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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 looks like the series' prettiest film adaptation yet

New screens showcase the CG feature's top-notch animation

Square Enix updated the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 website today with new character details and screenshots from the upcoming feature film. The descriptions for heroes like Libertus Ostium, Luche Lazarus and Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (among other lengthy names) are completely in Japanese, but appreciating the images requires no understanding of the language.

The stills give the latest look at the film, which premieres in Japanese theaters on July 9. Creating the film's photorealistic look are Western studios Digic Pictures (who worked on the Assassin's Creed games) and Image Engine, whose credits include Jurassic World and Game of Thrones. That's unlike previous Final Fantasy films like Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children and the box office bomb Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, which were developed by Square Enix's own animation studio.

When Kingsglaive premieres in English this fall, it will feature an all-star cast including Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean as Regis Lucis Caelum, father of Final Fantasy 15 hero Noctis. The movie takes place during the events of the game, following Regis' struggle to protect his kingdom and band of soldiers.

Kingsglaive is one of two animated projects based on Final Fantasy 15 in the works. Brotherhood: Final Fantasy 15 is an anime prologue series rolling out episodes ahead of the game's Sept. 30 launch, with the first episode streaming online now.

Check out our gallery below for the latest look at the computer animated film, and take a look at how pretty Final Fantasy 15 is, too, in its latest trailer.

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