Square Unveils New Parasite Eve, Kingdom Hearts Alongside Entire E3 2010 Lineup

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2010 2:00pm PDT A few surprises were tucked away within Square Enix's "E3 2010 Lineup," with the publisher officially announcing that The 3rd Birthday and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will be on display--meaning the pair will be released in North America on dates to-be-determined.

A continuation of the long-dormant action-RPG series Parasite Eve, The 3rd Birthday is coming to PSP, promising "hideous creatures" that "descend on Manhattan" and the return of series star Aya Brea.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, meanwhile, is a Nintendo DS action-RPG that sees the crew of the popular Disney-Square crossover franchise "digitize [Jiminy Crickets'] journal and delve into its deepest secrets" after the events of Kingdom Hearts II.

Both were previously developed for mobile phones in some form--The 3rd Birthday was originally a mobile title before shifting exclusively to the PSP, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is likely an enhanced port of the mobile Kingdom Hearts: Coded.

More details on both, along with the rest of Square's E3 titles, can be found below:

E3 2010 Lineup

    The 3rd Birthday
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PSP system
    Genre: Action RPG
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Ship Date: TBD

    Hideous creatures descend on Manhattan. Ground reports from the squad tasked with containing the pandemonium refer to these life forms as the Twisted. An investigatory team known as the CTI is formed within the year.

    The Overdive system emerges as a means of opposition, but only one viable candidate exists - Aya Brea. A gift as she awakens from a lost past on this, the occasion of her third birth.

    For more information on The 3rd Birthday, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

    DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
    Developer: Eidos Montreal
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PlayStation3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/ Windows PC
    Genre: Action RPG
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Ship Date: 2011

    To save his life, the fundamental choice of whether or not to become augmented with cybernetics has been removed from Adam Jensen's life. Driven by the conviction of never having a choice taken from him again and using his newfound power, his need for answers will unravel the truth behind a conspiracy rooted in the foundation of the world around him as it incites a new revolution.

    The official website can be found at www.deusex3.com.

    DUNGEON SIEGE 3
    Developer: Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC
    Genre: RPG
    ESRB: Not Yet Rated
    Ship Date: TBD

    Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb's powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb, defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and pure cunning.

    DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.

    For more information on DUNGEON SIEGE 3, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

    FINAL FANTASY XIV
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Windows PC
    Genre: MMORPG
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Ship Date: 2010

    Take up arms with adventurers from around the globe and embark on an epic journey within the unforgettable realm of Eorzea - the stage for a revolutionary new MMORPG designed to fit the lifestyles of players everywhere, from casual users to the most hardcore gamers.

    The official website can be found at na.finalfantasyxiv.com.

    FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: Nintendo DS
    Genre: RPG
    ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
    Ship Date: October 5, 2010

    FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is a beautifully rendered original adventure brought to you by the acclaimed creators of FINAL FANTASY III and IV on Nintendo DS. Master all-new combat and game systems and immerse yourself in a charming storybook setting as you take on the roles of Brandt, Jusqua, Yunita and Aire. Though at first they don't always see eye to eye, these four Heroes of Light will embark on a journey full of joyous meetings and sad partings that will build bonds of trust and affection so strong that, in the end, they may even save the world!

    The official website can be found at www.ff4heroes.com/.

    FRONT MISSION EVOLVED
    Developer: Double Helix Games
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC
    Genre: Third-Person Shooter
    ESRB: T (Teen)
    Ship Date: September 14, 2010

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    The tension between two global superpowers - the O.C.U. and the U.C.S. - has coalesced into a cold war. Each watches the other in taut vigilance. Towering far above the Earth's surface, colossal structures called orbital elevators grant both parties unblinking, planet-wide surveillance. Under these simmering conditions, a new enemy emerges to ignite the flames of war and watch as the world burns.

    The official website can be found at www.frontmissionevolved.com.

    KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS
    Developer: IO Interactive
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC
    Genre: Action
    ESRB: M (Mature)
    Ship Date: August 24, 2010

    Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming's most notorious criminals. In KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS, Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld. Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay, and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience, and position this product as the stand-out shooter of 2010.

    The official website can be found at www.kaneandlynch.com.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: PSP system
    Genre: Action RPG
    ESRB: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
    Street Date: September 7, 2010

    Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own - just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.

    The official website can be found at na.square-enix.com/khbbs.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd./h.a.n.d. Inc.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platforms: Nintendo DS
    Genre: Action RPG
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Ship Date: TBD

    Sora's journey in KINGDOM HEARTS II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.

    Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn't write it - so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this "datascape" dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.

    For more information on KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

Downloadable Titles

    LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT
    Developer: Crystal Dynamics
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc
    Platforms: PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 system /Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360/ /Windows PC via STEAM
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    ESRB: T (Teen)
    Release Date: Summer 2010

    LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT is the first ever downloadable, co-op action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension incorporates the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration, discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT allows players to experience Lara Croft from an isometric viewpoint, and combines new gameplay features such as character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of cooperation and competition. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT will be available to download this summer.

    The official website can be found at www.laracroftandtheguardianoflight.com/.

    The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platform: Wii
    Service: WiiWare
    Genre: Action Puzzle
    ESRB: E (Everyone)
    Release: June 21, 2010

    Turn the tide of frantic battles by using the Wii Remote to throw animated paper bears into the pages of an unusual picture book. The battle-oriented Chaotic Conflicts will be releasing simultaneously with Puzzling Pages - a parallel game with its own unique tale and stages. Complete both games to uncover an even deeper mystery...

    The official website can be found at na.square-enix.com/bearsworth/.

    The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages
    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Platform: Wii
    Service: WiiWare
    Genre: Action Puzzle
    ESRB: E (Everyone)
    Release: June 21, 2010

    A crumbling mansion is home to a most peculiar picture book. Solve innovative puzzles by using the Wii Remote to throw animated paper bears into the picture book's unusual pages. Delve into the unfolding drama of Pina, the mysterious young girl residing in the mansion.

    The official website can be found at na.square-enix.com/bearsworth/.

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