Square Enix is expanding Final Fantasy 15 beyond just a video game. The next installment of the award winning series will also be receiving a five-episode prequel and a CG movie made in collaboration with Sony Pictures.
The anime series, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy 15, is being made by A-1 Pictures, who are also responsible for Sword Art Online and Valkyria Chronicles. Brotherhood will set the stage for FF15 as it follows the start of protagonist Noctis’ journey with his three comrades. It’s being streamed on Youtube for free, with the first 11 minute episode already available.
On the other hand, the CG movie looks like it will do most of the world building. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 will feature the voice talents of Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean and Lena Headey. It is difficult to say what the story is actually about, as the official synopsis is a little messy. At the moment it looks like the movie will centre around the Kingsglaive, an elite force of soldiers lead by King Regis as they fight off the empire of Niflheim. FF15 protagonist Noctis is involved in the plot as well in some way.
FF15 itself, as in the video game, is set for a 30 September release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A short demo has also been released for consoles, although it happens to be a self contained story instead of a portion of the final game. The demo follows Noctis as a child and is mainly there to give players an idea of what the game will feel like.