Sunday 25 February 2018

Final Fantasy XV is no longer just a game – CGI movie anime series and mobile spin-off announced

Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV

Mark O'Beirne

Final Fantasy XV is getting a tie-in anime series, a full-on CGI movie with an impressive cast, and spin-off mobile games.

The number of works that Final Fantasy fans have to look forward to in the coming months has increased substantially after Square Enix revealed that there will also be a CGI movie, an anime series, and a mobile spin-off.

You don’t have to wait; the Final Fantasy XV demo is now available to download. Rather than showing off part of the main game, Square Enix says that this is a standalone experience that will give players a feel for the game. Final Fantasy XV will be released on September 30th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix also announced Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV, a five episode anime series that explores the friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades. The first episode has been released, and all future episodes will be freely available too.

Meanwhile, the CGI move Kingsglaive will act as a prequel to the events in the game. It features an incredible cast, including Sean Bean as King Regis, Lena Headey as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul as a soldier called Nyx.

If all this wasn’t enough, there’s also a mobile game called Justice Monsters Five. This is a very loose tie-in, as it’s actually a pinball game that features monsters from the Final Fantasy series. It will also be playable as a mini-game in Final Fantasy XV itself.

Square Enix is going all out for the release of Final Fantasy XV. It also commissioned Audi to design a custom Final Fantasy XV vehicle and snapped up the vocal talents of Florence and the Machine to cover Stand by Me for the game’s main theme.

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