Square Enix has released new information and screenshots on Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, its upcoming feature-length full-CG movie based on Final Fantasy XV.
If you missed it when it was first announced, here’s a synopsis of the film:
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.
Get the new information below.
The protagonist of this film and a member of the “Kingsglaive” guard under the direct control of the King. When he was a boy, he was saved by King Regis during the war, and feels indebted to him for it. He excels in battle and has a high affinity for the magical power of the royal family.
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
An Oracle able to communicate directly with the gods, who bears the the burden of using that power for the purification of the world. Even now, she considers the moments she spent with Noctis during her childhood as important. She was supposed to go to Altissia to be married to Noctis, but she is headed towards the capital, Insomnia, to make an agreement with King Lucis.
The general in charge of the Kingsglaive guard. Although extremely tough on both himself and on others, he values those who force themselves to great efforts. He is Nyx’s master when it comes to fighting.
Nyx’s close friend from his hometown. He has a bright personality and strong sense of responsibility, and can also be both emotional and stubborn.
A man who acknowledges himself as in a leader-like position of the Kingsglaive guard, and whose intelligence has gained him the trust of the guard’s members.
A great magic user who has a few special abilities. A native of the Lucis frontier, she grew up an orphan. She considers the members of the Kingsglaive guard her family.
—The Kingsglaive guard will battle Final Fantasy series monsters like Ahriman one after the next.
—The Kingsglaive guard can also use magic, as well as the “Shift” ability where they first throw their weapon to warp.
—The Kingsglaive guard was established with a focus on immigrants. Although criticized by some, they carry out their missions with pride.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is due out in Japanese theaters on July 9. The English version is planned for release via stream, download, and Blu-ray.
View the screenshots at the gallery.