Square Enix Announces their San Diego Comic-Con Lineup and Panels

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Written by Dustin Murphy

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Are you headed over to San Diego this week for Comic-Con? As of today, Square Enix has announced their set up and features for their booth over at booth #3829 in the San Diego Convention Center. Those of you who have yet to experience the following games, will finally get your chance to play Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™ and FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD on PC months before their upcoming scheduled release.

Returning with world of Dragon Quest, players will get to experience the game brought to you by famed and world renowned artist Akira Toriyama, director and creator of the series, Yuji Horii, and famed composer Koici Sugiyama as they once more bring Dragon Quest to life with the latest installment Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe, which is set to launch October 13th, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD brings an immersive world, memorable characters and the production value known of the series, together with high-quality gameplay and storytelling. Coming this year to PC onSteam, the game will include graphical options for high-end PC users, improved battle and camera controls as well as Steam community features.

Attendees will also be among the first who can purchase the select advance sale items prior to general public availability:

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- Designed by Tetsuya Nomura BATMAN™

Event SRP:  $250 (Sales Tax included)
From the creative mind of Tetsuya Nomura comes a unique and stylized BATMAN™. This figure offers interchangeable set of arms, rich glossy black and red paintwork and translucent visor among other features.

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™ Carbuncle Plush (Emerald and Topaz Vers.)

Event SRP: $40 each (Sales Tax included)
These cute yet powerful creatures based on the beloved summons from FINAL FANTASY XIV, can now be yours. The Carbuncle plush is available in two versions, and each one comes with its very own in-game minion item.

Other limited release collectibles available to attendees for purchase include:

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive

BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS -KAI- BATMAN™ (Limited Color Ver.)
Event SRP: $100 (Sales Tax included)
Based on the highly popular and award-winning video game, BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT, the figure matches the highly detailed in-game graphics with battle scars and weathering effects. This SDCC exclusive version has been painted in a metallic bright blue and gold color scheme. Available for purchase at the booth or for pre-order on the online store.

Event Exclusives:

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- TIMELESS WILD WEST- BATMAN™ (Limited Color Ver.)
Event SRP: $120 (Sales Tax included)
Two American icons make for an amazing mashup of epic proportions. Batman has been re-imagined as a cowboy to combat lawless criminals who run rampant in the Wild West. Varying paint methods were applied to show the texture of the leather materials, as well as weathering from grit and dirt. The figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PLAY ARTS -KAI- Venom Snake (Splitter Ver.)
Event SRP: $100 (Sales Tax included)
From the highly anticipated entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, this figure includes an exclusive color paint scheme, interchangeable head, hands, weapons parts, and display stand.

Finally, for fans of the Play Arts -KAI- action figure line, Square Enix will display an array of never-before-seen prototype figures at the booth. For the latest events and merchandise news, follow the official merchandise Twitter (@SQEX_MD_NA) or visit the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives merchandise page at :http://www.square-enix-shop.com/us/event/SDCC2015.html.

Think that’s all? Square has also announced its action-packed schedule for San Diego Comic-Con for those of you who are 18 and up. Today they have announced the Square Enix Experience that will take place July 10-11 in downtown San Diego at 7th Aventue and Market Street where fans can dive into the immersive worlds of Just Cause 3, HITMAN, and DExus Ex: Mankind Divided with three fully interactive experiences set within an outdoor beer garden.

For the Just Cause 3, fans will get to take on Rico’s grappling hook feature a reality since fans will take to a tower of 40 feet only to take a rifle in hand and traverse down a 150 foot drop within 23 seconds of zip-linning action. Did we mention that fans will be attempting to shoot at marked targets and attempt to take the top spot on the leaderboard.

If that’s not your thing? Fans will get to take on the role of Agent 47 in the ICA Training Academy for new recruits. Though you may want to wear your red tie in order to go through a series of training stations in order to see if you are worthy of the title “Agent”. Think that’s all? You also got to make sure to complete all of those tasks and manage to get out in one piece without getting caught by anyone. If you do? You’ll receive a passport to the world of assassins.
For the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where fans will become a mechanically augmented citizen in the modern world. If you enter this world, you will need your Neuropozyne to prevent your body from rejecting the augmentations, but also have to work hard to obtain it since it is becoming increasingly more difficulty to obtain. This is where fans will need to compete against each other, show their skills in stealth, and compete against each other while obtaining as many bottles as possible while sneaking through as many obstacles as possible.
Full information regarding the upcoming events from Square Enix:
Meet with members of the team from the new mobile title Lara Croft GO. Get your hands on an exclusive item (quantities limited), snag a photo with cosplayer Nadyasonika in her GO ensemble and get the chance to win early access to the game. Those wishing to prove their prowess on the Hitman course will have an opportunity to win a free copy of the recently released Hitman Sniper®.

SDCC attendees looking to see and hear more about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Just Cause 3 can visit the Hyatt Xbox Gaming Lounge for theater demonstrations with key development team members throughout the weekend.

Finally, Deus Ex® fans can look forward to Saturday, July 11th, when Eidos-Montréal will be hosting a panel on “the Art and Story of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.” Key members of the development team and voice actor Elias Toufexis will be there to discuss the visual aesthetic and narrative of the Deus Ex series, and the creative process behind the upcoming world of Mankind Divided.

The Art and Story of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided  Saturday, 7/11/15, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. – Room: 24ABC
Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director, Eidos-Montréal)
Jason Dozois (Narrative Director, Eidos-Montréal)
Patrick Fortier (Gameplay Director, Eidos-Montréal)
Elias Toufexis (Actor – Adam Jensen)

Meet the development team for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Elias Toufexis, the actor who plays Adam Jensen. Get an exclusive look at the game, as the team provides insight into the creativity, goals and inspiration that shape both the art direction and story of Mankind Divided. They will also give details about the upcoming trans-media initiatives that will expand the Deus Ex Universe.


About the Writer:

DustinBATGRPhoto1Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him on Twitter @GamingAnomaly,Google+

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