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Sora on 24 May 2007
This weekend (26th & 27th May), the London MCM (Movie, Comic, Media) Expo May 2007 will take place at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, Docklands, London, E16 1XL. There will be a Square-Enix stall (5704) which will include playable demonstrations of:
- Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS)
- Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (Nintendo DS)
- Valkyrie Profile Lenneth (PSP)
- Final Fantasy XI (Xbox 360)
- Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
- Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
- Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
Official Show Guide
MCM Expo Official Website
Bobby Edner the voice of VAAN in Square Enix’s latest instalment of the world wide hit Final Fantasy is set to attend THE London MCM Expo 26-27 May 07.
Watch out for further details which will include a daily autograph signing for fans of FF XII. As well as being the voice of ‘VAAN’ Bobby has appeared in many movies and tv shows including Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Charmed, The Pretender, Seven Days, Touched by an Angel & JAG to name a but a few!
Sora on 15 May 2007
Gamespot have now reported on the Square Enix Party 2007, and you can see their videos below. Although nothing on Kingdom Hearts itself, see if you can spot the Kingdom Hearts reference…
Although there are also a few more videos around now, I was somewhat intrigued to see how long the line to get in on the Saturday was:
Sora on 13 May 2007
YouTube member mirafi recorded many videos of the Square Enix Party 2007. Although none are Kingdom Hearts related, I thought you guys may be interested to see some of them. The first two are of the screens outside the Closed Mega Theatre, and then there’s one of a walk around the building:
Also, the official Square-Enix Party 2007 site has been updated with photos of the two days:
Photos of Square-Enix Party 2007, Saturday 12th May
Photos of Square-Enix Party 2007, Sunday 13th May
Photos of Items, Friday 18th May
Sora on 13 May 2007
Well, the second day of the Square-Enix Party this year was based mostly around Dragon Quest, and therefore no new Kingdom Hearts news has arisen. Famitsu believes that the surprise and “New Project” were something to do with the short trailer seen at the party yesterday, which means we can look forward to the Tokyo Game Show 2007 (at Chiba City near Tokyo in Japan, 20th-23rd September) for more Kingdom Hearts related news!
Japanese Yahoo Blog member gemaga1985 has put a lot of different information about the various projects and exhibitions announced and seen at the Square-Enix Party. The pictures above show the queues at 11am, in which he had to wait 100 minutes to get in, and then how packed it was when he got inside. He found out from different people that the waiting times for some of the events were up to 3 hours! Feel free to look at the gemaga1985 blog for more screenshots of the day, and of some of the announced projects including the many Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy related ones.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a picture of Yoko Shimomura on the Saturday yet, but she was there signing CDs and shaking hands. I haven’t been able to find a video of the short Kingdom Hearts trailer either, but it probably won’t be shown to the public for a few months officially.
Below are the final visitor numbers for the two days announced by Famitsu. 38,632 people turned up on Saturday and 36,602 people turned up on Sunday giving a total of 75,234 people over the course of the weekend – A great improvement on the 46,981 people who attended the 2005 Party.
Sora on 10 May 2007
The line-up of the Square-Enix Party 2007 (taking place on the 12th & 13th May) has been revealed!
Update: More titles have been revealed on the official Square Enix Party 2007 website, and the map has been put on the site! Click the image to go to the official map. Putting your mouse over the circles will reveal the event or game associated on the site itself:
- Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
- Final Fantasy: Anniversary Edition (PSP)
- Final Fantasy II: Anniversary Edition (PSP)
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road (Arcade)
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete (Blu-Ray)
Updated – Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road (Arcade)
Updated – Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Updated – Final Fantasy XIII: Fabula Nova Crystallis (PS3, TBA)
Playable Demonstrations and Videos/Images
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS)
- Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War (PSP – Solo & Multiplayer)
- Itadaki Street DS (DS)
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen & The Tower of Mirrors (Wii)
- It’s a Wonderful World (DS)
- Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS – Solo & Multiplayer)
- Final Fantasy XI (PC, PS2, Xbox 360)
Updated – DS: Style (DS)
Updated – Final Fantasy Tactics: A2 (DS)
Updated – Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis (Mobile Phone, TBA)
Updated – Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus – Lost Episode (TBA)
Updated – Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System (PS2)
Updated – Monotone (TBA)
Updated – Seiken (TBA)
Updated – Friends of Mana (TBA)
Updated – SaGa (TBA)
Updated – Chocobo de Mobile (TBA)
Updated – Dragon Quest: Monster Mobile (TBA)
Updated – Dragon Quest: Dungeon Mobile (TBA)
Updated – Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Special Project: Final Fantasy (TBA)
Updated – Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Special Project: Final Fantasy II (TBA)
Update: Other Areas
- Square-Enix Official Goods Shop
- Square-Enix Music CD Shop
- Magazine & Comic Area (including playable demos)
- Star Ocean Museum
Regardless of the fact that it’s been previously announced that Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ will have a playable demonstration at the Party, it’s not in that line-up for some reason.
The “surprise” videos and demonstrations are obviously not shown, and considering Tetsuya Nomura has said about there being a surprise that may be related to Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts may make an appearance, even though the Party’s based mostly around Final Fantasy’s 20th Anniversary.
Square-Enix Party 2007 Commercial