Final Fantasy XV is the fifteenth numbered entry in the long-running Final Fantasy series, as you might have guessed from the name. First announced in 2006 (under the title Versus XIII) and released in 2016; to say it had a troubled developed cycle is like saying water is wet.
Famously, the game’s promotional tagline was that it’s a “fantasy based on reality.” It’s set in a modern world with many similarities to our own — there are cars and cell phones, and indeed a major factor of the gameplay is driving around the enormous world map in your car. This is a significant departure from the other games in the Final Fantasy series, which have not featured open-world gameplay to this extent before. Outside of the cities, the fantasy aspect still reigns supreme: monsters roam the wilds, and when night falls, even more dangerous daemons take their place.
The game centers around Prince Noctis of Lucis, and the setup of the plot is thus: Lucis has been at war with the Niflheim Empire for many years, to the point they are on their last legs. Niflheim offers a treaty: the war will end should Lucis forfeit all territory outside of the crown city, Insomnia. To seal the deal Noctis will marry Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae, a territory captured by Niflheim many years ago. King Regis, Noctis’s father, has no choice but to accept these terms — despite knowing that Niflheim seeks more. The wedding of Noctis and Luna is set in Altissia, and King Regis sends his son out of the crown city with his closest friends to make the journey there.
FFXV is one of those properties that has been extended into several different forms of media to extend its story and lore. There are actually so many as to be milking it, but the important ones are the following:
Below, you’ll find Lunafreya’s two official profiles from the properties she’s featured in: the movie and the game.
Kingsglaive: Before accepting the sacred charge of the Oracle, Lunafreya was born princess of Tenebrae, where as a girl she forged a bond with Prince Noctis, now her betrothed. Though she was to meet her fiancé in Altissia, circumstances carry her into the crown city ahead of the peace signing.
FFXV: Luna made many fond memories with Noct in their childhood, but their days of innocence ended abruptly when the empire overtook her home of Tenebrae. Through adversity, she became the youngest Oracle in history. Adored and respected the world over, she now travels in search of communion with the gods to aid Noctis on his journey.