Square Enix has finally announced the release date of the long-awaited video game "Final Fantasy XV" at a special event named "Final Fantasy XV Uncovered." Along with the game's release date, Square Enix has also revealed several tie-in franchises based on the game, including a CGI movie starring "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad" actors.
According to Comic Book, Square Enix announced a tie-in anime series and an animated movie that will be close to the game's story and will consist of several elements of "Final Fantasy XV."
The anime series is titled "Brotherhood" and will explore the relationship between Noctis, the protagonist of "Final Fantasy XV," and his three companions. The series will be released on YouTube and will initially consist of five episodes. "Brotherhood" is scheduled to release in September this year.
As reported by Kotaku, Square Enix has also announced a full-length 3D-animated feature movie titled "Kingsglaive." The movie will star Lena Headey and Sean Bean, known for their roles of Cersei and Ned Stark in "Game of Thrones," as Luna and King Regis.
Besides, Aaron Paul, who portrayed Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad," will be playing a character named Nyx.
"Kingsglaive" will be set in an alternate timeline to "Final Fantasy XV" and will explore the events of Nocti's kingdom, Lucis, during the events of the game. Though its release date has not yet been announced, Square Enix has revealed "Kingsglaive" will be released before "Final Fantasy XV."
The Verge has reported that apart from animated series and movie, a mini-game for smartphones was also announced by Square Enix at the "Final Fantasy XV Uncovered" event.
The game, titled "Justice Monsters Five," and will be released on iOS, Android and Windows 10 phones and will be a pinball-style game where the player will have to visit an arcade and find a pinball machine.
The release date of mini-game is not yet confirmed. "Final Fantasy XV" is scheduled to release Sept. 30 this year.