Square Enix to hold first E3 press briefing for three years


Square Enix will hold a press conference at this year’s E3 Show, marking the first time it has held such an event for three years.

As revealed on Twitter, the Anglo-Japanese publisher will hold what it describes as: “A special video presentation” on Monday June 11 at 6pm UK time. You can find out more about it via a dedicated Square Enix E3 website.

In the FAQs it posted on that website, Square Enix revealed that the briefing won’t be a physical press conference to which E3 attendees will be invited; instead, it will take place on the web, much like a Nintendo Direct presentation. With titles like the eagerly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider (due for a September 14 release) and the company’s modern remake of Final Fantasy VII (which currently remains shrouded in mystery) in the works, plus speculation about the existence of Just Cause 4, Square Enix’s press event should be one of E3’s main draws. 

For more news in the build-up to E3 2018, keep your eye on the show’s official website.

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