Square Enix announces Japan Expo 2013 schedule
posted on 06.21.13 at 08:56 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Lightning Returns, remasters and "other surprises."

Square Enix is coming to Japan Expo in France next month with Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and other surprises. The publisher today announced its program.

Thursday, July 4

  • 3:00 p.m.: Final Fantasy Conference – Come see exclusive presentations of upcoming episodes in the series: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster with Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with Naoki Yoshida.
  • 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Signing with Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama / Signing with Naoki Yoshida – For each of these sessions, the first 100 people who present themselves at the signing point during the day will receive a voucher allowing them access to a signing.

Saturday, July 6

  • 3:00 p.m.: Square Enix Conference – Rediscover the origins of Kingdom Hearts with an exclusive presentation of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix with Shinji Hashimoto. Other surprises also await you!

Japan Expo runs from July 4 to 7.

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  • SuperLuigi

    Hopefully anything new on lightning returns, kh 3, a realm reborn, and XV. I’m really loving square lately with these new releases. Maybe the new suprises are ff xii hd and kh 2.5 remix?!

    • KnifeAndFork

      uh no on the last sentence. They need to see how the global sales of FF X HD & KH 1.5 remix do first before they invest in others they said earlier this week….

      • Zackasaur

        That only applies to FF. KH 2.5 HD Remix has already been in development for a while.

      • SuperLuigi

        Well the ending credits in 1.5 show images of the inevitable 2.5 and the creator wanted all the games to be on a system…even though 3 will be on the next gen consoles

  • Potionzmaster

    Kingdom hearts -> “Other surprises also await you”
    I think I have an idea what that might be :P

  • Elvick

    KH 2.5 ReMix, I’m sure. I’ll actually be really surprised if it’s not there.

    I’d take a Vita port of 1.5 ReMix though. ;3

    • Alos88

      It’ll either be there or at TGS, the HD screenshots during the credits of 15 were a pretty strong hint that this is happening.

  • Marcus Vinicius Tito

    Hope for a Vita version of KH 1.5.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      I’m seriously surprised that they’d do FFX and FFX-2 and let Kingdom Hearts just slide over like that, console focus or not. So hopefully that’ll change sometime. I’m wondering if other surprises include some sort of localization announcement, with TGS and Gamescom looming I dunno how big a surprise this would be.

  • Guest

    Kingdom Hearts Movie

  • Rafael Martines

    Final Fantasy Tactics for Vita *__* I still hope :P

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Curious, what’s wrong with playing the PSP version on Vita?

      • Rafael Martines

        Slowdowns at magic and summons…
        No online co-op, versus multiplayer…
        no trophies :)

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          I knew the slowdowns would come up, though the rest… Understandable requests, though couldn’t you use adhoc party for the multiplayer at least?

          • Rafael Martines

            If I have friends with PSVita :

            • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

              Mid July, I have the game via PS+ Just waiting for my 3G Vita to reach my hands (and renew said PS+). I’d be happy to do the multiplayer with you =]

  • Snuff

    The world ends with you 2!!!!

    • Nice Boat

      I didn’t read that as a title “The world ends me too?” XD

  • Solomon_Kano

    Surprises? Interest piqued.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Came to post this, so I suppose I should be excited on Saturday July 6, good, good.

  • Learii

    no FF XV or KH 3 info or trailers then I not watchinng

  • KnifeAndFork

    No new FF XV/KH III info, no care

  • Nice Boat

    They better redub the dialogue from FFX. I mean the voice acting was okay for 2002 since Metal Gear was the only with an awesome but it’s laughable in 2013. Unlike Devil May Cry 1 which was rereleased in HD, this game relies too much on voice acting even to show character development such as when Taylor changes Tidus’ voice across the story.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Doubt they’ll do that.

      What I want to see is if they’ll improve the framerate. Characters and npcs moved too herky jerky like they were on fast forward. Was really strange. In FF XII, there was not that problem..

  • Zackasaur

    I am pre-ordering literally all of these games!

  • Unknown

    The surprise is probably the announcement of KH 2.5 HD Remix

  • Xwolf

    More on ff15 please. Ff15 is awesome and looks promising.
    Ff13 franchise is horrible. The original 13 is just moderate, the second is really bad, and the third one looks bad also.
    They should just finish with the first original one without making a sequel.

  • PrinceHeir

    2.5 HD Remix TGS 2013!!!!

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      But why would they announce that here then, versus just waiting till September =O?

      • PrinceHeir

        probably TGS 2013, but hey you never know!

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          Feels more likely to announce 1.5 Vita and Type0 HD. However that migh make Gamescom a little less worthwhile.

  • almostautumn

    No Drakengard 3? Boooo!

  • artemisthemp

    Hopefully Square Enix is ready with a Release date for FFX/X-2 HD