Square Enix is coming to New York Comic-Con, and they’re bringing Final Fantasy XIII-2 with them, along with a few other titles. That includes Wakfu, Heroes of Ruin, Dead Island, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Square has planned a list of events for the show, including an “East Meets West: Art Direction for a Worldwide Audience” panel on Friday, October 14 at 10:45 a.m. Moderated by former Newsweek senior writer N’Gai Croal, it will feature an in-depth discussion between Final Fantasy XIII-2 art director Isamu Kamikokuryo and Deus Ex: Human Revolution art director Jean Jacques-Bellete. I’ll be there live blogging.
Additionally, other Square Enix events include:
- Friday, Oct. 14, (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.): Fans can participate in Tomb Raider‘s 15th anniversary celebration by attending an exclusive signing session featuring urban contemporary artist Camilla d’Errico. Attendees can stop by the Square Enix booth to receive a free 5×7 art print and autograph featuring d’Errico’s unique interpretation of Tomb Raider, a franchise that has sold over 35 million copies worldwide as of Oct. 2011.
- Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 13-16 (all day): The Final Fantasy XIII-2 “Word to Your Moogle” tour embarks on its third and last stop at New York Comic Con, where fans can enter to win event-exclusive prizes. The leaderboard and official contest rules can be found at www.wordtoyourmoogle.com. The contest will run every day during show hours at the Square Enix booth.
- Friday, Oct. 14, (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.): Square Enix teams up with Machinima and Destructoid to celebrate the January 31 launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Attendees of the event at Tonic Bar (727 7th Ave., Times Square) will be treated to drinks as well as exclusive swag and the chance to win premium prizes during the Final Fantasy trivia contest.
- Friday, Oct. 14, (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday Oct. 15-16 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.): Heroes of Ruin fans can receive a free poster signed by Adi Granov, the cover artist for Heroes of Ruin, whose most notable works include the Iron Man: Extremis series and the Iron Man films. With the poster, you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a free Nintendo 3DS at the end of the day, Friday through Sunday!
Stay tuned. We’ll be covering Comic-Con thoroughly this year.