Well, well, well. Nintendo Direct seems to be really setting the trend-and Nyingchi is certainly not the first to invent “the company makes videos for upcoming releases,” but Square Enix is also part of it. So it seems they made it popular.
Square Enix Presents is a 40-minute “Digital Direct” lineup of new games from the company behind Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Tomb Raider and already announced games, March 18th at 10pm PDT / 5 It starts at the hour GMT.
Their announcement gives us a music festival feel and promises news about Outriders, Marvel’s Avengers, Tomb Raider’s 25th Anniversary, Balan Wonderworld, and something new from Square Enix Montreal that was finally seen working on it. To do Deus Ex Go, Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go also produced most of them as part of the mobile series. But the biggest news is the world premiere of “all-new” Life is Strange.
Now, the fact that most of the links above take you to Push Square or Pure Xbox should tell you a little secret: Square Enix knows exactly by bringing things to the Nintendo console. Not done. They work with Mario’s house in Super Mario RPG, and while the Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts series have a very beloved release on Nintendo’s console, Square is most traditionally associated with Sony. .. If you’re crazy about Switch news, it’s wise not to expect too much from the Square Enix Presents lineup.
Nevertheless, we hype. Life is Strange is a weird omission from the Switch catalog, alongside “Night in the Woods” and “Oxenfree”, perfect for the “Story games about young people living in dramatic and sometimes supernatural events” category. It fits in. Is it time for sure?
However, there is one game that you can responsibly hype. It’s a game by Sonic the Hedgehog developers Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, which has already been confirmed on Switch and has a free demo. Sadly, Alex and John didn’t really like it … or they like it … or, well, I have to say a lot about it in a positive way, but probably Square Enix. Enix Presents will change that. Probably.
What are your best hopes for the Squenix showcase? FINAL FANTASY VII Remake On Switch? Dragon Quest XII? New Theatrhythm game? If you’re disappointed anyway, you might want to go all the way!