Square Enix recently registered the name Square Enix Presents, and it was widely assumed that it could be a digital event to showcase its upcoming games, following the competition. And that was confirmed. Already on March 18, it will broadcast the first of a series of online broadcasts, where it will show fans new games, updates and other news.
The event will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch and will last approximately 40 minutes. Already at the moment, the publisher is enticing that it will include the world premiere of a new game from the Life is Strange series, originally created by the French studio Dontnod Entertainment. In the sequel, a new hero or heroine with a new ability will appear, attracting Square Enix.
Tomb Raider will also be mentioned as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the series, but we do not count on the announcement of a new game, given that the publisher is primarily attracting Life is Strange.
In addition, other trailers and video gameplay will appear at the event. There will be sci-fi Outriders from the Polish studio People Can Fly. Balan Wonderworld and new content for Marvel’s Avengers will reappear. Tomb Raider will also be mentioned as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the series, but we do not count on the announcement of a new game, given that the publisher is primarily attracting to Life is Strange.
Rather, it looks like the official announcement of Lara Croft’s recently leaked collection of recent adventures, which we learned about prematurely through the Microsoft Store. It should be released on March 18, when the event itself takes place, so it could be a popular format of announcements and instant releases. We have known for some time that the Tomb Raider series is about to be continued, but it has been suggested that we will wait for a while. Its goal should be to unify modern and original games in terms of continuity.
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The event will also commemorate the recently introduced Just Cause Mobile event and announce another mobile title from Square Enix Montréal, Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, Deus Ex Go and Hitman: Sniper. And a few games at the event will be shown by the sister company Taito.
Finally, let’s briefly stop at the Life is Strange series. It debuted in 2015 and, as already mentioned, the original authors are developers from the Dontnod Entertainment studio (Remember Me, Vampyr, Tell Me Why, Twin Mirror). Prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, however, the American team created Deck Nine before Dontnod returned with Life Is Strange 2. It is possible that the next part does not originate in the offices of the original authors, because they do not own the brand, but Square Enix.