TGS 2017: The Best of the Best
One must admit, Dissidia NT and Final Fantasy XV: Comrades were huge draws at the Square Enix at Tokyo Game Show 2017. However, there were several other games were heavily featured at the booth.
Square Enix seemed intent on growing the latest Final Fantasy game as its own sub-franchise as Final Fantasy XV: Universe. They pushed the kingdom builder mobile game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire with a huge display of Titan’s fearsome visage breaking into a city wall. They even enticed people to download the game at the show by luring fans with gashapon machines. Potential prizes included an awesome FF XV t-shirt. Sadly, I only received a button and a keychain. Square Enix also commemorated the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition with a stunning Luna Freya Edition PC.
The massively successful multiplayer online game Final Fantasy XIV drew the biggest crowds at the Square Enix booth. Hardened veterans got a chance to team up with fellow adventurers to battle in an 8-on-8 PVP arena dubbed the Feast. Victors of the bloody banquet earned cool t-shirts to commemorate their hard earned victory. Ushers and cosplayers aided new players to create their own heroes of Eorzea.
Other Games, Features
Square Enix also set up a booth for the remake of Secret of Mana where visitors took pictures with series mascot Rabite. Fans also got a first look at the Collector’s Edition of the game series.
Meanwhile, fans were stunned to see the Itadaki Street DRAGON QUEST & FINAL FANTASY 30th ANNIVERSARY. It was quite a mouthful of a name for a digital board game, which combines the worlds of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Square Enix Partner games had trailers that played on loop, although The Evil Within 2 had its own playable area.
Stay tuned for more TGS 2017 articles and hope to see more Square Enix presentations at next year’s Tokyo Game Show!