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E3 2021: Square Enix Presents live report

Join us live from 8.15pm BST.

E3 rumbles on with another showcase, this time from Square Enix. Will there be more Marvel-based shenanigans, or maybe a closer look at Final Fantasy 16 in action. Join us live from 8.15pm BST to find out!

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Well hi there!

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Did you miss me?

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It's been all of, what, 30 minutes?

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This is being hosted by Marvel on their own YouTube channel as well.

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Which suggests... something?

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AquinasBatman: it was an hour, Mr Robinson. AN HOUR

It felt like a lifetime. So glad to be back!

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What I expect - a big update on Life is Strange True Colours, a proper look at that Babylon Falls thing and updates on the likes of Neo: The World Ends With You and even time for a plug of the PS5 version of FF7.

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What I'd like - a Balan Wonderworld follow-up.

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Straight in with Eidos Montreal's new joint.

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Which is Guardians of the Galaxy, I'm sure you've figured out by now.

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Unlike The Avongers this is more of a traditional campaign thing I believe.

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Still looks a bit Avongers-y to me.

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It remains an odd aesthetic choice to copy the movies in some ways and deviate where it sort of matters.

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Gourdians of the Goloxy.

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It does look good though, and it's out in October.

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Another game to play this year!

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And in what will be music to a lot of people's ears, it is a single player joint.

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I don't know who Dan Abnett is - but I know Wes rates him.

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Sorry, I'm not very good on comic book stuff unless it's Superman.

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This looks a lot more promising than The Avengers - which never looked that bad, really.

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Just really, really odd.

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Starlord just looks like another turn for Troy Baker. I hope it's not Troy Baker.

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Well, that's a fine reveal - and a proper new game we'll get to play this year.

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We're going to get a proper deep dive into this, by the way - possibly around 20 minutes worth.

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So be prepared!

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You make big decisions in-game - as to who gets to join you in missions.

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Deadman316: Do you mean proper as hopefully not online and pay to win!

Well yeah, basically!

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In a similar theme to some other shows this year, I expect Square Enix to go big on this, and there'll be some other small scraps besides.

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As this is their big bet for 2021. It looks good too!

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There will be a fair bit more of it!

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I like space stuff. Space stuff is cool.

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But also there's something slightly wafty about the combat.

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I can't complain about this protracted gameplay demo.

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Seeing as I've spent the last few E3 shows complaining about everything being pre-rendered.

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That's looking very frame-y, as Digital Foundry might say.

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Same here, it's the sort of breezy fun I'd want from a Marvel game rather than some grindy game as a service joint.

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When does it come to Game Pass?

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It's another area where it skims a bit close to the movies - but then again I've never read the comics so what do I know!

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That was Guardians of the Galaxy - coming this October.

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It feels sort of quaint with its Telltale influences, but it looks like something I'd very much like to play.

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Oh hang on!

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It's still going on.

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This is still Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Oh wait they've finished now!

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Oh here's some Final Fantasy remasters!

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Are they the terrible mobile remasters?

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Who knows!

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And the Legend of Mana remake!

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I'm really curious as to what those Pixel Remasters were.

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I'd love an FF6 remaster done in the style of Octopath.

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Umang: they're still pushing that Avengers game? lol

It cost a lot of money *sadface*

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An Avengers update - and we do get to see more of the Wakanda expansion fans have been eagerly waiting for.

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Miyamotosan: 20 Minutes for Guardians of the Galaxy, 20 seconds for Final Fantasy if you're wondering where Square Enix is these days.

We could still have a 40 minute blow out on FF16 revealing that Matsuno is back and it's a return to Ivalice!

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Or we could just have whatever those PC/mobile Final Fantasy ports are.

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IT'S MOBILE GAMING UPDATE TIME!

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Which means I might take a toilet break.

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Hi I'm back!

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And just in time for Platinum Games' new joint, Babylon Falls.

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TBH this looks annoying.

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Why do voice actors in video games have to be so annoying.

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This is what Scalebound could have been.

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With the guy from Current 93 screaming over the top.

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This is a bit of a mess of a reveal - it looks janky and unfocussed.

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Well, the new is it's coming to PS5 as well as PS4 and PC.

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That sounds good!

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I'm a bit on the fence about this - but Platinum games often prove me wrong.

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I was not into Astral Chain at all in the lead up to release, then I ended up falling head over heels with it.

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Here's a healthy dose of Life is Strange to bring us home.

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Life is Strange is another series which looks absolutely splendid but which I feel bad about never actually playing.

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Ugh there are so many good video games. I shouild probably stop playing just iRacing, Gradius and Virtua Fighter.

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Probably won't though.

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It does seem that way - a confusing, confounding reveal, but I'm fascinated to see what Platinum can do on new-ish turf.

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Deadman316: If you have gamepass, play Tell Me Why. It’s free and most importantly, excellent!

That's another game I feel bad about not playing!

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Oooooh you kids these days don't know how good you've got it.

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Having said that, conferences used to be a bit more lol back in my day.

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Deadman316: I remember the days of text adventures. Damn lucky kids these days!

We didn't even have text in my day. It was just ones and zeroes!

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Oh hold on we're getting a proper new reveal!

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It's a Nomura game!

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Oh it's that Nioh re-skinned as Final Fantasy game!

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What is wrong with colours?

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What did colours ever do to this game.

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Some big PS2 weird spin-off vibes from this.

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Which, again, might be a good thing.

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Who knows!

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Stranger of Paradise, Final Fantasy Emo, coming in 2022.

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Cross-platform, with a demo on PS5 soon.

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Not totally sold on that, but will be fascinated to see how it pans out.

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And that's pretty much a wrap on that - a decent show, I thought.

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Guardians of the Galaxy looks like breezy fun!

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Er, what else was there?

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Oh those Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters they didn't want to show.

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Okay so that was a bit weird. But good! Ish...

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We'll leave you here. And go get acquainted with this bottle of wine.

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I have learned from past mistakes and will not be here for the Future Games Show or PC Gaming Show later on.

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If you're powering through - more power to you.

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But also will you never learn?

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Kami: G'night Martin!

Good night to you, and to all you lovely people! I'll be back for the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday - see you then!

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