation for FF7RM perhaps.
    Daigohji 10 months ago
    So basically, don't expect the FFVII remake in the next three years.
    HerrProduk 10 months ago
    @MrJayHaych Squexit
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    Drier than my ex-girlfriend. And she was 92 years old.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    I have to wonder if putting on that performance was a financially sound decision when they already showed their big games during Microsoft's conference. Anyway, roll on Ubi.
    HerrProduk 10 months ago
    When they said “make sure you watch until the end” I expected, you know, something actually at the end.
    MrJayHaych 10 months ago
    Square Exit
    BaldGeordie 10 months ago
    That was short and to the point. Still better than Ea's though
    Rynu18 10 months ago
    What the hell was that!
    unitedtimdom 10 months ago
    Square (E)nix :(
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    To be fair it was just games, no awkward jokes, electronic tags or *shudder* Andrew WK at 2am.
    Jimjamyaha 10 months ago
    Also the entire time I was waiting for multiplayer news for Just Cause 4. :/
    GamesConnoisseur 10 months ago
    That was the worse one I ve seen by far. Not much in there for me then.
    Kami 10 months ago
    Square-Enix, y u no like Vagrant Story or Parasite Eve anymore?
    Les-Whinen 10 months ago
    No FF7 remake. Well, time to go deliver these sandwiches.
    myiagros 10 months ago
    Oh well see you all for Ubi at 9.
    Miyamotosan 10 months ago
    What was the point?
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    I guess they are saving the cool things to share with Sony?
    Kami 10 months ago
    True, EA kept us hanging around for over an hour so I guess SE has the upper hand here.
    Clemence_Portis 10 months ago
    Maybe they held things back for Nintendo and Sony conferences. At least I hope they did.
    EvilAspirin 10 months ago
    And we're done? Oh well. Umm...
    MrJayHaych 10 months ago
    Well
    Vici0us 10 months ago
    WTF no FF7 Remake :(
    Jimjamyaha 10 months ago
    No Avengers, eh? That's a shame.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    So... EA just got saved from "worst presser of E3"?
    Mazzle 10 months ago
    The Quiet Man meet The Silent Audience.
    BaldGeordie 10 months ago
    Yeah, that makes sense clemence_portis 👍
    feistycheese 10 months ago
    Well, that was quick.
    Krychek 10 months ago
    Well... that was dry.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    Twitch chat explodes in where's FF7 rage.
    Kami 10 months ago
    Uhm... okay... I was expecting something a little more earth-shattering. Man, Microsoft and Bethesda spoiled us yesterday...
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    To be fair, Msoft did stretch theirs out with things like Game Pass.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    I feel it would be rude to just write "bahahahahah"
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    Did we learn much?
    megatronix 10 months ago
    Nothing for me.
    Battlehenkie 10 months ago
    That was not a lot.
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    Haha, that was fucking shocking.
    X201 10 months ago
    Mon-tage time
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    And that's yer lot
    Euronymous 10 months ago
    Seems it Kami
    Korlis 10 months ago
    Is this the "it's over" montage?
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    is...that it?
    Binba442 10 months ago
    A kh recap? See y'all in a year then
    Kami 10 months ago
    Wait... that's IT?!
    Euronymous 10 months ago
    Go on Martin, just "let it go" flow out of you. You know you want to.
    Clemence_Portis 10 months ago
    @BaldGeordie I’m starting to think that maybe it’s a logistics thing for them? Maybe Square games don’t sell that well on Xbox, and like Nier Automata they’ll release it on the platform when it’s cheaper for them to do so?
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    Quietman (in his head): "Here's the knuckle sandwich you ordered!"
    Kami 10 months ago
    It's also lovely to hear Utada Hikaru again.
    Mazzle 10 months ago
    "Give me strength"I know how you feel bud.
    Les-Whinen 10 months ago
    lol
    benfresh76 10 months ago
    why is the audio in the KH trailer so...weird?
    Korlis 10 months ago
    No, Martin, tell us how you really feel
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    Right, let's be honest friends, this looks bollocks.
    Kami 10 months ago
    "I brought the sandwich and you'll bloody like it!
    feistycheese 10 months ago
    Definitely getting this, you know, just for my 4 year old girl, honest.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    "All I ever do is hurt people and write about it on my Livejournal."
    Korlis 10 months ago
    @Kami this is what I was afraid of
    Mr.Spo 10 months ago
    The Quiet Man: In which you offer people sandwiches and if they refuse, beat them up, then give them the sandwich anyway.
    slowdog1976 10 months ago
    have they dropped the final fantasy element from kingdom hearts altogether?
    Kami 10 months ago
    The Quiet Man looks interesting, I'll give it that.
    cant_shoot_straight 10 months ago
    Iain Duncan Smith: the game?
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    This looks...janky.
    Battlehenkie 10 months ago
    Let's have fewer announcements like The Quiet Man, please.
    X201 10 months ago
    The Quiet Man,Finally, a game about Iain Duncan Smith
    Kami 10 months ago
    So this is the same we got last night huh?
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    But what if he really didn't order those sandwiches? :D
    BaldGeordie 10 months ago
    Another PS4 & pc only
    splayer88 10 months ago
    Have square just given up on Xbox?
    EvilAspirin 10 months ago
    These graphics look good. So realistic.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    These graphics are pretty good.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    Deaf Jam: Fight for NY
    wellzy4eva 10 months ago
    I'm surprised they haven't done a Fast and Furious crossover with JC4
    Clemence_Portis 10 months ago
    I hope it runs better than 3. Not holding my breath.
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    Struggling to see what this offers, really.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    "Rico we're living in a dictatorship, she's imposed a minimum pricing on alcohol" "Those bastards"
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    Rico looks a lot like Joel from Last of Us, right?
    Kami 10 months ago
    Dubstep. Wubs for the Wub God.
    slowdog1976 10 months ago
    this is a little....weird
    X201 10 months ago
    Weather is the new throat stab
    Kami 10 months ago
    Parasite Eve: Remastered. *begs pathetically*
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    I'd buy Just Cause: Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon.
    pomi 10 months ago
    NOD has infiltrated Just Cause 4
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    I don't know if you are allowed to call them Black Hand these days.
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    Darth fuckin Revan!
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    Does that count as a "bigger and better"? Better go get my shot glasses.
    Kami 10 months ago
    It is nice to see Rico back, I'll say that.
    Kami 10 months ago
    Okay, now THIS is Octopath Traveller. Still don't like the name though.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    This Can Not Continue (showing the same game over and over for years).
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    What am I missing about Automata? I found the combat to be so tiresome after about 3 hours.
    myiagros 10 months ago
    Nier Automata really is the most incredible game!
    feistycheese 10 months ago
    Not seeing the Xbox logo on some of these trailers?
    AoifeLockhart 10 months ago
    Did you just call me an FF12 diehard?
    Kami 10 months ago
    Oh. There's a new Platinum game!
    pomi 10 months ago
    New Platinum game!
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    For the next Hitman game, they should allow for the player to scan Hitman's barcode off the back of his head with MyFitnessPal app and it should recognize it as a MELON.
    Kami 10 months ago
    Octopath Traveller time?
    Kami 10 months ago
    It does look oh so good.
    pomi 10 months ago
    DQ11 looks so good.
    myiagros 10 months ago
    DQXI is my most anticipated game of the year. Can't wait!
    Kiliko 10 months ago
    Can't wait to give this one a runout.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    The darkest hour is the one before dawn, allegedly.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    yay DQXI
    Kami 10 months ago
    Anyway, Dragon Quest. Awesome.
    Krychek 10 months ago
    Character based-on Macaulay Culkin, pre-heroine.
    Les-Whinen 10 months ago
    Lmao@Clemence_Portis
    Kami 10 months ago
    "STEEEEVE! YOU OWED ME FORTY BUCKS YOU B*STARD! DON'T YOU DIE ON ME!"
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    "STEVE? STEVE? OH GOD HOW AM I GOING TO TELL JENNY AND THE KIDS"
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    Under the Moonlight? Sounds like Reverie Under the Moonlight, but I can't quite point my finger why.
    The12thMonkey 10 months ago
    The only new bit there was the MHW crossover event
    The12thMonkey 10 months ago
    Imminent patch - it's been out 3 weeks
    Kami 10 months ago
    "STEVE! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU STEVE! SPEAK TO ME STEVE! STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVE!"
    Miyamotosan 10 months ago
    I hope they mention FFXI Mobile
    Clemence_Portis 10 months ago
    Shadow of a deranged Rambo/Tarzan hybrid on a killing spee. #notmyTombraider
    Kami 10 months ago
    Hahahaha oh I made myself sad
    Kami 10 months ago
    Long shot, I'll take Parasite Eve.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    Is it just me or have they got Keith David doing the intros for each game
    megatronix 10 months ago
    it's like all most of those game are exactly the same games: stealth kills in open world. This is so boring by now.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    The real Thief sequel was Dishonored.
    EvilAspirin 10 months ago
    Urgh. What have they done to Tomb Raider?
    Kami 10 months ago
    Thief was a mistake.
    Kami 10 months ago
    ... this Assassin's Creed game looks super legit.
    feistycheese 10 months ago
    Hope the whole '30xp stealth kill' notifications can be turned off, really messes with the immersion when the screens full of notifications.
    megatronix 10 months ago
    This is just like predator.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    "body here looks recent" you were talking to him 10 seconds ago
    Les-Whinen 10 months ago
    Sigh....idk I mean who are these guys, why are they here and why are we killing them?
    Korlis 10 months ago
    Well I did ask for a new Splinter Cell
    megatronix 10 months ago
    Another action exploration game with loads of stealth and barely any action
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    NECK STABBING CONFIRMED!
    myiagros 10 months ago
    Old Lara is so much better to new Lara.She is cooler, can swim properly and can shoot guns while jumping!
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    I definitely feel one with the jungle when I take a dump in the bushes behind my workplace.
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    FEAR ARROWS. Take that MGS4's fear grenades.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    She told him to jump and then ended up staying the aeroplane herself :D
    Kami 10 months ago
    Oh good, I've been in pure terror thinking everyone liked New Lara.
    BaldGeordie 10 months ago
    Lara gets Lost
    megatronix 10 months ago
    Small Boobs 3
    Korlis 10 months ago
    I don't want to knock new Tomb Raider because I really enjoyed the first one and the second one looks neat too (haven't finished it yet), but since we already saw a lot of this at Microsoft's bash...
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    Lara Croft grunting simulator 3
    Kami 10 months ago
    Kicking off with Lara. Is it problematic to say I preferred the old classic Lara?
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    Wait, this is a foreign movie with subtitles? URGH.
    Kami 10 months ago
    So it's a Squeenix Direct
    Kami 10 months ago
    And it begins.
    Institutionalized 10 months ago
    I'm just here for some tasty cringe-worthy bits.
    TeaFiend 10 months ago
    I am hoping there is some Final Fantasy Tactics on Switch, so I can play it when pooping.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 10 months ago
    Thanks for putting the comments on the same page Eurogamer! :D
    myiagros 10 months ago
    I hope to see some more localized Dragon Quest XI too.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    Any idea why Square Enix decide THIS year was the year to do a show? Do they have something mahoosive?
    Kami 10 months ago
    Didn't Nomura almost make Final Fantasy 15 a musical because he'd seen Les Mis or is that an urban legend?
    DakeyrasUK 10 months ago
    If ffvii remake is to be at thid years e3 is more likely to be in sony's or square enix's show?
    Korlis 10 months ago
    I've been imagining a Crystal Dynamics Avengers game as basically Tomb Raider (or, Uncharted) with Marvel characters, so if it's a Heroes/Ultimate Alliance style romp I will be, um, perplexed
    Kami 10 months ago
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Remastered for Switch?
    Whatascoop 10 months ago
    Avengers basically being a better version of Marvel Heroes with competent developers would be great.
    Kami 10 months ago
    Fair enough, is the Sony show three hours? Eep...
    Kami 10 months ago
    Hooray for the Tech Team! Do they get a day off now for good behaviour?
    Korlis 10 months ago
    Oh you guys got the side by side comments and coverage working! After my moaning about not wanting to see the comment window during EA, I actually found out most of the Eurogamer commenters are All Right
    Kami 10 months ago
    I'm still holding out for a Vagrant Story HD. I know... I know... but I *need* it...
    lblanime 10 months ago
    Hope the avenger project is shown, especially if the rumour of it being ultimate alliance reboot cos that would be mega sweet
    Kami 10 months ago
    Grandia 3 still hurts. But hey Square-Enix, Tales of Vesperia is getting a modern port so you know, might be time to bring Grandia 3 to our shores. #justsayin
    Slipstream 10 months ago
    @Kami I suppose with 3 Shadow Hearts games having already been released in Europe on the PS2 there would be hope, and whilst a new SH game may never see itself go western, it's worth acknowledging that we do live in different times now and Japan exclusive to nofknow what you mean though, Grandia 3 did sting.
    Ohem 10 months ago
    I want a sequel to Legacy of Kain Defiance.
    Kami 10 months ago
    @Slipstream - I hope not. Last I heard was when they got publishing rights for Grandia 3 and... well... no EU release.
    Korlis 10 months ago
    What I wish they'd show, but won't: Deus ExWhat I hope they'll show, and might: AvengersWhat I fear they'll show, and will: the same Just Cause 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and KH3 trailers we've already seen
    Slipstream 10 months ago
    I'd like to hear that Nautilus have been aquired and the remaster of the Shadow Hearts games are imminent with a new one on the way... Yes.
    martinsmith 10 months ago
    I hope they announce a remake of a classic SNES RPG in the Octopath Traveler HD-2D graphical style. Maybe an Enix one, for a change.
    Kami 10 months ago
    What I'll get; Secret of Evermore port like Chrono Trigger PC.
    Kami 10 months ago
    What I want: Secret of Evermore HD Remaster.
    Brainflowers 10 months ago
    I may very well be the only one, but I'd like more detail on FF15's upcoming DLC Episodes.
    Jimjamyaha 10 months ago
    Any news on Avengers would be great.
    TinyKaiju 10 months ago
    All I want to know is what Yoko Taro is doing next. His appearance at the 2015 conference was the first time in ages I've been excited by E3.
    Kami 10 months ago
    I remember something about wanting to punch an annoying rocker in the face last night...
    FrostedSloth 10 months ago
    Final Fantasy VII Remake please!
    Duper719 10 months ago
    I would think they share more info for Left Alive.
    CrashOkami 10 months ago
    Legacy of Kain? Yeah, thought so. Sigh.