Boy, we just love talking Kingsglaive these days, don’t we? During their panel at San Diego Comic Con, Aaron Paul (unavailable in person) appeared on the projector to give fans a message, rather humorously explaining that the film would be released on digital formats August 30, with a Blu-ray release on October 4. The theatrical release would be rolled out to select theaters across the nation, on August 19.
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV, by Stage 6 Films, Vertical Entertainment, and Square Enix, is the prequel story that takes place in the early moments of Final Fantasy XV, setting the stage for the conflict between the Kingdom of Lucis and the Niflheim Empire. Bringing the voice talents of Aaron Paul as protagonist Nyx Ulric, Lena Headey as Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, and Sean Bean as King Regis, alongside other talents such as Liam Mulvey (Libertus Ostium) and Andrea Tivadar (Crowe Altius), Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV puts it all in for an all-CGI full-length feature film that looks absolutely stunning. More miscellaneous details about the film and characters can be found in our interview with Director Takeshi Nozue and motion talents Liam Mulvey and Andrea Tivadar.
Fans at the panel were treated to another surprise: the first ten minutes of the actual film were presented at the panel. Based on the footage that I saw there, it’s going to be a real blast from start to finish. The CGI is incredible, and it’s hard to believe that the character models are all done on the computer. With lots of action in those opening moments and a narration done in the beginning by Lena Headey, this film can’t come soon enough.