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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.

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.

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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