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Square Enix E3 2015 Conference Live Blog (Final Fantasy Focussed)

Square Enix E3 2015 Conference Live Blog (Final Fantasy Focussed)

Written by Darryl — 16 Jun 2015

E3 2015 is well underway and we've already had some bombshells coming out of Square Enix. Check out this post for updates from the Square Enix press conference, with a spin on Final Fantasy.

This press conference will have a wide focus on Square Enix, with many of the Western properties being focussed upon; games such as Just Cause 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Life is Strange.

All times are based on PST.

11:21 - And that's a wrap. What an awesome press conference by Square Enix!

11:16 - They will be working on a new title, which is codenamed Project Setsuna and will release globally in 2016.

11:15 - There's also a new studio been created called Tokyo RPG Factory.

11:14 - He has introduced the Final Fantasy Portal App.

11:13 - Yosuke Matsuda is now on the stage, this could be something big.

11:06 - Aaand, on to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

11:02 - Star Ocean will also be a PlayStation 4 exclusive!

10:59 - Star Ocean 5 has now hit the stage. Oh and we saw a brief glimpse of Final Fantasy XV in a montage trailer.

10:52 - Phew, now that's over, we're onto a new Hitman game.

10:50 - Aim is for World of Final Fantasy to release in 2016.

10:49 - The aim is to be accessible to anyone of any age, so they can enjoy the world of Final Fantasy.

10:48 - It will also be set in a new universe, that will allow all of the Final Fantasy games to blend together, much like Dissidia and Theatrhythm.

10:47 - Will be a cross-play game on PS4 and PS Vita. It will be directed by Hiroki Chiba.

10:45 - Hashimoto has also just introduced "World of Final Fantasy".

10:45 - It looks completely different, pretty amazing really! We saw some new gameplay elements and also got introduced to some new scenes.

10:42 - World Premiere of some new Kingdom Hearts 3 footage!

10:41 - Tangled will be in Kingdom Hearts 3, as we have learned from the guys over at Disney.

10:40 - Now its time for Kingdom Hearts 3.

10:38 - Hashimoto has now introduced the Kingdom Hearts mobile game that we learned about last month (Kingdom Hearts Unchained Chi).

10:37 - Hashimoto has also revealed that Final Fantasy VII (original) on PS4 has been delayed until the end of the year, but that it will also be releasing on mobile devices.

10:36 - As we found out yesterday, we know it will be developed for PS4, but not much more information will be shared at this time.

10:34 - Wait, nevermind, even though he was introduced relating to Kingdom Hearts, we are seeing the Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer.

10:33 - Shinji Hashimoto is now on the stage to talk about some Kingdom Hearts.

10:32 - Right, now we a montage showing off some of the Japanese games including Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest Heroes.

10:30 - Patrick Naud has now taken to the stage from Square Enix Montreal to discuss some mobile titles.

10:26 - Now we have some Tomb Raider action.

10:24 - More updates will be coming in Autumn 2015, as they haven't even decided on the game's subtitle yet.

10:21 - PlatinumGames will be working with Square Enix on the gameplay and Akihiko Yoshida will be working on the art direction.

10:20 - He has announced a new NieR game that will be a PS4 exclusive and they will be bolstering up the staff to make sure the game is of a higher quality.

10:18 - Yosuke Saito has just taken to the stage to intro a new game.

10:11 - Now we're getting to check out Just Cause 3.

10:08 - Phil has mentioned that we will be seeing things from all of the core teams, including Final Fantasy.

10:07 - Says that Square Enix is changing and this can be shown by how Final Fantasy XIV has turned around, but also the Final Fantasy XV demo.

10:05 - Phil Rogers has taken to the stage to welcome us to the press conference

Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.