Square Enix details PAX lineup
posted on 08.27.12 at 01:39 PM EST by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary celebration.

Square Enix has detailed its Penny Arcade Expo lineup. The publisher is bringing Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, the now available Sleeping Dogs – all three of which will be playable on the show floor – and the celebration of Final Fantasy‘s 25th anniversary to this weekend’s Seattle-based expo.

The Final Fantasy celebration begins on Friday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m. in the ACT Theatre at 700 Union Street. Fans will be able to reexperience their favorite Final Fantasy titles through “dozens” of playable units spanning “multiple generations,” as well as participate in a series of commemorative activities. Prizes, including fan-favorite character plushies and Final Fantasy XIII-2-branded PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s, will be awarded. Fans can also take their photo at a Final Fantasy-themed photo booth, and will be able to receive a special anniversary poster featuring artwork from Yoshitaka Amano.

At 5:00 p.m., Square Enix will host a “special content presentation” for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. And at 7:30 p.m., it will share a video message from Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo regarding the new direction of Lightning’s story.

Additionally, Square will host a “Contracts Mode”-focused Hitman: Absolution panel on Sunday, September 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Unicorn Theater.

  • zakou

    Best picture choice!

    • Hinano

      Indeed! Dem lips. <3

      Looking forward to it as always! this is all in EST?

  • Kurai Warrior

    In other words SE Japan has pretty much NOTHING for me to look forward to. Yay.
    This is a pretty weak lineup.

  • xMCXx

    No Versus, though?
    TGS it is, then.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    my blood so Ready For New story lightning

    i hope is gonna Action RPG Like FFVXIII :))

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Oh God no, please don’t announce FF XIII-3.

  • chinglee

    My body is ready for FFXIII!

    I just hope it’s not a movie or something…

  • ekka4shiki

    Well, it seems many (me included) assume that the next game will be XIII-3 and yeah it’s quite safe to say that. Whether or not it really will be called XIII-3, that’s another matter. The main point is that people generally expect a direct sequel to continue the story from XIII-2 cliffhanger and (hopefully) a proper closure for the unplanned trilogy (XIII, XIII-2, XIII-3).

    But wait, they only said this new game will present new direction of Lightning’s story. That … can means anything, right? Which means a spin-off game with Lightning as main character is also a possibility. Could be Requiem of the Goddess but made into full blown game or maybe entirely new concept that cannot be done in direct sequel, just your imagination. With Lightning receiving so much push from Square Enix as this generation FF icon and with their obsession to make more XIII title, it’s not that surprising if they really planned something like this.

    Just want to say that, lol. I don’t know if i prefer the the next game will be direct sequel starring Lightning or Lightning’s spin off. In the end, I just want it to be a game so i can play it.

    And yeah, can’t wait for Lightning new costume. After guardian corps uniform and warrior goddess outfit, one gotta wonder what’s next … :/