Today, Square Enix is launching its new digital showcase dedicated to bringing fans the latest news, announcements, updates, and previews of its games. Officially named Square Enix Presents, this new event will take the form of a series that Square Enix intends to host regularly, much like Nintendo Direct, Inside Xbox, and Sony State of Play. IGN is carrying the stream and as usual, this watch guide will provide you with everything you need to know to watch the show, including when it starts, a list of places you can watch it with us, and what you can expect to see at the show. Make sure to keep an eye out for our Square Enix Presents news roundup, which will include all of the announcements and reveals from the show.
Square Enix Presents Date and Start Time
The first-ever Square Enix Presents event will take place on March 18, 2021. The stream is scheduled to start at 10am PST/1pm EST/6pm BST and will be about 40 minutes long.
How to Watch Square Enix Presents March 2021
IGN plans to carry the Square Enix Presents stream which means we’ll have it available on a variety of platforms. Here’s the full list of places you can watch the Square Enix event with us:
- IGN.com (homepage)
- IGN’s Facebook Channel
- IGN’s Twitter
- IGN’s Twitch Channel
- IGN’s Youtube Channel
- IGN’s iOS App
- IGN’s Android App
- IGN’s PlayStation 4 App
- IGN’s Xbox One App
- IGN App for Android TV
- IGN for Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- IGN 1 on Samsung TV Plus
- Pluto TV
- Plex Live TV
What Games to Expect at Square Enix Presents March 2021
The event will be hosted by well-known Dungeon Master of Critical Role, Matthew Mercer. As for the content, Square Enix hasn’t been shy about teasing what games it plans to include in the show. The lineup includes Outriders, Marvel’s Avengers, Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary, Just Cause Mobile, Balan Wonderworld, and new Square Enix Montreal games. The headliner, however, is a world premiere of a new and upcoming Life is Strange game, which Square Enix has confirmed will have “a brand new cast, power, and story.”
In our coverage of the Square Enix Presents announcement, we pointed out that it falls just two weeks shy of the Outriders release date (April 1). It also airs on the same day Marvel Avengers comes to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and launches Hawkeye DLC. We could hear more about both of these events at the show.
As for Balan Wonderworld, it’s due to launch this month on March 26 so it’s possible we’ll hear some news related to that. Square Enix recently published a blog post announcing Balan Wonderworld will have a day one patch that adjusts camera movement, controls, and balances difficulty. It also revealed a little bit about the game’s first three worlds.
There will be some mobile game news based on the inclusion of Just Cause Mobile and “new Square Enix Montreal games.” If you’re unfamiliar, Square Enix Montreal is the mobile game developer behind Lara Croft Go, Deux Ex Go, Hitman Sniper, and more.
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Last but certainly not least, is the Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary, which Square Enix previously launched a dedicated site for and revealed would be getting a year long celebration with various looks back at some Tomb Raider games. It’s possible we’ll hear more about what Square Enix has in store for that, as well.
Those are only the game Square Enix has teased. It’s very possible we’ll get some surprises, too!
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