Final Fantasy 15 Movie Hits Theaters Today, Here's Where You Can Go See It
The movie Kingsglaive is only showing in 24 theaters in the US
The Final Fantasy XV CG movie, Kingsglaive, was unaffected by the game's two-month delay and comes to select theaters today, August 19. The film is not seeing a very wide release, however, as it's only playing in 24 theaters across the United States. If you're interested in seeing the movie in a theater, you'll need to live near one of the country's big cities or be willing to travel.
The Kingsglaive website features a rundown of all participating theaters, a list of which can be seen below. Theaters in California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, New York, and Illinois are among those showing the film. Here is the complete list:
Kingsglaive features the voices of Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, The Island), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones). You can watch a clip from the film here.
The film will be available through digital channels on August 30, while the Blu-ray/DVD version will arrive on October 4. Here is the official plot synopsis:
"The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum--to marry his son, Prince Noctis, to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire's rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination."
GameSpot's Kingsglaive review praised the movie for being an "exemplary work."
"The casting is on point, and the visuals are sharp and spectacular," critic Alexa Ray Corriea said. "As a film, audiences may have some problem chewing on what's essentially a beautiful story dump ahead of Final Fantasy XV's release. But as a Final Fantasy film, it's a tribute to all who have touched this series and who have been touched by it--a labor of love for the fans who ask for more from their stories. The power and the praise that Kingsglaive lends XV's team is well-deserved indeed."
For more on Kingsglaive, check out this review roundup to see what other critics are saying.
As for Final Fantasy XV, the long-in-development game is slated to arrive on November 29. The game was originally scheduled to come out in September but was recently delayed. You can read this post to find out why the game was delayed and what the extra time allows Square Enix to do.
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