Square Enix has officially announced the games that will be featured at Gamescom 2016. For those unfamiliar with it, Gamescom is a huge expo in Cologne where developers showcase their upcoming titles. This year, it runs from August 19th to August 21st. Players who attend will have the chance to get their hands on a lot of different anticipated releases.
Square Enix’s lineup will include an exclusive preview of Final Fantasy XV, the latest installment in the Final Fantasy series. The game drops later this year on September 30th. Fans of the series have been awaiting FF XV since it was first announced in 2006 as the first Final Fantasy action RPG since 2009’s Final Fantasy XIII.
Another highly anticipated game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, will be available for players to test out. Mankind Divided is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed cyberpunk RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It will continue the story of Adam Jensen following the “Aug Incident,” which temporarily turned all augmented humans mentally unstable and dangerous. Mankind Divided comes out on August 23rd just days after Gamescom.
A number of games that are being remade or updated will also be showcased, including Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XIV, Hitman, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. In conjunction with smaller developers, Square Enix will feature a sneak peak of new titles such as The Turing Test, Tokyo Dark, and Goetia. More details on these games will be forthcoming in the next several weeks.
For those lucky enough to be attending Gamescom, you can find Square Enix’s main booth in Hall 9, B31-41. They’ll also be hosting matches of Final Fantasy XIV: Battle Arena in Hall 9, C51.