Final Fantasy XV isn’t just a massive RPG coming out later this year, it’s a Universe! Taking cues from Marvel and their own success with expanding previous Final Fantasy games, Square Enix has announced two new media events that are set to release before the game’s September 30th launch.
The first is a 5 part Anime series called Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a prequel anime which follows the game’s main party, giving you a more in depth look at the characters. The anime is being done by Studio A-1 Pictures, who if you’d be familiar with if you watched almost any Anime as they are the studio behind Fairy Tail, Seven Deadly Sins, Black Butler and Sword Art Online. The first episode is available right now on the Final Fantasy XV Youtube Page.
Square Enix also announced a full-length CGI motion picture to serve as a prequel to the game’s story as well, called Kingsglaive, which they were kind enough to provide a 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 anultimatumâhe 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.
The movie isn’t slouching with talent either, as the film will include the voice talents of 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 Nyx.
No word on when Kingsglaive will be released on demand or streaming services at the moment, however a blu-ray version of the film will be included with both versions of the game’s Collector’s Editions, while a Blu-Ray of Brotherhood will only be provided in the Ultimate Collector’s Edition.