Before Final Fantasy VII was revived with an upcoming remake, fans were overjoyed by the release of the CG animated movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. It was a sequel CG-animated movie to the original classic game, which featured the return of its classic cast of characters. It was action-packed and a lot of fun. The next installment of Final Fantasy XV, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is also coming down the pike. Square Enix revealed a new trailer this week at E3, which you can check out below.
The film is set in the world and continuity of Final Fantasy XV. It appears that it will be a prequel of sorts and provide the backstory for King Regis of Lucis. Here’s an official synopsis (Courtesy of Sony Pictures):
“The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire’s rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.”
Getting a new CG-animated Final Fantasy feature is definitely cool, so it should be interesting to see how Kingsglaive turns out. The film will be getting a theatrical release in select theaters starting August 19. It will also be released on Blu-ray later this fall.