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The Final Fantasy series of video games is one of the most popular franchises in the medium, and the next game is the series, Final Fantasy XV is one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Last night, at a special event put on by publisher Square Enix, they revealed more than just new details on the game, but also a movie that will take place in the same world. Check out the trailer for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
We have to say the movie certainly looks impressive. While the trailer certainly relies more on visuals than explanation, the visuals look good. Several of the characters within the game will also crossover into the film, although the main character of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be a new character named Nyx. The film will deal with two warring kingdoms, Lucis, home of the world’s last Crystal, and Niflheim, who is trying to steal it. The Kingsglaive of the title is the elite fighting force of the kingdom of Lucis who is charged with protecting the land. The game itself will follow the king’s son Noctis, while the movie appears to be focusing on the story back at home while the game is taking place.
The movie isn’t simply looking to be a media tie-in to the game, as they’ve scored some major talent to help voice the characters in the movie. Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, and Lord of the Rings Sean Bean will all be lending their voices to Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Place your bets now on whether or not Sean Bean is going to survive the entire film.
This will not be the Final Fantasy franchise's first foray into feature films. In 2001 Square Pictures produced Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which, while being a box office disappointment, was remarkable for its use of CGI, creating some of the most realistic looking animated characters ever. In 2005 Square Enix and Sony Pictures released Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children a direct-to-DVD sequel to the most popular game in the series.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is set for a digital release by Sony this summer, ahead of the announced September release for the Final Fantasy XV game. How does your excitement for this new movie compare to your interest in the game? Will you be viewing this before picking up you pre-order?