'Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV' is box office hit in Japan, arrives August 19 in the US


As its Sept. 30 release date draws near, there are more details that are being released for the highly anticipated game “Final Fantasy XV.” For fans of the franchise who can’t wait to get a hold of the game, they can turn their attention to the computer-animated film “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV,” which is doing really well following its release in Japan.

“Kingsglaive” is considered as a prequel for the game “Final Fantasy XV.” It was released in Japanese cinemas earlier this month and focuses on the father of Noctis and his elite group of knights. The story of the film is expected to depict the backdrop of and introduce fans to the universe of “Final Fantasy XV.”

As stated in reports, the movie has already earned more than 105 million yen in ticket sales, which is actually not bad since it was only being shown in 44 theaters. Ticket sales gained from the Japanese market amounts to almost $1 million.

So far the reception for the movie has been good so U.S. fans can look forward to it when it premieres in American soil on Aug. 19. It will feature a stellar voice cast which includes the likes of Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad.” Those who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition of “Final Fantasy XV” will also be able to view the film since it will be part of the set.

There were also new characters that were introduced before that will be part of the video game, which are Ravus Nox Fleuret and Iris Amicitia. Ravus is Lunafreya’s older sibling and he is now serving the empire of Niflheim. The character is also said to be present in the film.

Meanwhile, Iris is the younger sister of Gladiolus. She retreated from the Capital City when the Niflheim Empire invaded it. She is now safely located in the city of Lestallum. She is also a friend of the main character, Noctis.

“Final Fantasy XV” is set to come out on Sept. 30 for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 360.