After an exciting day full of announcements from Microsoft and Bethesda on Sunday, Square Enix is kicking things off on Monday with its first E3 press conference since 2015. I don't feel like it is an entitlement to say that there should be just a little bit more effort.
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The Dragon Quest Heroes XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Edition of Lost Time will only be available through the Square Enix Store. There's just such a harsh divide between the extended demos of Western games coming out of what used to be Eidos and the nigh-incomprehensible trailers of Japanese role-playing games from Square Enix proper. But cohesion be damned if it means getting cool new video games.
The Amazing Adventures of Captain Spirit will release for free on June 26.
Outside of that, there was a sneak peek at a new title called The Quiet Man, which at first glance seems to be a title devoted to a deaf man punching Hispanic dudes in alleys throughout NY.
While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, DRAGON QUEST XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to long-time fans and franchise newcomers alike. Too bad no news on the Nintendo Switch version yet.
Octopath Traveler was also given a quick name check, while a crossover with Monster Hunter: World was announced for MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online this summer. Additionally we saw the Kingdom Hearts III trailer we saw at the Microsoft event yesterday, along with a deeper look into Captain Spirit, which looks cute, but I find it hard to get super excited about. But the biggest disappointment for us is the lack of news of whatever Square Enix's Marvel project is going to be.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release on September 14.
A number of Square Enix titles have already been revealed at some of the other showcases including Kingdom Hearts III and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.