Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 got a release date and extended trailer at Comic-Con this weekend.

The animated film, which stars Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Aaron Paul, will be released digitally 30th August and on Blu-ray 4th October. But if you live in the US you'll be able to see it in select cinemas earlier, from 19th August.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 unfolds in parallel to the video game Final Fantasy 15. In the game, main character Noctis leaves his royal home on the 'eve of a peace deal between his father's kingdom of Lucis and the dominant empire of Niflheim. But after he sets out things go belly up and sneaky Niflheim invades anyway - so his mission becomes one of retaking his homeland and the magical crystal belonging to it. But in the film that story plays out from his father King Regis' point of view.

Sean Bean plays King Regis, which probably means he'll die, sorry; Lena Headey plays Lunafreya, who's engaged to marry Noctics as part of the peace deal between Niflheim and Lucis; and Aaron Paul plays Nyx, who appears to be the central character, an elite fighter for the Kingsglaive who's assigned as Lunafreya's protector.

Looks slick and wonderfully over-the-top - perfectly Final Fantasy.

The game Final Fantasy 15 will, incidentally, be released worldwide 30th September. And the Final Fantasy 15 demo, released last year, was very encouraging.

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