The arrival of SDCC 2016 has seen the release of a new trailer for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. It shows off a ton of new scenes, but you will never guess who also makes a surprising return to the franchise.
Debuting during SDCC, this latest trailer for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV serves as the big precursor to the film's release in North America next month. It's just over two minutes long and starts off with narration from Lunafreya (Lena Headey) as she sets the scene for the movie and, in many ways, the game too.
There are numerous new scenes, including one featuring a young Noctis in a wheelchair being pushed by what we can presume is also a young Lunafreya. However, while all this is rather cool, there are also some VERY interesting cameos and easter eggs that appear in this trailer. So let's run through those!
Diamond Weapon (Final Fantasy VII)
Yes, you heard correctly. Diamond Weapon from Final Fantasy VII appears in the latest Kingsglaive trailer. As you'd expect, he's rather massive and the trailer shows him smashing through an entire building! (see 1:50 in the trailer below).
Aside from wondering why Diamond Weapon even exists in the Final Fantasy XV Universe, it will be interesting to see if Diamond gets to use his classic weapons, which were of course used to destroy the Shinra Tower.
Ultros (Final Fantasy VI)
Yep, not keen to rest on their laurels, the latest Kingsglaive trailer also features a cameo from one of Final Fantasy's more interesting foes... Ultros.
Ultros, who originally appeared as a recurring boss in Final Fantas VI, isn't afraid of the odd cameo having recently appeared in both Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy XIV. He's also appeared in games such as Dissidia and Theathrhythm and even made an appeared in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years!
This new version of Ultros is absolutely huge and looks rather serious too!
The Bank of Spira...?
Although it's likely to mean nothing, apparently the guys from Final Fantasy X have started to invest their money and created the Bank of Spira!
We can see a big advertisement for the Bank of Spira (as well as Lucis Bank) in the aforementioned scene where Diamond Weapon is fighting against one of the "guardians". There's also a nod to Final Fantasy XIII with a Lindzei mention there too. And on that note...
Mysterious Box Art Figures
As mentioned, we see that Diamond Weapon squaring off against one of the mysterious characters that appears in the Final Fantasy XV Box Art! Oh and then another one crops up to say hello.
Maybe the third one will also appear in the final film, but we'll have to wait and see on that front I'm afraid!
It safe to say that they are very much trying to bring in the older crowds with stuff like this and it bodes well for the full game too. Do you believe there will be other cameos that will appear throughout Kingsglaive, or will this be our lot?
Oh and be sure to check out the full trailer below: