Final Fantasy 15 is more than just a video game — it's also a five-episode anime series and a computer-animated feature film, Square Enix announced during tonight's Final Fantasy 15 Uncovered event in Los Angeles.
The anime series, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy 15, is being created by animation studio A-1 Pictures, which has worked on Black Butler, Sword Art Online and Valkyria Chronicles 3. The anime will span five episode and be available to stream for free from YouTube. The first episode is already available to watch.
Brotherhood will touch on the friendships between Final Fantasy 15 protagonist Noctis and his three comrades, "setting the stage for the adventure players will set out upon in the action-packed RPG," Square Enix says.
In addition to Brotherhood, Square Enix is also working on a CG-animated feature film, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15.
Square Enix is working with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Kingsglaive, which is slated to debut this fall. Here's the official synopsis, from Square Enix:
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.
King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim's imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatumâhe must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 will feature the voice talent of Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Kingsglaive soldier Nyx.
Final Fantasy 15 — the video game — will be released Sept. 30 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.