Skip to main content

Final Fantasy about to become reality

Full length trailer for Final Fantasy movie released

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

The latest trailer for Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within was just released over the weekend, and all we can say is "wow". Clocking in at around two minutes, the trailer includes some of the most impressive CG animation we've seen to date, and gives a good taster of what we can expect to see when the movie hits cinemas this summer. Set in the year 2065 on an Earth laid waste by alien invaders, Final Fantasy follows the efforts of Aki Ross and her military team to find a way of saving what is left of humanity by destroying the alien threat.

A ruined city, yesterday

Judging from what we've seen so far this is shaping up to be one of the first game-inspired films to actually be any good, and hopefully it will more than make up for the likes of the Mario Brothers and Mortal Kombat movies. As with most of the Final Fantasy series though, its characters and setting are entirely new rather than being based on a previous game. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, head over to the trailer page on the Apple website, or avoid the annoying web browser plug-in BS and just download the 40Mb high resolution version of the trailer by right clicking on this link and selecting "save target as".

Read this next