The fifteenth installment in the long-running Final Fantasy series is set for release on September 30, 2016. Fans, in anticipation, have been trying to cast haste, to utter dismay, and have since remained in the month of August. Thankfully, developer Square Enix also created a movie, aptly called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, whose story is directly related to the soon-to-be-released game. And though it has not seen a western release yet, reports have said to watch Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV before playing the game.
Just as a bit of a background, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, according to the gaming site, IGN, is a computer generated, animated movie that will delve into the stories of other characters seen in Final Fantasy XV. The movie has an ensemble cast, which includes Sean Bean (from Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (also from Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (not from Game of Thrones; he’s from Breaking Bad) as Kingsglaive soldier Nyx.
Below is a trailer of the movie.
And just by that alone, the movie looks absolutely amazing. So amazing that fans of the series will surely forget that another Final Fantasy film was released in Hollywood a million years ago.
Suffice it to say, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV looks like a major improvement from the Spirits Within (this may actually be an understatement), although it’s not just the movie which has been impressing reporters and fans. Recently, Square Enix also released character photos of the game version of Final Fantasy XV to IGN, prompting a reaction that “Final Fantasy XV is a beautiful game, and its cast of characters is no exception.” in their feature.
Their team also took the time to share a sample photo of the game’s gorgeous graphics via Twitter.
— IGN (@IGN) August 6, 2016
While there is still the matter of the month-long wait before Final Fantasy XV sees the light of gamers’ TV screens, the movie has already seen its release in Japan last July. Square Enix has announced that fans can watch Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV in select theaters in the US on August 19 while a digital copy will be available by August 30. The Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie will be released October 30.
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