Square Enix sets E3 showcase date — and it’s Sony’s old spot

Square Enix Live showcase at E3 on Monday, June 10 in old Sony spot

Square Enix is back for another E3 showcase, “Square Enix Live,” set for Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. PT or 9 p.m. ET. This time slot was once the realm of the Sony conference, but Sony will have no E3 presence this year. It’s still sad to think they won’t be there, but if their conference would have been as boring or worse than last year’s coma, we’re all better off for them staying home. So now the question is — can Square Enix bring the hype in Sony’s place?

What to expect from Square Enix at E3

It’s unclear if Square Enix will have an actual live event or if it will be prerecorded again; it’ll probably be the latter. It’s also kind of a mystery what they will be showing off. It’s been ages since we heard about the Final Fantasy VII remake, so we might see a few new seconds of that as a good will gesture. We’ll also inevitably see more footage of Dragon Quest XI S, and maybe a definitive worldwide release date.

I would hypothesize there will be an English announcement of their upcoming mobile game, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. And it’s probably too early for this, but if we’re really lucky we’ll receive a teaser for a Switch Octopath Traveler sequel.

Platinum Games is working with Square Enix to create Babylon’s Fall, a mysterious game for PlayStation 4. And lastly, Square Enix has an Avengers game in the works that we know nothing about. Considering Avengers: Endgame is about to release, I think we’ll hear the official game announcement by E3; they don’t want to wait until all the hype is gone.

Of course, Square Enix will probably announce some brand new games too. What are you hoping for? Final Fantasy XVI? A new Final Fantasy Tactics? I just wish they’d release a “Final Fantasy Collection” for Switch containing the first six games. Would that be asking so much?!


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!