As spotted and transcribed by Video Games Chronicle (thanks!), an interview at Japanese publication Nikkei with Square Enix's president Yosuke Matsuda has seemingly confirmed the company will be appearing at this year's E3. When asked whether fans can expect any new titles in 2021, Matsuda referenced previously released and announced games such as Outriders and NieR Replicant, before adding there were plans to announce more at E3.
“Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1, and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. In addition, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be released in June. We’ll be announcing the rest of the line-up [later], and we’re also planning to make an announcement at E3 in June, so please keep your eyes peeled.”
There's been no official announcement on SE's involvement as of yet, but considering its the president of the company, we're going to presume he knows best. It's also unclear what form their involvement will be. Earlier this year we had a Square Enix Presents stream, which outlined multiple titles the teams are working on.
Out of those titles, we got a glimpse of new games such as Life Is Strange: True Colors, as well as new Marvel's Avengers content coming this year. Outside of that, other titles such as Final Fantasy VII Remake's exclusivity with Sony being up, could potentially be coming to Xbox in the future. If there was a place to announce it, E3 would be the one.
What are you hoping to see from Square Enix at E3? Let us know in the comments below.