Square Enix Announces Special Guests for GamesCom - Gematsu
Square Enix Announces Special Guests for GamesCom
posted on 08.11.09 at 11:05 PM EST by (@salromano)


Square Enix Europe is going to GamesCom, bringing along some astonishing titles including the likes of Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV and NIER. How exactly these titles will be presented was not revealed until today, however. It looks like some special guests will be attending the event as well.

Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII, and Motomo Toriyama, the director, will be at the show for Final Fantasy XIII. Hiromichi Tanaka, producer of Final Fantasy XIX, will also be at the show to show the MMORPG.

Jeremy Lee, development director for Front Mission Evolved, and David Verfaillie, the lead designer, will be at the show to show off the upcoming third-person shooter.

There’s more. Takayuki Kawasaki will be on the floor showing off their upcoming NIER. Finally, Chris Taylor will be showing off Supreme Commander 2.

It seems like Square Enix is bringing out most (I still miss Versus XIII, but I’m guessing that’s for TGS) of their big guns. Stay tuned because GamesCom Cologne this year is looking big.


London (11th August 2009) – Square Enix Europe, the new company integrating the publishing, sales and marketing forces of Square Enix Ltd. (Square Enix) and Eidos Interactive (Eidos), today announces key development talent from Japan, America and Europe will be attending GamesCom (Cologne, August 19th – 23rd).

Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Motomu Toriyama (Director) will be flying in from Japan for the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY® XIII. Hiromichi Tanaka (Producer) will be attending on behalf of the development team working on the recently announced MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY XIV.

Jeremy Lee (Development Director) and David Verfaillie (Lead Designer) will be attending for the forthcoming Third-Person Shooter, FRONT MISSION EVOLVED™.

Takayuki Kawasaki (Project Manager) on the Action-Adventure game NIER™; Victor Kislyi (CEO, Wargaming.net) and Nick Katselapov (VP of Business Development, Wargaming.net) will be attending for the forthcoming World War II Strategy Action title, ORDER OF WAR™; and Chris Taylor (Creator) of SUPREME COMMANDER® 2 will all be present at the show.


The above teams will be attending a special Square Enix photocall on the first day of the show which will be open to all media.

Date: Wednesday 19th August
Time: 10am start
Location: Square Enix stand – Hall 6, booth B54

More about Square Enix at GamesCom

GamesCom 2009 will mark the first time Square Enix and Eidos titles will be showcased together; highlighting the growing diversity of the expanding global entertainment company. This year’s stand features games developed from around the world offering highly-anticipated experiences across genres and platforms.

The playable world premiere of SUPREME COMMANDER 2 and a special presentation of the forthcoming MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY XIV will be joined by the eagerly-awaited BATMAN™: ARKHAM ASYLUM, DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY XIII, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS, MINI NINJAS™ and ORDER OF WAR.

“We are delighted to be a part of GamesCom 2009. As the largest European games show it is the perfect event for our newly created European organisation to showcase the combined strength of our product line up for the very first time,” said Phil Rogers, chief executive officer for the new organisation.

“This year’s show promises to be unforgettable with world premieres and our most diverse range of titles to date,” said Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brand, Square Enix products. “GamesCom 2009 gives us a great opportunity to share our most exciting upcoming games directly with consumers.”

To experience the latest titles from Square Enix first-hand, visit booth B54 in Hall 6 of GamesCom 2009. To find out more about Square Enix’s titles at GamesCom, please visit our official website at http://www.eu.square-enix.com/gamescom

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  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Will this be on G4tv like E3? Im still disappointed that birth by sleep isnt mentioned.