Nintendo Direct: Square Enix unveils new games

During the last Nintendo Direct, SQUARE ENIX made many revelations and notably revealed that CRISIS CORE FINAL FANTASY VII – REUNION would be available on December 13, 2022. The company also announced thatOCTOPATH TRAVELER IIthe new installment in the RPG franchise OCTOPATH TRAVELER, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINEa new game from the rhythm franchise, would be available in February 2023. Fans of the hit franchise Life is Strange can now play on Switch thanks to the arrival of LIFE IS STRANGE ARCADIA BAY COLLECTIONa compilation bringing together LIFE IS STRANGE REMASTERED and LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM REMASTERED for the first time, on the portable platform.

SQUARE ENIX also announced that the new RPG VARIOUS DAYLIFE was available today on Switch, and will soon be available on other platforms as well. The release date of ROMANCING SAGA -MINSTREL SONG- REMASTERED, the newest title in the popular SaGa franchise, has also been revealed. The game will be available on December 1, 2022. A free downloadable demo of HARVESTELLA is also available Switch.


The release date of CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION was confirmed during the Nintendo Direct. The game, which features completely overhauled HD graphics, a rearranged soundtrack, and an improved combat system, begins seven years before the events of FINAL FANTASY VII. It follows Zack Fair, a young Shinra SOLDIER. Throughout his adventure, he lifts the veil on the sinister secrets of Shinra’s experiments and the monsters they spawn. CRISIS CORE FINAL FANTASY VII – REUNION will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch consoles, as well as PC, on December 13, 2022.


OCTOPATH TRAVELER IIthe new installment of the OCTOPATH TRAVELER franchise, will be released on February 24, 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, and PC (Steam). Digital and physical pre-orders are already open on certain platforms.

After the release of OCTOPATH TRAVELER in 2018, which sold more than three million copies worldwide, OCTOPATH TRAVELER II promises HD-2D graphics (mixing a pixelated retro style and 3D) improved and more beautiful than ever. Players will explore Solistia and experience the adventures of eight new companions in a captivating new era.


The fan-favorite rhythm-action series returns with THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINEavailable on the February 16, 2023 in physical and digital formats on Switch and PS4. Digital pre-orders are now open on Nintendo Switch, and will open later today on PS4.

The base game includes 385 FINAL FANTASY songs. The Digital Deluxe and Premium Digital Deluxe Editions include music from other SQUARE ENIX franchises like NieR, SaGa, LIVE A LIVE, OCTOPATH TRAVELER, and more! Players can form the musical battle team of their dreams with the game’s three modes and over 100 FINAL FANTASY characters. Local and online multiplayer, plus downloadable content to explore after the game’s release, players won’t be bored this winter as they embark on this colorful musical adventure.


LIFE IS STRANGE ARCADIA BAY COLLECTION will be available on September 27, 2022 on Nintendo Switch, marking the arrival of these successful storytelling experiences on the portable platform. Physical edition pre-orders are open. Discover two LIFE IS STRANGE games, the multi-award-winning franchise, available for the first time on Nintendo Switch! Meet unforgettable characters in two thrilling stories featuring remastered graphics and improved animations optimized for Switch.

Turn back time with the power of Max or use Chloe’s repartee to change the course of things in Arcadia Bay. LIFE IS STRANGE ARCADIA BAY COLLECTION includes both LIFE IS STRANGE REMASTERED and LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM REMASTERED. This all-new collection includes: Two full games Characters and environments with remastered graphics, enhanced and optimized for Nintendo Switch Improved character animations using expression capture technology (LIFE IS STRANGE REMASTERED only) Multiple ending stories focused on choices and their consequences; Controlling Max’s time-rewind power and Chloe’s repartee to change the course of things; All soundtrack music, whether licensed or original.


SQUARE ENIX has announced that the development team behind the games OCTOPATH TRAVELER, BRAVELY DEFAULT and TRIANGLE STRATEGY will release VARIOUS DAYLIFE on the Nintendo Switch. The game will be available on PC (Steam) on September 13 at 7 p.m. CEST, and on PS4 on September 16, 2022 at 8 p.m.

People who purchase VARIOUS DAYLIFE on Switch and Steam before October 17, 2022 will receive a digital artbook as a purchase bonus at launch. VARIOUS DAYLIFE will also be available in a bundle including the Digital Deluxe Edition of TRIANGLE STRATEGY on PC via Steam. People who purchase this bundle on PC (Steam) will receive a 29% discount and the Digital Deluxe Edition of TRIANGLE STRATEGY when it releases on October 13, 2022.


The release date of ROMANCING SAGA -MINSTREL SONG- REMASTERED was announced during the Nintendo Direct. The game will be available on December 1, 2022 on PS5, PS, Switch, PC (STEAM), iOS and Android. The fourth installment in the hit Romancing SaGa franchise was originally released in Japan in 1992, then remade in 2005 in North America and Japan. Players in North America, Japan and Europe can now enjoy new features and improvements in this new HD remaster.


A free demo of HARVESTELLA, a brand new life simulation RPG, is available on Switch. In HARVESTELLA, players will experience a beautiful world that changes with the seasons, and varied gameplay as they tend to their crops, befriend the locals, and adventure through challenging dungeons . The demo allows them to begin their adventure in a colorful and vibrant world tainted by the “Quietus”, the season of death. They will be able to transfer their save data to the full version of the game when it releases on November 4, 2022.

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