Aaron Paul And Sean Bean Star In Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Trailer, Due To Hit Theaters In August

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Sean Bean, Aaron Paul and Game of Thrones stalwart Lena Heady become embroiled in a massive fantasy war in latest trailer for Square Enix’s CG movie, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.

Set to make its bow via select theaters in August – Kingsglaive will be available first in Japan early next month – Square’s visually stunning feature film is designed to be much more than a simple history lesson crystals, King Regis and the Niflheim empire.

It’s also a separate beast to the animated FFXV series, Brotherhood – episode two, “Dogged Runner,” is now available on YouTube – and is surmised by Square Enix as so:

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 will debut first in Japanese theaters on July 9, before making its way west come August 19. That leaves plenty of time to indulge in the Niflheim lore before Final Fantasy XV rolls around on September 30, and E3 2016 has welcomed news of new gameplay trailers and a VR tie-in for Square’s long-in-development JRPG.