Everything You Need To Know About Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV New Movie, from the new portion of storyline to the all-star cast.
For longtime fans of the franchise, Final Fantasy XV has been a frustrating albeit highly-anticipated game since its introduction as Final Fantasy XIII Versus in 2006. However, fans have become more positive about the ten-year wait since Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy XV Universe and all its components during the Uncovered event a few months back. We thought it’d be useful to give you a quick primer on the way to fully experience Square-Enix’s decade-in-the-making story.
1. What is Kingsglaive?
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a companion film that running parallel with the events of the game. The film tells the story about the rival nations of Lucis and Niflheim. The background explains how the militarized empire of Niflheim had begun a campaign, several years prior, to conquer the world that included the magical city of Insomnia, the home of King Regis and the powerful crystal. As the battle goes on between the two nations, we are introduced to the film-entitled Kingsglaive, a group of elite warriors who serve King Regis and live to protect the borders of Lucis. Some deal in hand-to-hand combat, some use rad swords, some do this crazy-dope teleporting thing, and others are wildly-powerful magicians. The Kingsglaive are led by Nyx Ulric, a fearless warrior who deals with trying to find the balance between doing what he’s ordered to do, and doing what’s right.
2. Who’s in the movie?
The film is directed by Takeshi Nozue, who previously directed Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and the Kingsglaive team is primarily comprised of those who also worked on Advent Children. The film was made with three great performances by actors you’re all probably familiar with. Nyx is voiced by Aaron Paul, aka, Jesse from Breaking Bad. Alongside this, a pair of Game of Thrones’ actors play King Regis and Luna, the former of which is Sean Bean (Ned Stark), the latter of which is Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister). So yeah, Kingsglaive’s voice acting pedigree is on-point.
3. When is it out?
The film came out in Japan on July 9th. On August 19th, it will receive a limited theatrical run in certain cities across the world. If you want a physical copy of the film on Blu-ray, it will be included in the Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition. That comes out the day the game releases on September 30th, and will run $89.99. Finally, a standalone Blu-ray and DVD will hit shelves on October 4th.
For now though, check out the trailer for the visual spectacle that Kingsglaive is shaping up to be below: