Monday, July 14, 2014

Square Enix and Deep Silver Partner to Host SDCC Arcade

Square Enix, Inc. and Deep Silver, a division of Koch Media GmbH,have partnered to host a Deep Silver / Square Enix Arcade at the Whiskey Girl restaurant and bar during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. Open to the public, fans will get an early look at the award nominated upcoming lineup from both publishers.

Fans can visit the Deep Silver / Square Enix Arcade at the address below:

Friday & Saturday, July 25-26
11:00am – 2:00am

Whiskey Girl
702 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

The Square Enix lineup for the Arcade includes the recently announced Lara Croft® and the Temple of Osiris™, the team-based multiplayer title Nosgoth™ and the latest mobile games from Square Enix Montreal: Hitman: Sniper and Hitman GO. Deep Silver will showcase its latest titles, including Escape Dead Island®, Metro™ Redux and Sacred™ 3.

Attendees can also check out the recently announced KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX, THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL™ and Hitman GO at Booth #3829 between Lobby D and E in the San Diego Comic-Con Exhibit Hall.

Square Enix Titles

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Coming Soon
Developed by Crystal Dynamics,  Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed  Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. In her new adventure, Lara Croft travels to Egypt and must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Featuring a four-player co-op story, players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. All the while, players will compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.

Platform: PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: December 2, 2014
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is a fully remastered HD compilation of KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX. Both games will be available for the first time in North America for the PlayStation®3 system. Theatrical cut-scenes from KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will also be included in the compilation. The game is a follow-up to last year’s KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and will also lead into the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS III.

Platform: Steam/Windows PC
Developer: Psyonix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: In Closed Beta
Developed by Psyonix, Nosgoth is a fast paced competitive team-based multiplayer game pitting a variety of brutal humans and vampires in a fight for survival. The two races have very different play styles: Humans have an arsenal of devastating raged weaponry and lethal devices while Vampires specialize in visceral close-up melee attacks augmented by their inhuman abilities. Nosgoth is set in the dark fantasy world of the Legacy of Kain series and is currently in Closed Beta.

Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: September 16, 2014
Combining hallmark FINAL FANTASY music with role playing game (RPG) elements, the new THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is bursting with new content, including the new “Versus Battle” mode where players can now compete head-to-head with friends and other players. The game also includes 221 songs and over 60 playable characters from the entire FINAL FANTASY series. Players can relive nostalgic moments as they tap their way through key FINAL FANTASY events, field themes and battle arrangements.

Platform: iOS and Android
Developer: Square Enix Montréal
Age Rating:  17+
Available: Fall 2014
Hitman: Sniper is an upcoming free-to-play, massively competitive sniper game. Take on the role of Agent 47 and scope in on your marks using skill, subtlety, smarts and subterfuge to complete your contracts. Spend your hard earned blood money on a wealth of powerful rifles and authentic, game-changing upgrades. Engage your friends in leaderboard driven challenges and prove you have what it takes to be the deadliest marksman around.

Platform: iOS and Android
Developer: Square Enix Montréal
Age Rating:  17+
Available: Now
Hitman GO is a turn-based strategy game where you will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out your target on beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers. The recently released Airport box update offers an array of added extras.  These include new gameplay mechanics, a new civilian mode, moving walkways, skipping turns as well as new enemies. The Airport box contains 15 new levels and will be unlockable through natural progression or a purchase of $0.99.

Deep Silver Titles

Escape Dead Island®    (Press only)
Platform: Xbox 360™, PlayStation®3 system and PC
Developer: Fatshark Studios
Age Rating:  TBA
Available: Fall 2014
Escape Dead Island is an adventure game that takes players back to the island chain of Banoi and puts their sleuthing skills and their psyche to the test, revealing the mysterious origin of the virus. With nonstop thrills and a noir art style, Escape Dead Island is just what the doctor ordered.

Metro Redux™  
Platform:  Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC
Developer: 4a Games
Age Rating:  ESRB: M (17+)
Available: August 26, 2014
Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC. For the first time, console owners can expect silky smooth 60FPS gameplay and state of the art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware.

Sacred™ 3
Platform: Xbox 360™, PlayStation®3 system and PC
Developer: Keen Games
Age Rating:  ESRB: M (17+)
Available: August 5, 2014
The path to glory is paved with great danger. Sacred 3, the next installment in the Sacred series, is an arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash game for up to four players, set in the war for Ancaria. Choose your heroes and fight together against the rise of evil. Play fan-favorite character classes such as the Safiri, Seraphim, Ancarian, Khukuri as well as the brand new character, Malakhim.  Whilst upgrading your weapons and armor, you will face hoards of Grimmorcs, brute beasts, legions of mercenaries and undead wizards.  Develop your character’s skills and abilities the way you want and team up together to use powerful cooperative abilities. Drop in, drop out co-op multiplayer is available for both offline (2 players) and online play (4 players). Victory is Ours. Glory is Mine.

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