This Is Square Enix’s TGS 2021 Online Lineup; Final Fantasy XVI Is Not In It

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. 

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)
  • Marvel’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)

1st October

  • 18:00 – Square Enix Presents TGS 2021 – A review of information released thus far and new updates on upcoming titles. Featuring MC Hiroki Yasumoto.
  • 19:00 – Opening Day! Square Enix TGS 2021 Special Live Broadcast – Details coming soon.
  • 20:00 – Lounge Jam: Square Enix Music TGS 2021 Special Live – Featuring Ryo Miyachi Quintet.
  • 21:00 – Forspoken TGS Special Program – Information on the PlayStation 5 and PC title Forspoken. Featuring MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic), Takeshi Terada (co-director), and Raio Mitsuno (creative producer).

2nd October

  • 12:00 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Official Livestream: “Selling the Galaxy’s Most Awesome Misfits to SQEX CEO” You got this. Probably. – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be released worldwide on October 26. In addition to another overview of the game, it will be presented to the president of Square Enix…!? 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 – Nobuo Uematsu’s “I Heard that Woodsmen are Popular…” – Featuring Nobuo Uematsu (composer), Keiji Kawamori (music director), and Makoto Ise (sound director).
  • 14:30 – Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius TGS 2021 Live Stream – Game information, development stories, and more. There may even be a giveaway during the live stream!?
  • 15:45 – War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius TGS 2021 Special Live Stream – An overview of War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, including the new content “Another Story.” Featuring Kay Hirono (Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius series producer), Nakai Kazuhide (War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius assistant producer), and MC Susumu Imadachi (Elec. Comic).
  • 16:45 – SaGa Series TGS 2021 Special Live Stream – The latest information on the SaGa series including Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy LegendImperial SaGa Eclipse, and Romancing SaGa Re;universe. Featuring Akitoshi Kawazu (SaGa series general director), Masanori Ichikawa (SaGa series producer), Kazuma Oushuu (Imperial SaGa Eclipse 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 – Chou Dragon Quest X TV TGS 2021 Special – The Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online edition of the popular live stream program Chou Dragon Quest X TV. Featuring Koji Aoyama (Dragon Quest X Online producer), Takashi Anzai (Dragon Quest X Online director), Ami Niimaruichi (3rd Novice Ambassador), Leena (5th Novice Ambassador), and MCs Motohiro Takewaka (Buffalo Goro) and Ayana Tsubaki (talent).
  • 20:00 – Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin TGS 2021 Special Broadcast – 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 – Square Enix Jazz Live Painting

3rd October

  • 11:00 – Final Fantasy Trading Card Game: Beginner’s Hall at TGS 2021
  • 14:30 – Educational Program: “Worldwide Okabe” – Featuring Keiichi Okabe (NieR series composer), Yoko Taro (NieR series creative director), and Yosuke Saito (NieR series producer).
  • 16:30 – Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier TGS 2021 Special Live Stream – 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 – Deep Insanity: Asylum Pre-Release TGS 2021 Special Live Stream – Deep Insanity: Asylum 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 game’s world. Featuring Makoto Fukami (world creator), Norimitsu Kaihou (world creator), Ryoutarou Ishii (producer), and MC Yui.
  • 19:00 – Dragon Quest X Offline Show Full of News – Dragon Quest X Offline has been shrouded in mystery since its announcement… but the producer and his guests will now share the latest information. Featuring Haruna Iikubo (talent), Takuma Shiraishi (Dragon Quest X Offline producer0, and MC Jun Fukuyama (voice actor).
  • 20:00 – Final Fantasy XIV Yoshi-P Sanpo in TGS 2021 Online – 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 XIV producer and director) and Toshio Murouchi (Final Fantasy XIV global community producer).

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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