By Gino Washington / August 22nd, 2014
Square Enix has announced their line-up of games and demos for PAX Prime 2014, which is happening next weekend in Seattle, Washington, from August 29-September 1. If you are “not in the know” the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is one of North America’s biggest gaming shows. Those in attendance will be granted the opportunity to play some of the most anticipated and latest games.
Role playing games that will be up for play are Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, and the mobile phone ports of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Other popular Square Enix games will also be available for demo. The first next-generation (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) edition to the popular Tomb Raider series, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be present.
Another series that returns with a game is Hitman Sniper. It is a free-to-play sniper game on iOS and Android. Those interested in the Hitman series can participate in hourly tournaments. The highest score over the weekend at the event will receive a prize and the opportunity to have their 3D model be a villain in the game, which is cool. Hopefully Agent 47 doesn’t leave the game because if he must eliminate you in real life, not cool.
Nosgoth will also be playable. It is a free-to-play multiplayer game for Windows PC based upon the Legacy of Kain series of video games.
Check out the full line-up below.
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. It stars our lovely Tomb Raider protagonist traveling to Egypt to defeat the god Set. This is a game built for 4 player Co-op however it is highly competitive as each player is awarded points at the end of a level.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is a HD compilation of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX. This will be the first time either of these games is available for the PlayStation 3 in North America. The game will also include cut scenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. Its something to hold fans over until a rightful Kingdom Hearts 3 is released.
Platform: Windows PC
Nosgoth is a free-to-play multiplayer game coming soon to PC. Set in the Legacy of Kain series universe players pick either the side of humans or vampires as they go to war with one another.
- Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Platform: Android, iOS
The original North American release for this game was for the NES in 1992. In 2008 it was remade for the Nintendo DS. Now it is available as a port on phones and tablets with the IOS and Android operating systems. This game is the first of the Zenethia Trilogy of Dragon Quest games (DQ IV-VI). Chronologically, it is the second chapter. It uniquely tells its story through the eyes of five chapters focusing on five different characters.
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Platform: Android, iOS
Originally released in North America in 2005 this game has also gotten a port to phones and tablets. This is the first game in the series to feature full 3-D graphics. Players will explore a beautiful cel-shaded world with the help of a 360 degree panning camera. This is the first game in the series to feature full 3-D graphics.
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
This game combines the music of the Final Fantasy series with role playing game elements. This game features a “Versus Mode” for players to compete against each other. There will be over 60 playable characters and 221 songs.
- Hitman Sniper
Platform: iOS, Android
A free-to-play sniper game. You are Agent 47 the world’s top assassin. You use your top-notch subtlety and marksman skills to take down your contracts. You can use money earned to upgrade your skills. As mentioned above Square-Enix will have hourly tournaments. The individual with the highest score over the weekend will have a model of him or herself included in the game.
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