Like the other PAX events in North America, Square Enix have confirmed that they will be attending PAX East 2015 – held between and during March 6th to 8th 2015. The publisher have announced that they will be bringing three games to the event, granting attendees an opportunity to check out three upcoming titles prior to release:
1. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: While not describing what they will be showcasing at the event, they will be showcasing their upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One RPG release at the event. This will likely be in the form of a playable segment / videos.
2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Attendees can pit themselves against the daily Battle Challenges which feature the boss from the Final Fantasy series – Shiva. By beating the boss, players can win an exclusive “I BEAT SHIVA” T-Shirt.
3. Life is Strange: Square Enix and DONTNOD Entertainment is also showcasing Life is Strange at the Square Enix booth. It is likely that new instalments will be previewed during the event.
Square Enix can be found at Booth #4404 during PAX East 2015.
In addition to the standard Square Enix Booth, the company will also be holding four panels based on four of their upcoming titles. More information on each panel can be found below:
Talking Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward with Naoki Yoshida
Albatross Theater | 12PM-1PM | March 7th 2015
Join FINAL FANTASY XIV producer / director Naoki Yoshida as he takes the stage to discuss details on the acclaimed MMORPG’s first expansion – Heavensward. Note: Yoshida has a habit of announcing things he shouldn’t, so you won’t want to miss this! (…and we’ll keep the PR team distracted so they won’t interfere.)
Behind the Game Designs of Final Fantasy XV
Albatross Theater | 3PM-4PM | March 7th 2015
Join two of FINAL FANTASY XV’s lead game designers, Wan Hazmer and Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, as they share their experiences working on one of the most anticipated games of all time. Hazmer and Prasertvithyakarn are attending PAX EAST from SQUARE ENIX’s Tokyo Studios where they work in tandem to bring FINAL FANTASY XV to life. Fans will also be in for a treat with additional information revealed on the upcoming title, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD!
What If? An Insider’s Look at Life is Strange
Dragonfly Theater | 1PM-2PM | 6th March 2015
Join moderator Jessica Chobot (host of Nerdist News) and the lead developers of Life is Strange to hear the key choices they made during development. Learn which areas of the game were prototyped first and how development grew from there. We’ll also lift the curtain on what you can expect from Episode 2 and give you an exclusive first look at some of the new areas you’ll explore and some key characters you’ll meet along the way. Stick around for a code giveaway at the conclusion of the panel.
Guns N Rico – Just Cause 3’s Appetite for Destruction
Albatross Theater | 6PM-7PM | 6th March 2015
Join moderator Greg Miller and key members of Avalanche Studios – the makers of Just Cause – as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and talk about the upcoming Just Cause 3. Panelists will include Christofer Sundberg (Avalanche Studios founder and chief creative officer) Roland Lesterlin (Just Cause 3 game director) and Zach Schlappi (art director)