Madman Entertainment has announced that Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will brace select cinemas in Australia and New Zealand from the 27th of August.
The film is servicing as a standalone CG companion feature to the highly anticipated game Final Fantasy XV, which will be available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on 30 September 2016. They also launched a mobile game titled Mobius Final Fantasy, released earlier this month.
The film stars the voices of Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings) among others. The story will follow “the magical kingdom of Lucis, home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim 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.”
This isn’t the first time that the Final Fantasy franchise has made it to the big screen, with their earlier entry The Spirits Within hallmarked by Roger Ebert as a technical milestone in cinema – though it wasn’t quite the critical or box office smash they were hoping for, which may be why it’s taken 15 years for the franchise to return to the medium.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV hits select cinemas on the 27th of August through Madman Entertainment.
Stay tuned for updates as to which cinemas are going to be screening the film here: kingsglaivemovie.com.au