Square Enix just announced its Tokyo Game Show 2021 games lineup for its 1st to 3rd October presentation. And while it looks standard, there is one title that is missing: Final Fantasy XVI.Â
Yep, the 16th mothership FF title may not make an appearance during TGS 2021 week. Either it’s getting its own showcase later in 2021, or it’s not ready yet (thanks, COVID-19). Or it may be a surprise tease on 3rd October’s Final Fantasy XIV livestream panel, since producer Naoki Yoshida is on it. Who knows?
Here is the full line-up and schedule. All times are in GMT+8 (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, etc.):
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (Switch, PC [Steam], iOS, Android)
Deep Insanity: Asylum (PC [Steam], iOS, Android)
Dragon Quest X Offline (TBA)
Dragon Quest X Online (PS4, Switch, PC, Wii U, 3DS)
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (PC, iOS, Android)
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier (iOS, Android)
Final Fantasy XIV (PS5, PS4, PC, Mac)
Forspoken (PS5, PC)
Imperial SaGa Eclipse (PC, Smartphone)
Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Project Triangle Strategy (Switch)
Romancing SaGa Re;Universe (iOS, Android)
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android)
18:00 â€“ Square Enix Presents TGS 2021Â â€“ A review of information released thus far and new updates on upcoming titles. Featuring MC Hiroki Yasumoto.
19:00 â€“ Opening Day! Square Enix TGS 2021 Special Live BroadcastÂ â€“ Details coming soon.
20:00 â€“ Lounge Jam: Square Enix Music TGS 2021 Special LiveÂ â€“ Featuring Ryo Miyachi Quintet.
21:00 â€“ ForspokenÂ TGS Special ProgramÂ â€“ Information on the PlayStation 5 and PC titleÂ Forspoken. Featuring MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic), Takeshi Terada (co-director), and Raio Mitsuno (creative producer).
12:00 â€“ Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the GalaxyÂ Official Livestream: â€œSelling the Galaxyâ€™s Most Awesome Misfits to SQEX CEOâ€ You got this. Probably.Â â€“Â Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the GalaxyÂ will be released worldwide on October 26. In addition to another overview of the game, it will be presented to the president of Square Enixâ€¦!? Look forward to various information on the game just ahead of its release. Featuring MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic), Daisuke Yamamoto (localization producer), Ken Rose (localization director), and Yousuke Matsuda (Square Enix president).
13:15 â€“ Nobuo Uematsuâ€™s â€œI Heard that Woodsmen are Popularâ€¦â€ â€“ Featuring Nobuo Uematsu (composer), Keiji Kawamori (music director), and Makoto Ise (sound director).
14:30 â€“ Final Fantasy: Brave ExviusÂ TGS 2021 Live StreamÂ â€“ Game information, development stories, and more. There may even be a giveaway during the live stream!?
15:45 â€“ War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave ExviusÂ TGS 2021 Special Live StreamÂ â€“ An overview ofÂ War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, including the new content â€œAnother Story.â€ Featuring Kay Hirono (Final Fantasy: Brave ExviusÂ series producer), Nakai Kazuhide (War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave ExviusÂ assistant producer), and MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic).
16:45 â€“ SaGa Series TGS 2021 Special Live StreamÂ â€“ The latest information on theÂ SaGaÂ series includingÂ Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend,Â Imperial SaGa Eclipse, andÂ Romancing SaGa Re;universe. Featuring Akitoshi Kawazu (SaGaÂ series general director), Masanori Ichikawa (SaGaÂ series producer), Kazuma Oushuu (Imperial SaGa EclipseÂ producer), Kenji Ito (composer), Benny Matsuyama (game writer, novelist), Hikaru Ishihara (Akatsuki development staff), Yousuke Fujimoto (THINK & FEEL director), MC Nobuo (Penguins comedian), and assistant MC Yui (actor and talent).
18:45 â€“ ChouÂ Dragon Quest XÂ TV TGS 2021 Special â€“ The Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online edition of the popular live stream program ChouÂ Dragon Quest X TV. Featuring Koji Aoyama (Dragon Quest X OnlineÂ producer), Takashi Anzai (Dragon Quest X OnlineÂ director), Ami Niimaruichi (3rd Novice Ambassador), Leena (5th Novice Ambassador), and MCs Motohiro Takewaka (Buffalo Goro) and Ayana Tsubaki (talent).
20:00 â€“ Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy OriginÂ TGS 2021 Special BroadcastÂ â€“ A review of the survey from the June-released trial version, plus live gameplay and more with special guests. Featuring MC Masao Koori, Kasumi Ashizawa (game talent and voice actor), Sayaka Kano (game idol), Tetsuya Nomura (Square Enix creative producer) (heavenly voice), Daisuke Inoue (Square Enix director), Hiroya Usuda (Koei Tecmo director), and Michinobu Kumabe (Koei Tecmo director).
21:00 â€“ Square Enix Jazz Live Painting
11:00 â€“ Final Fantasy Trading Card Game: Beginnerâ€™s Hall at TGS 2021
14:30 â€“ Educational Program: â€œWorldwide Okabeâ€Â â€“ Featuring Keiichi Okabe (NieRÂ series composer), Yoko Taro (NieRÂ series creative director), and Yosuke Saito (NieRÂ series producer).
16:30 â€“ Final Fantasy VII: The First SoldierÂ TGS 2021 Special Live StreamÂ â€“ Another overview of the game, plus live gameplay and more with the development team and guests. Featuring MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic), assistant Kasumi Ashizawa (game talent and actor), live streamer Taiga Kishi, guest streamers SHAKA and Alelu, Shoichi Ichikawa (producer), and Tetsuya Nomura (creative director) (heavenly voice).
18:00 â€“ Deep Insanity: AsylumÂ Pre-Release TGS 2021 Special Live StreamÂ â€“Â Deep Insanity: AsylumÂ will be released for PC, iOS, and Android this fall. A deep mystery adventure of a young man who lost his memory will unfold in a huge underground world known as Asylum. A deep dive into the mysteries hidden in this title with the development team and creators of the gameâ€™s world. Featuring Makoto Fukami (world creator), Norimitsu Kaihou (world creator), Ryoutarou Ishii (producer), and MC Yui.
19:00 â€“ Dragon Quest X OfflineÂ Show Full of NewsÂ â€“Â Dragon Quest X OfflineÂ has been shrouded in mystery since its announcementâ€¦ but the producer and his guests will now share the latest information. Featuring Haruna Iikubo (talent), Takuma Shiraishi (Dragon Quest X OfflineÂ producer0, and MC Jun Fukuyama (voice actor).
20:00 â€“ Final Fantasy XIVÂ Yoshi-P Sanpo in TGS 2021 OnlineÂ â€“Â Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida visits the public servers and plays with users in this live stream. Featuring Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIVÂ producer and director) and Toshio Murouchi (Final Fantasy XIVÂ global community producer).