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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is looking better than expected

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I’m predicting that Final Fantasy XV will become the Final Fantasy VII of this generation. I’m hoping the game itself is as good as Final Fantasy VII, although let’s all be honest now, VII isn’t necessarily the best Final Fantasy game, unless it was the first one you played. There’s a special place in everyone’s heart for their first Final Fantasy, but we all know VI, VIII and even X were underrated. But that’s besides the point here – Final Fantasy VII was so beloved that it go a movie spin off and tons of love and attention from Square Enix. This time, they’re planning that in advance for Final Fantasy XV, and it might just be what the franchise needs.

Announced alongside a plethora of other FFXV media, Kingsglaive is a full-CG movie based on Final Fantasy XV including the voice acting talent of Lena Headey and Sean Bean. But now we have some new screenshots thanks to Gematsu. Check them all out here:

I love the modern look of this game and CG movie. The characters have a sort of cyberpunk look to them, and I’m intrigued by the combination of fantasy and mechanics – it’s a staple of the Final Fantasy franchise in general, but it seems to be taking a bit of a new approach this time around. Coming out in Japanese theaters on July 9th, the English version is planned for release via stream, download and Blu-ray. And there are some new tidbits of information that have taken me from intrigued to fully-piqued interest.

The Kingsglaive guard will battle Final Fantasy series monsters like Ahriman one after the next. The Kingsglaive guard can also use magic, as well as the “Shift” ability where they first throw their weapon to warp. The Kingsglaive guard was established with a focus on immigrants. Although criticized by some, carry out their missions with pride.

A group of misfit immigrants who will defend the Kingdom with pride. This is certainly a story that Japan needs in general, and the rest of the world needs right now. It probably wasn’t planned this way, but this is exactly the story we all need to hear. Plus, it will hopefully keep us satisfied while we wait for the game to be released. Right? Oh, who am I kidding – just give us all the game!

Last Updated: May 27, 2016

27 Comments

  1. Pariah

    May 27, 2016 at 08:33

    Uncanny valley, holy damn. FF movies were always impressive with their CGI, but this is insane.

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  2. Original Heretic

    May 27, 2016 at 08:34

    Wow, totally wow. The uncanny valley is just about gone.

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  3. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 27, 2016 at 08:39

    O___O

    Wow, I might just watch this

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  4. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2016 at 08:40

    Some of those still captures really look like real life. I mean those are cosplays right? XD

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 08:41

    Aries, I mean, Sean Bean dies

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  6. Umar

    May 27, 2016 at 08:43

    • Pariah

      May 27, 2016 at 08:43

      Lord wash away her sins! Let’s pray for Wanda.

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      • Umar

        May 27, 2016 at 08:46

        This CGI makes me want to get up and praise the lawd! Jokes aside, I wonder how long before we get this level of graphics in our games.

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        • Pariah

          May 27, 2016 at 08:46

          Man, it’ll happen eventually. But holy damn. When it does. <3

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 27, 2016 at 08:48

            So it hasn’t happened on PC yet? 😛

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 27, 2016 at 08:48

            XD

          • Pariah

            May 27, 2016 at 08:48

            You’d need roughly 20 1080’s to run this in real time. Maybe more.

          • Pariah

            May 27, 2016 at 08:52

            Actually, a lot more.

          • Umar

            May 27, 2016 at 08:55

            LOL I’m sure they’ll mod Fallout 4 to look like this soon.

        • Stéfan le Roux

          May 27, 2016 at 09:43

          I’ve been plying games that look like this on PC since the late 90’s……sorry just had to be that guy 😛

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 27, 2016 at 08:44

      LOL!

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 27, 2016 at 08:45

    My favourite FF game is Spirits Within, so this looks right up my alley. ;P

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  8. Ottokie

    May 27, 2016 at 08:51

    This looks… INCREDIBLE!

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    • Yondaime

      May 27, 2016 at 10:15

      Incredible doesn’t even….

      Reply

  9. Ottokie

    May 27, 2016 at 08:56

    If no mans sky is really delayed. I will have to bench it for FF15.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2016 at 09:06

      If No Man’s Sky is delayed i’ll have to switch my steam off until the summer sale is over. No Man’s would be the only thing luring my attention away from the sale.

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  10. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2016 at 09:00

    One of the CGI characters actually looks like Ben Afleck for me…

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    • oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

      May 27, 2016 at 09:17

      Different strokes 😛

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  11. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 27, 2016 at 09:01

    The cycle continues. Lets hope Square do not fire the Director for shit sales agin.

    Nothing wrong with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. IT WAS 2001 PEOPLE way before PIXAR.

    Hironobu Sakaguchi FTW

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  12. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 27, 2016 at 09:06

    Not bad. UNCHARTED 4/10 is a close second.

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  13. Yondaime

    May 27, 2016 at 10:14

    This movie looks cool AF!

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  14. chimera_85

    May 27, 2016 at 10:54

    The first one I played was IX and for me VIII is the best.

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