SQUARE ENIX® is once again giving fans the opportunity to participate in the Square Enix Experience, a themed outdoor area at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 celebrating some of the company’s leading franchises. The Square Enix Experience returns for 2016 with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – The Icarus Dash, FINAL FANTASY® XV – The Royal Race and a Rise of the Tomb Raider® Glacier Climb.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will host the Icarus Dash; FINAL FANTASY XV will allow fans to speed around a go-kart track; and Rise of the Tomb Raider will challenge participants to conquer Lara Croft’s snow-covered wall climb. The Square Enix Arcade presented by Turtle Beach, featuring numerous Square Enix games and a beer garden await those who make it out from these challenges.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Icarus Dash
Enter the dark world of Deus Ex Mankind Divided and become covert agent Adam Jensen without the trench coat and fashionable shades. Showing off the Icarus Dash move, participants will have to run as fast as they can with a bungee cord on their back while shooting a laser gun at targets.
- FINAL FANTASY XV – The Royal Race
Fans can race each other in this themed, go-kart race that takes them through the various landscapes of FINAL FANTASY XV. Visitors can also have a photo taken to commemorate their race.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Glacier Climb
The Rise of the Tomb Raider Glacier Climb, inspired by the opening sequence of the game, will allow fans to test their skill and will against the hostile environments Lara faces. The 30-foot glacier wall covered in snow, offers an incredible opportunity for fans to experience Lara’s world. Climbers can have their photo taken while on the wall to capture their adventure. This obstacle challenge is the latest event in the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (#TombRaider20), a year-long salute to the iconic heroine.
The Square Enix Arcade hosts numerous kiosks featuring Square Enix’s premier games and Turtle Beach’s EAR FORCE® PX24 gaming headsets, which offer players game changing features like Superhuman Hearing™, Virtual Surround Sound, Bass Boost and much more. Visitors can enter and experience some of the most highly anticipated and recently released games for the first time. Also on display will be an exciting new product line from Razer.
After an exhausting sprint with a bungee, a go-kart race and a treacherous wall climb, visitors can relax in the beer garden and enjoy music with an ice-cold beer. The beer will be offered after a donation to charity for those 21 years and older.
The Square Enix Experience will be located at 7th Avenue and Market Street in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, June 22-23 from noon until 10pm.
In addition to the Square Enix Experience, the company will host the following panels:
20 Years of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft’s Multimedia Empire
Room 24ABC – Saturday , July 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
In 1996, Core Design unleashed Lara Croft on the world when they released the first Tomb Raider video game. Over the past two decades, Tomb Raider expanded to all facets of pop culture and entertainment – from critically acclaimed video games to record-breaking Hollywood movies; from best-selling comic series and chart-topping singles. Join major Franchise contributors on Saturday, July 23, for a conversation about Lara Croft’s multimedia empire, presented by the top-tier talent who brought her to life across different mediums.
Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Camilla Luddington (Voice and Performance Artist for Lara Croft), Noah Hughes (Franchise Creative Director) Andy Park (Comic and Concept Artist) and Debbie Lash (Eidos’ Lara Croft model manager and marketing executive).
Deus Ex and Open Bionics: Bridging the Gap between Fiction and Reality
Room 8 – Saturday, July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Greg Miller hosts as Eidos-Montréal and Open Bionics discuss their collaboration to create affordable, functional and fashionable 3D-printed prosthetic arms, inspired by the Deus Ex Universe.
Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director, Deus Ex Universe), Samantha Payne (Co-Founder and COO, Open Bionics) and Joel Gibbard (CEO, Open Bionics)
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV
Room 7AB – Saturday, July 23, 7:30-8:30pm
The FINAL FANTASY franchise returns with KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV, the fully CG animated movie and FINAL FANTASY XV, the highly-anticipated video game. The talented cast and team behind the movie will share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the brand new, full-length movie trailer and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective.
Panelists: Takeshi Nozue (KINGSGLAIVE director), Liam Mulvey (KINGSGLAIVE Voice, Motion Capture Actor and 3D Base Model), Andrea Tivadar (KINGSGLAIVE Motion Capture Actor and 3D Base Model), Dan Inoue (Lead Writer) and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US Senior Marketing Manager).
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV will be in select theaters nationwide August 19th and is currently available for Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital pre-order.
At Booth #3829 in the San Diego Convention Center, attendees will also have the opportunity play several Square Enix titles including DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, FINAL FANTASY XV, I AM SETSUNA, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER and WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY.