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  SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES PAX EAST 2019 LINEUP AND EVENTS
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03/18/2019
 


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LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2019) - Playable demos, developer panels, fan activities and giveaways are among the many offerings from SQUARE ENIX® at this year’s PAX East, taking place March 28-31 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Fans who visit the SQUARE ENIX booth, #11017, can obtain special prizes and play current and upcoming titles including Chocobo™’s Mystery Dungeon™ EVERY BUDDY!, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ 2, FINAL FANTASY® X/X-2 HD Remaster, FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, LIFE IS STRANGE® 2 and popular mobile titles DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA™, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], and STAR OCEAN®: Anamnesis™.

 

Fans can also visit the SQUARE ENIX booth to obtain a limited quantity promotional card that can be redeemed at Kung Fu Tea locations in Boston for a discount on the “Tidus and Yuna’s Grape Elixir” themed beverage during the event weekend, March 28-31. More information on the collaboration is available at: www.kungfutea.com/ffxx2.

 

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is a proud promotional partner of PAX East 2019, sponsoring the official PAX East Stream. Attendees can obtain FINAL FANTASY XIV Online lanyards throughout the convention center, and are also invited to take a picture with a replica aetheryte statue from the in-game city of Kugane.

 

Other fan activities at the SQUARE ENIX booth include:

  • Attempt the FINAL FANTASY XIV Seiryu Battle Challenge, where fans can challenge Seiryu to win an “I Beat Seiryu” t-shirt
  • Have a chance to win a slime plush by taking a photo at the themed DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 photo wall and posting it on Twitter or Instagram
  • Experience DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA™ and KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] on a large touch screen
  • Reunite with friends from FINAL FANTASY XI Online at the FINAL FANTASY XI ReFriender station. Register your FFXI character details and search for other players on the same World.
  • Receive a special themed Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! lunch box, if you are one of the first 25 attendees per day to show proof of game purchase
  • Have a chance to win a Mech edition and new Logitech headsets if you take a photograph with your LEFT ALIVE™ poster and post it on Twitter
  • Daily giveaways, while supplies last, include:
    • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! buttons
    • DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], and STAR OCEAN: Anamnesis buttons
    • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 double-sided poster
    • FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE double-sided poster
    • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online foam dark knight swords
    • LEFT ALIVE double-sided poster
 

Additionally, fans can visit booth #11031 to purchase the latest SQUARE ENIX merchandise, including BRING ARTS, PLAY ARTS KAI, plush toy, FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) and tabletop games.          Attendees can also play some of our continuously expanding line of Square Enix tabletop games:

  • For the first time in North America, the FINAL FANTASY XIV GOLD SAUCER CACTPOT PARTY board game is available for purchase. Fans can step up to the table and learn how to play.
  • Learn to play the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”)! Players can stop by for lessons on how to play the ever-growing TCG and earn a powerful promo card.
  • Attendees can also jump into a game of CHOCOBO’S CRYSTAL HUNT or the upcoming TOMB RAIDER® LEGENDS THE BOARD GAME.
 

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix includes:

 

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Platform: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system

Developer: Square Enix

Available: March 20, 2019

The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever to be enjoyed by both first-timers and fans of the series. With unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends, you will explore the challenges of randomly generated dungeons as Chocobo.

 

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA

Platform: Android, iOS

Developer: Square Enix, Koei Tecmo

Available: Now

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA continues the DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY adventure on mobile devices, where players can form parties from dozens of their favorite FINAL FANTASY heroes and villains and equip them with a variety of weapons from the series. The mobile game features an extensive story and strategic turn-based combat that the FINAL FANTASY series is known for.

 

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2

Platform: PlayStation®4 system

Developer: Square Enix

Available: July 12

As the follow up title to the critically acclaimed 2016 game, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 packs in even more content and unlimited building combinations in an all-new original story with new characters, world and gameplay to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike. The game introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent.

 

FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game

Developer: Square Enix

Available: Now

The FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game ("FFTCG") is the result of a close collaboration between Hobby Japan and Square Enix. Designed by former trading card game champion Tarou Kageyama, the game has received high praise for its blend of strategy, luck and fast-paced gameplay, making it very versatile and appealing to all kinds of audiences. The Opus VIII Booster Set releases on March 22.

 

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster

Platform: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Developer: Square Enix

Available: April 16

Two fan favorites have been completely remastered in FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster in stunning high definition for both new and longtime fans to enjoy. The game includes modern visuals, the ability to switch between the iconic original or re-arranged soundtracks, and dozens of hours of adventure and exciting gameplay content.

 

FINAL FANTASY XI Online

Platform: Windows

Developer: Square Enix

ESRB: Teen

Available: Now

FINAL FANTASY XI launched as the first massive online game in the award-winning FINAL FANTASY series, bringing limitless possibilities for adventure. With the world of Vana’diel standing on the brink of war, three powerful nations, united in their plight against the beastmen forces, look to their last hope – brave adventurers just like you. Set out on your own to discover the countless secrets of Vana’diel, or form a party with your friends to purge the beastmen forces and bring home sensational spoils!

 

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE

Platform: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Developer: Square Enix

Available: April 30

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system.

 

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows, STEAM®, Mac

Developer: Square Enix

ESRB: Teen

Available: Now

With more than 14 million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. Players can begin the adventure, fight their way and live their story in FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. A free trial is available at http://www.ffxiv-freetrial.com. The third major expansion, Shadowbringers™ will release on July 2, 2019.

 

FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Ardyn

Platform: Xbox One, Windows 10, PlayStation®4 system, Origin and STEAM

Developer: Square Enix

ESRB: Teen

Available: March 26

In FINAL FANTASY XV: EPISODE ARDYN, players can experience a brand new storyline from the perspective of Ardyn Lucis Caelum. Set 35 years before the events of FINAL FANTASY XV, follow the notorious villain through being freed from an extra-long life of imprisonment and entering the world of darkness, to seeking vengeance against the Lucian royal family.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross]

Platform: Android, iOS, Amazon

Developer: Square Enix

Available: Now

With over eight million players worldwide, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] lets players uncover story elements from the earliest parts of the series’ history, as well as from KINGDOM HEARTS III. Players can create their very own Keyblade wielder and adventure through Disney worlds with beautiful and stylized art while interacting with a rich cast of memorable Disney characters. The game also features both co-op and player vs player (PvP) modes for players to play with friends and compete on leaderboards to win rewards.

 

LEFT ALIVE

Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM

Developer: Square Enix

Available: Now

LEFT ALIVE brings together veteran developers Toshifumi Nabeshima (director, Armored Core series), Yoji Shinkawa from KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (character designer, METAL GEAR series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) to create a dark and gritty world. Set during a devastating invasion in war-torn Novo Slava, LEFT ALIVE tells a human story of survival, following three different protagonists, each with their own stories, and features a variety of action-packed play styles for players, blending strategic stealth maneuvers with frenetic gun battles and adrenaline-fueled encounters with powerfully armed troops, armored vehicles and towering mechs.

 

LIFE IS STRANGE 2

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC

Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment

Available: Now

The award winning LIFE IS STRANGE series continues with an incredible new 5-episode story from original developers, DONTNOD Entertainment. Experience an all-new journey into the LIFE IS STRANGE universe, a diverse world of storytelling that will solidify the franchise as a source of immersive narrative adventures for years to come.

 

STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS

Platform: iOS, Android

Developer: tri-Ace

Available: Now

A brand new journey in the popular sci-fi STAR OCEAN series, STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS, the mobile action RPG, puts players in the captain’s chair as they lead a squad of heroes across the galaxy. With fast-paced real-time combat, gorgeous 3D graphics, and a brand new co-op multiplayer mode, players have the freedom to build endless strategic and iconic teams with returning all-star characters from the beloved series.

 

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 144 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 74 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

 

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS III © Disney. © Disney/Pixar.

Developed by SQUARE ENIX.

KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] © Disney. © Disney/Pixar.

Developed by SQUARE ENIX.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! © 2007, 2018-2019 Square Enix Co., Ltd.

CHARACTER DESIGN: Toshiyuki Itahana

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA © 2018, 2019 KOEI TECMO GAMES/SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

LOGO ILLUSTRATION: © 2017 YOSHITAKA AMANO

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS © 2016-2019 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.

© SUGIYAMA KOBO

Developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

FINAL FANTASY TRADING CARD GAME © SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER © 2001, 2003, 2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.  All Rights Reserved.

CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

LOGO ILLUSTRATION: © 2001, 2003 YOSHITAKA AMANO

FINAL FANTASY XI © 2001-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE © 2006, 2017-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

FINAL FANTASY XV © 2016-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

MAIN CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

LEFT ALIVE © SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

LIFE IS STRANGE 2 © 2018, 2019 Square Enix Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.

Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment SARL.

STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS © 2016-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Developed by tri-Ace Inc.

CHOCOBO’S MYSTERY DUNGEON, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DISSIDIA, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, EIDOS MONTREAL, FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY XIV, FINAL FANTASY XV, the FINAL FANTASY XV logo, LEFT ALIVE, LIFE IS STRANGE, LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM, OPERA OMNIA, SHADOWBRINGERS, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, THE ZODIAC AGE, and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. ANDROID is a registered trademark of Google LLC. STEAM is a registered trademark of Valve Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.