Square Enix's Mysterious Outriders Teaser Raises a Lot of Questions

Square Enix's Mysterious Outriders Teaser Raises a Lot of Questions

Square Enix reveals yet another new teaser.

Square Enix is teasing something else for its growing E3 press conference. Or are they?

We already know Square Enix is revealing its long-awaited Avengers game, but a new teaser for something called Outriders suggests it might not be the only Marvel project Square Enix is working on. Square Enix posted a GIF today showing a person awakening from cryogenic sleep. The text below the image reads, "Initialize Cryostasis wake-up procedure. See it first 06.10.10." This is the date of Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference.

At first glance the GIF looks to be teasing a new game Square Enix is working on aside from Avengers and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. But the Outriders name has a strong Marvel connection which makes the teaser even more mysterious.

In the Marvel Universe, the Outriders are an alien race who serve Thanos and the Black Order. You can see them in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as Thanos' legion of soldiers who attack the Avengers.

The fact that there is an Outriders teaser slated for the same day as Square Enix's Avengers reveal could suggest that the company is taking a multi-pronged approach to advertising its Avengers game, right?

Well, the Outriders Twitter account is separate from Square Enix's Avengers Twitter and it's possible that Square Enix's deal with Marvel includes multiple games. But the Outriders' strong connection to the Avengers universe makes it hard to determine the exact nature of this teaser.

Either way, Square Enix is laying down a lot of groundwork before its E3 2019 press conference. We already know Avengers and Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be there, but who knows what else?

Check out our Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide for everything we know about Square Enix's ambitious remake, and check out our E3 2019 schedule for a full list of times for press conferences.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

In other news

Warner Bros. Distances Hogwarts Legacy From J.K. Rowling

With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.

Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure Will Also Come to PS4

Two of Sony's other big PS5 titles are actually cross-gen, just like the Miles Morales game.

PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, Sony Confirms [Update]

Depending on where you live and shop, you may need to wait a bit longer.

You may also like

What's Your Favorite Nintendo 3DS Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the 3DS is officially no more, let's reminisce about our favorites on the portable platform.

Are Launch Day Lineups Getting Worse?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?

Farewell: My 10 Favorite Articles From My Time at USG

I'm moving onto pastures new, so here's a look at my ten favorite articles I wrote while working at USgamer.