The Square Enix Experience Returns to SDCC 2016

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The Square Enix Experience Returns to SDCC 2016

Fans can engage in the Square Enix experience inspired by Deus Ex, Final Fantasy XV, and Rise of the Tomb Raider

Square Enix Experience

Square Enix is giving fans the opportunity to live parts of their favorite games in the Square Enix Experience. Fans at San Diego Comic-Con can speed around a go-kart track, run with a bungee chord attacked to their back, and climb a snow covered wall! Here’s the breakdown of the experience:

  • 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 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.
Fans can share the experience on social media by tagging @SquareEnix.
Square Enix will also bring back the Square Enix arcade so fans can play their premiere games. Fans who play the games will get to try Turtle Beach’s EAR FORCE® PX24 gaming headsets and also see some new products from Racer. Square Enix will also be hosting 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.

Participants can share all of the action on Twitter at Twitter.com/kingsglaiveffxv, Facebook atFacebook.com/FinalFantasyMovies and using #Kingsglaive

Square Enix looks to be all over the Con. Be sure to check out their main booth (33829) and check out http://na.square-enix.com/ for more information, or read the full release here.
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