Square Enix Unleashes Slew of Announcements

Square Enix Noctis Screenshot

Square Enix had a busy day today with several major announcements revealed during Sony’s PlayStation Conference at Tokyo Game Show.

Perhaps their biggest announcement is the reveal of their newest game, “LEFT ALIVE.” Due out next year for the PlayStation 4 and Steam, “LEFT ALIVE” is a survival action shooter game set in a dark and gritty world. It features characters designed by the “Metal Gear” series character designer, Yoki Shinkawa. You can watch its trailer below to get a glimpse into the game.

Left Alive - Announcement Teaser

Next is the digital arrival of “Final Fantasy IX” in the PlayStation Store for PS4. This enhanced edition features the following:

  • High-definition movies and character models
  • Auto-save functionality
  • Seven optional booster features, including high speed mode and no encounter mode, the Master All Abilities booster, which will allow players to automatically master equipped weapons and gear, as well as features to maximize character levels, magic stone counts and gil
  • PlayStation 4 trophy support, share functionality and remote play with the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system

Available today, the game will cost $16.79 until Sept 26 before going back to its regular price of $20.99. Those who purchase the game will receive a PS4 custom theme and eight PlayStation Network avatars. You can see the game in action below.

Final Fantasy IX – Launch Trailer | PS4

Another announcement is the inclusion of Noctis in the upcoming “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.” The “Final Fantasy XV” protagonist will join Dissidia’s current roster with his iconic weapons and will be playable right at launch. Additionally, the trailer also highlights the new player vs. summon mode, a revised in-game user interface, and the premise for the game’s story. Watch the trailer below to see more details.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Tokyo Game Show 2017 Trailer

And lastly, Square Enix wants “Final Fantasy” fans to celebrate with them by drinking a glass of wine or two. The company revealed two 30th anniversary commemorative wines called “Ifrit Rouge” and “Shiva Blanc,” available directly from Winehouse.com. “Ifrit Rouge” is a pinot noir with hints of strawberry, while “Shiva Blanc” is a balanced chardonnay that is both acidic and fruity. Available for preorder now for an estimated arrival of November 2017, these two wines come from French cellar Château des Bois and will cost $55.00 per bottle. And don’t forget, only those who are 21 or older can purchase these wines.

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