Airtight Games and Square Enix Debuting Downloadable Game At PAX
Airtight Games have quietly flown under the radar since Dark Void was released. Not a peep was heard until I checked my email this morning. I see that Square Enix of all publishers will be unveiling a new digital download title this year at PAX and the developer is who… Airtight.
I quick shot over to the Airtight Games website shows that they currently have 2 projects in development. A “AAA title in a genre that is both unique and refreshingly unexplored”, probably not the droids we are looking for, and an “exciting new mid sized game with all kinds of physical possibilities.” This seems like the game to me. The only thing I am worrying about is that “physical possibilities” line, makes me think of Kinect. So this might be the last time you see this game mentioned on the site!
But this is all just speculation at this point. The only thing we know for sure is that it is “incredibly fascinating and quirky” per the press release below.
If you are at PAX this week and want to hear more, check out the panel with former Portal team member Kim Swift, the creative director on this project, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Room on Saturday, August 26th.
[toggle title=”Show Press Release”]SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR PAX 2011 LINEUP
Exclusive Panel from the Mind behind PORTAL, Kim Swift, to Unveil New Downloadable Game;
“Word to Your Moogle” Tour Embarking for a Second Destination
LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2011) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, has announced its lineup for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime), set to take place at the Seattle Washington State Convention & Trade Center from August 26–28.
PAX Prime attendees will be able to preview and play the following Square Enix titles at booth 3646:
DEAD ISLAND™ – In Deep Silver’s hotly anticipated action title arriving at retailers September 6, the lush island paradise of Banoi truly is a holiday destination with everything – including a lethal zombie outbreak.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™ – The critically acclaimed and award winning release from Eidos Montréal will be available at North American retailers tomorrow! PAX attendees are invited to experience the game rated at 94 percent by PC Gamer, as well as attend a premier community event.
FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 – Serah and Noel are desperately searching for Lightning in the next installment from Square Enix’s all-star production team.
HEROES OF RUIN™ – The Nintendo 3DS™ becomes the backdrop for a deeply social adventure featuring a band of unlikely heroes.
WAKFU® – Discover the vibrant world of WAKFU, the latest MMORPG from Ankama Studios. With 14 different classes to choose from, in WAKFU, everything depends on you! A new class will be unveiled exclusively for PAX attendees.
In addition to getting hands-on with the games, PAX attendees will be the first to see Square Enix and Airtight Games globally reveal a top-secret joint project through their exclusive panel. Meet the development team, including Creative Director Kim Swift (PORTAL™, Left 4 Dead® 1, Left 4 Dead 2) and the rest of the Airtight Games team, and hear their explanation of how they are bringing an incredibly fascinating and quirky game to life. The panel will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Room.
PAX Prime attendees are also invited to take part in community events devoted to DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2:
August 26–28 (All day at booth 3646): FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 “Word to Your Moogle” tour will embark on its second stop at PAX Prime, where fans can enter to win event exclusive prizes. The leaderboard and official contest rules can be found at www.wordtoyourmoogle.com.
Friday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.: DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION partners with AMD, machinima.com, and OnLive® to celebrate the official release of the newest installment of the DEUS EX series! Attendees of the launch party at the Diller Room (1224 First Avenue, Seattle, WA) will be treated to food and drink, a playable AMD Eyefinity three-screen demo station, as well as exclusive swag and premium prizes. More details of the event to be followed.
DEAD ISLAND and DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION are rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na/.[/toggle]