Following hot on the heels of GamesCom is the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime), which kicks off this week.
And Square Enix has revealed their enticing lineup for the show. Several big-name titles will be playable, including the massively anticipated sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2 . Also on tap are Dead Island , Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which launches tomorrow), Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo 3DS), and Wakfu (MMORPG from Ankama Studios).
But that's not the interesting part. According to the press release, PAX attendees will be the first to hear Square Enix and Airtight Games announce a "top-secret joint project." The development team of this mystery title includes Creative Director Kim Swift, who is an ex-Valve staffer with Portal and both Left 4 Dead games to her name. All we know is the new project is "incredibly fascinating and quirky."
It'll be revealed on Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m., so stay tuned. Square Enix has been really into supporting Western tastes this generation, so it's no surprise to see a one-time Valve member involved.