At tonight’s Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event, Square Enix announced the game would receive a full-length film titled Kingsglaive and stars Game of Thrones actors Lena Headey and Sean Bean and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.
Running parallel to the main game, Kingsglaive tells the events occurring around Noctis’s father King Regis and love interest Lady Luna after Noctis escapes on a road trip with his friends.
Sean Bean will take up the role of King Regis and Lena Headey will play Luna. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul will play a soldier named Nyx.
The film is directed by Takeshi Nozue, who previously co-directed the CG feature film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Additionally, Kingsglaive’s core production staff also worked on Advent Children.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will release before the game’s launch. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will distribute the film on Blu-Ray and digitally.
Square Enix’s official plot synopsis:
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.
King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting an ultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.
Final Fantasy XV launches on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30, 2016. Check out the spectacular new trailers here. A new free playable demo is available to download now on the PlayStation Store.
A Final Fantasy short-form anime prequel series titled “Brotherhood” was revealed at the Uncovered event.