Square Enix and Nintendo E3 conferences


How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for June 12th, 2019. Today we’re going to be covering the Square Enix and Nintendo E3 conferences. thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript.

Alright, so Square Enix’s conference was decent, but their big players were at the beginning and the end. They started the whole thing off with the Final Fantasy VII remaster, and good gravy does this look great. The graphics have been dramatically improved, and they released some details regarding combat and how it will compare to the original. Apparently it’ll be multiple blu-ray discs as well, that’s how big it’s going to be. They also ended the conference with Marvel’s Avengers, developed by Crystal Dynamics. There was a sliver of gameplay, but it was mostly story. Lots of people were unfortunately underwhelmed with this, though we’re still a year away from release. To be honest it looked a little too generic, but hopefully they’ll prove me wrong. Other announcements from Square include a new shooter from People Can Fly called Outriders, which looked quite good. Dragon Quest XI is getting a definitive edition on the Switch. Final Fantasy VIII was also announced to get a remaster. And finally, if you’re a fan of any music from a game that Square has made, they are now all available through the usual music services.

Nintendo had a conference that a lot of people really loved, though I would say I was more lukewarm about it. If you’re big into Nintendo then this was definitely the conference for you, but if you’re not there wasn’t a whole lot. The biggest news came at the end where they announced a Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. There was a short cinematic, but not much is known past that. Super Smash Bros added some Dragon Quest characters, as well as Banjoe Kazooie. There was a ton of new information on Luigi’s Mansion 3. An interesting reveal they made was a partnership with Romero Games, with a mafia city builder called Empire of Sin, which looked like a lot of fun. There were some new cinematics for Astral Chain, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Demon X Machina. They announced Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which will be the next in the main series. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is getting another release this year. The Witcher III is headed to the Nintendo Switch. Finally, they announced Trails of Mana, which is a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, the third game in the “Secret of Mana” series which never made its way outside of Japan.

That’s all the news for today. Thank you so so much for tuning in, and thanks to Brandon for supporting the show through Patreon. My name is Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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