Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Square Enix have announced that the feature-length animated epic, KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY ® XV, is to receive a West End premiere on August 23rd, ahead of its digital release on August 30.
The state-of-the-art CG animated feature film is being released alongside and further develops the story behind the eagerly awaited video game, FINAL FANTASY XV which also launches on consoles on September 30. The London premiere will be the first chance UK fans will have to see the film, which features the voice talents of Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Sean Bean (The Lord of the Ringsfranchise). Even more excitingly, director, Takeshi Nozue, will attend alongside other contributors who have helped make KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV the most anticipated extension to the Final Fantasy universe ever.
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV finds King Regis (Bean) attempting the save the city of Insomnia from the menacing empire of Niflheim with the help of an elite force of soldiers called the KINGSGLAIVE, led by Nyx Ulric (Aaron Paul).
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is 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.
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV is directed by Takeshi Nozue from a screenplay by Takashi Hasegawa and produced by Larry Sparks, Shinji Hashimoto, Kosei Ito and Hajime Tabata.
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Extras Include:
§ “A Way with Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals”
§ “Fit for The KINGSGLAIVE: Building the World”
§ “To Capture The KINGSGLAIVE: The Process”
§ “Emotive Music: Scoring The KINGSGLAIVE”
KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and is rated 12 for fantasy violence and action throughout.