One of the many tie-ins and releases surrounding Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy XV will be a full-length CG movie set before the game begins. Called Kingsglaive, it will cover the backstory and the conflict that shaped the kingdom Prince Noctis will be driving around in come September. The film will be released digitally and boast a classy voice cast including Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Kingsglaive soldier Nyx.
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 anultimatum—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.
Here is the trailer that made its debut during the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event last night. Kingsglaive currently only has the vague release date of “fall,” which could mean it may not be released until after FFXV comes out.