E3 2021: Guardians of the Galaxy, Hitman Sniper, Babylon’s Fall and More Announced at Square Enix Presents

Square Enix Presents showcased a number of highly anticipated upcoming games, including a new game from the Nier series, on smartphones.

Square Enix Guardians of the Galaxy

Square Enix Presents has been hosted, and with that, we have new games at hand. The biggest title this year is the new Guardians of the Galaxy game, which headlined the event. The new Black Panther DLC for Avengers also looks really cool, while there was clear focus on mobile platforms. Hitman Sniper, NieR: Reincarnation and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier are all based on smartphone platforms, which clearly reflects on a shifting tide in the realm of hardcore, professional gaming. Here’s everything from the publisher’s stable this year at E3 2021.

List of Square Enix games showcased at E3 2021

  1. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Hitman Sniper: The Shadows
  3. Babylon’s Fall
  4. Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda DLC
  5. Life is Strange: True Colours
  6. NieR: Reincarnation
  7. Final Fantasy Origin: Stranger of Paradise
  8. Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
  9. Legends of Mana

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

The big reveal from Square Enix at E3 2021 was its own take on Guardians of the Galaxy, and at least from the trailers, this looks more promising straightaway than what happened with the Avengers title. It’s a third person, single player game that narrates a Guardians storyline with Star-Lord as your main character. However, you’ll get to take many decisions and involve the rest of the gang in combat.

Release date

October 26, 2021

Platforms

PC, PlayStation (4, 5), Xbox (One, Series X|S)

Hitman Sniper: The Shadows

Developed by Square Enix Montreal, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows has plenty of potential to be one of the best mobile video games around. Thankfully, it’s not yet another battle royale game, but introduces a story line, with mission based gameplay and new agents as playable characters.

Release date

Before end-2021

Platforms

iOS, Android

Babylon’s Fall

More cinematic details come through for Babylon’s Fall, which enjoys a decent amount of hype and interest among gamers. The E3 2021 showcase from Square Enix further revealed that the title will be a live service one that will add new moves and features with time – a ploy in trend now to keep gamers coming back for more.

Release date

None, recruiting for closed beta

Platforms

PC, PS4, PS5

Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda DLC

The DLC adds the much loved Black Panther to the middling Avengers title, and this may as well do the game some good. The trailer looks sleek and swanky, and if the gameplay and storyline are managed well, this might just be the revival of the so-far failed Avengers game.

Release date

None

Platforms

PC, PlayStation (4, 5), Xbox (One, Series X|S), Stadia

Life is Strange: True Colours

Along with the Remastered collection, Life is Strange is set to add to the story-based game with a new set of visuals and even abilities. There are new abilities available for the main characters, and all things considered, this is definitely one of the games worth looking forward to.

Release date

September 10, 2021

Platforms

PC, PlayStation (4, 5), Xbox (One, Series X|S), Stadia

NieR: Reincarnation

By the looks of it, NieR: Reincarnation can be one of the most gorgeous mobile video games of all time. It looks absolutely incredible, and the level of maturity in its animations is striking. We just hope that it lives up to our expectations.

Release date

None

Platforms

iOS, Android

Final Fantasy Origin: Stranger of Paradise

With yet another new Final Fantasy title comes yet another objective driven gameplay that continues on its previous storyline. The graphics and the gameplay mechanics here look a bit dated even from the trailer, but Final Fantasy has its own set of loyal fans, so that might just be overlooked.

Release date

2022

Platforms

PC, PlayStation (4, 5), Xbox (One, Series X|S), Stadia

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

Yet another mobile game, this one cashes in on the battle royale demand by staging the gameplay into the Final Fantasy saga. It is set 30 years before the original Final Fantasy VII storyline, and the battle royale mode will have you use all available powers and weapons to be selected as the chosen soldier in Shinra’s tryouts.

Release date

End-2021

Platforms

iOS, Android

Legends of Mana

Legends of Mana looks as if someone clubbed Cardcaptor Sakura together with the Ori series to create a hybrid version of sorts. The showcase revealed the game’s opening movie, and if you’re interested in Japanese anime-style gameplay, this may just be your thing.

Release date

June 24, 2021

Platforms

PC, PS4, Switch

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