Square Enix is going big at Tokyo Game Show, but dont expect Final Fantasy 16 or Dragon Quest 12

Square Enix has revealed its exhibitor list for Tokyo Game Show 2022, and although the publisher is going big with a bunch of popular games, it seems we won’t see much of Final Fantasy 16 or Dragon Quest 12.

The list of confirmed games for the Square Enix Booth Showcase was shared on the official Tokyo Game Show 2022 website (opens in new tab), with the duo absent. Among the games that will be at Square Enix’s booth are the highly anticipated Forspoken, which launches on PS5 and PC in January, the “much more than a remaster” of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7, and the upcoming Stardew Valley-meets-Final Fantasy RPG Harvestella. Also, keep an eye out for updates on the supremely cathartic PowerWash Simulator.

Since then, Square Enix has revealed (opens in new tab) that a Final Fantasy 16 trailer will be among those shown at the Mega Theatre, though there’s no guarantee it’ll be a new one. The developer does have a trailer line-up planned to open its streaming schedule, though it could easily be the Final Fantasy 16 trailer we saw earlier this year. 

While neither list includes Dragon Quest 12, the legacy JRPG franchise won’t be a no-show entirely, even if its only showings are exclusive to Japan. Dragon Quest Treasures Blue Eyes and the Compass of the Sky, Infinity Strash – Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, and Dragon Quest 10 Online will all be at the show in some form.

The upcoming free-to-play mobile game Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis, the recent action-RPG Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and the acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 will also be among Square Enix’s Tokyo Game Show 2022 offerings.

Final Fantasy 16 is due to launch in Summer 2023, while Dragon Quest 12 doesn’t have a release window nailed down yet. Tokyo Game Show 2022 kicks off in Japan on September 15 and runs until September 18.

Konami says it’s revealing a new games in a “world-loved series” at Tokyo Game Show 2022.

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