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Square Enix PAX East 2017 lineup announced

The Square Enix PAX East 2017 line-up is bringing lots of good stuff, but not the thing everyone wants.

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Square Enix PAX East 2017

The Square Enix PAX East 2017 line-up is bringing lots of good stuff, but not the thing everyone wants.

Today Square Enix have announced their PAX East 2017 lineup, which includes three in-depth panels and a raft of games that will be available on the show floor. There’s a lot of good stuff to see here, and it’s not all the Japanese RPG fodder that the monster developer/publisher is famed for – there’s some DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and bike racer Ride 2 – but other than that, it’s exactly as you might expect: lots of J-RPGs.

Still, at least there’s one RPG from Square Enix’s stable that everyone is looking forward to hearing more about.

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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 Inc.’s 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 Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.

Square Enix PAX East 2017 showcase games

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • Flame x Blaze
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
  • Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained x
  • Nier: Automata
  • Ride 2

Nope. You read correctly. There’s definitely no mention of the Final Fantasy VII Remake in there. You can almost hear the collective anguish, the ‘cries of the planet’, if you will.

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It’s not all bad news, though. Nier: Automata looks bonkers and brilliant, and there’s more bizarrely named numbered Kingdom Hearts games than you can shake an oversized novelty key at.


More info on PAX East 2017.

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