Square Enix has just announced that it plans to reveal several new games, which were initially scheduled for its E2 2020 event, by the end of August. The Japanese publisher and developer has confirmed, therefore, that in spite of delays caused by the COVID-19 crisis, it still has multiple announcements to make in the next couple of months.
In an interview with No Investment, No Life (courtesy of Gematsu), the company stated that it would normally announce new titles at E3, but it was unable to prepare its own reveal event in time for the usual announcements because ‘the assets were not complete.’
Asked by shareholders to detail on how has coronavirus messed with the company’s E3 plans, it responded: “We would normally announce new games at E3, yes. We had planned to have a press conference as a replacement event but were unable to do so since assets were not complete. We’ll be announcing new titles individually as the timing permits. Several will debut around July to August.”
What Titles Should we Expect?
One of the few Square Enix games announced so far is Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, an ‘all-new rhythm-action game,’ scheduled for launch later this year. The company has already latched onto some digital alternatives to its conference, the most recent being Sony‘s PS5 Future of Gaming event, where it announced another next-generation fantasy action game Project Athia.
Athia seems to be very early in development, so we may not get any glimpses of it for a while, but it is possible Square Enix will reveal more about it in the next few months. Nevertheless, we can expect a few games to be shown by the end of August.
What exactly they are is a mystery for now. Perhaps we’ll get a next-gen Tomb Raider or a new Final Fantasy spinoff, just off the cuff.