It’s that time of year again. Everyone is wondering just what the various E3 conferences will have for gamers. My co-editor Nicholas and I have put together our thoughts and predictions on just what the different publishers will be showing off this year. To kick off this mini-series for 2019, we’re going over what we think will be shown at the E3 2019 Square Enix presentation. If you’re not sure when the presentation will be held, you can check right here.
E3 2019 Square Enix Predictions
Nick: So, there’s no way they don’t kick off with the main event, the Final Fantasy VII remake, which is still episodic. The first episode will release in Fall 2019 and I’m going out on a limb to say each episode will be full-priced.
Sam: Yeah, the re-reveal of the Final Fantasy VII remake at State of Play was quite telling. I don’t think it’ll quite make this year though – I’d say early 2020, say January or February, is more likely. Either way, this is the big thing for the show, I expect them to talk about gameplay mechanics, level design changes and more. Probably Tifa’s design too, which is sure to over well with no issues whatsoever.
Nick: Moving on, Kingdom Hearts III is the bestselling game of the year in the U.S. so far. I’d be shocked if we didn’t see some DLC and release dates.
Sam: I think we’ll see Babylon’s Fall again. It was revealed last year and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. I realize Platinum Games has their fingers in a lot of pies but this would be the perfect time for an update. It’s way too early for a release window though.
Nick: To close, we’ll get a look at the long-in-development Avengers game. A trailer and maybe event a hint of gameplay, with a tentative release window of 2020.
Sam: This thing was first announced back before E3 2017. If we don’t see it here, something is up. I definitely agree it’ll be shown, though I’m not so sure of a release window. Personally, I can see the Avengers game coming out in 2021.
While the discussion here was definitely on the shorter side, there are more articles coming with our thoughts on the other conferences. If you’d like to listen to a slightly more in-depth version of this discussion, you can do so right here: