Final Fantasy XV is getting a companion CGI feature film, Kingsglaive, which tells the story of drama unfolding in the Crown City of Insomnia, capital of the Kingdom of Lucis, which runs concurrent to the early parts of Final Fantasy XV.
Sean Bean voices King Regis, Lena Headey voices Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, and Aaron Paul voices the main character, Nyx Ulric. Square Enix confirmed that the film’s voice actors will not be voicing the game’s characters. The official synopsis follows:
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.”
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be available via digital download and blu-ray disc. It will be included in the deluxe and collector’s editions of Final Fantasy XV and is expected to release before the game.
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