Life is Strange: True Colors, Black Panther, and Forspoken (formerly ‘Project Athia’) were shown at the event
Square Enix is hosting a digital event today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and running down the list of news on-deck, Life is Strange is the headliner – but that’s just me. Maybe you unexpectedly adore Outriders, you’re clinging onto Avengers, or you have a great feeling about Tomb Raider‘s 25th anniversary.
After some decent highs and horrible lows last year during the endless summer of video game news streams, I don’t know what to expect from Square Enix Presents. I just know that the first 30 seconds or so will set the tone. I’m contractually obligated to stick with it, but you? You can bounce whenever.
At a minimum, we’ll learn more about Life is Strange, Outriders, Balan Wonderworld (godspeed), Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Avengers, Just Cause Mobile, other mobile games, and some “delightful” Taito titles.
The Square Enix Presents showcase for Spring 2021 is expected to last around 40 minutes. That’s a lotta time for Takes. You might want to pace yourself, though – it’s going to be another long year.
[Update: It’s over! Here are the major announcements from the show:
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is out now, and it’s 20 bucks for a limited time
- Life is Strange: True Colors is the next adventure from Deck Nine
- Life is Strange and Before the Storm are being remastered
- Black Panther and Klaw are headed for Marvel’s Avengers ‘later this year’
- Project Athia is now called Forspoken and it has freaky bears
All in all, it was better than expected given the relatively low stakes involved. Life is Strange: True Colors already looks compelling to me, and I’m all about Forspoken‘s magic-infused traversal. The showcase’s actual news wasn’t groundbreaking or anything, but the quality of the presentation was pretty nice.]