During a livestream from San Diego Comic Con hosted by IGN, Durector Takeshi Nozue, Lead Writer Dan Inoue and Square Enix’s own Mat Kishimoto gave more information on the CGI movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, that will tie into the upcoming JRPG.
We learn that the main reason for the creation of the film is that not everyone has a console, but films are far more accessible. Since Final Fantasy XV has a great story, Square Enix wants people to see it and this is the best way to get the word out.
Nozue-san also mentioned that there were a lot of things he wanted to do in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and this film was his chance to actually turn them into reality.
The movie will also include some monsters beloved by fans, and there will be Easter eggs hidden in the background.
The idea of creating the movie started when the project switched from Versus XIII to XV. Nozue-san sits right next to Game Director Hajime Tabata in the office, so they are collaborating constantly, even if there is a healthy rivalry between the movie team and the game team, always trying to outdo each other.
Last, but definitely not least, it was heavily hinted that the digital release date for the film might be announced at tonight’s SDCC panel. What we do already know is that it’ll be available digitally after the limited launch in North American theaters on August 19th.
A new poster for the film was also published on Instagram split in pieces, and we took the liberty to put it back together for you.