The 2016 gameworld epic Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is getting the 4K remaster treatment, with a new Ultra HD home release set for March 30. Featuring an all-star English dub cast including Emmy winner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, BoJack Horseman) and Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Sean Bean, the film’s storyline runs concurrently to the events of the FFXV game, which has sold 9 million copies since launch.
Synopsis: 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 (Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx (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 (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.
The voice cast also includes David Gant as Iedolas, Liam Mulvey as Libertus, Adrian Bouchet as Titus / General Glauca, Alexa Kahn as Crowe, Jon Campling as King Regis, Neil Newbon as Petra, Trevor Devall as Ravus andTodd Haberkorn as Luche.
The 4K Ultra HD combo pack includes Blu-ray bonus features:
- A Way with Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals: Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, Sean Bean — along with the filmmakers — reveal the process of creating the vocals for this film.
- Fit for the Kingsglaive: Building the World: An in-depth exploration of imagining and designing the one-of-a-kind world of this film.
- To Capture the Kingsglaive: The Process: Explore the intricate process of capturing the physical performances at the heart of this computer-generated film.
- Emotive Music: Scoring the Kingsglaive: Learn about the creation of the truly innovative and impactful score.
Kingsglaive was written and directed by Takeshi Nozue. The CG animated feature was produced by Square Enix’s studio Visual Works in Japan, Hungarian cinematics/VFX studio Digic Pictures and independent Canadian VFX shop Image Engine.