Translation of the Japanese version of FINAL FANTASY XV's backstory
Words in brackets are my own and do not actually appear in the original text.
The Kingdom of Lucis and the Empire of Niflheim –
the long-standing war between these two nations was soon to end.
A few days before the armistice's signing ceremony, Lucis's Prince Noctis set out from the kingdom's capital, together with his friends.
The Prince's marriage to Lady Lunafreya of the imperial province of Tenebrae would be testament to this [dawn of] peace.
Alas, on the very day of the signing ceremony, Niflheim betrayed Lucis and launched an assault against the kingdom.
Radio coverage [of the events transpiring in the kingdom continued day and night]. Lucis's crystal, symbol of the kingdom, has fallen into Niflheim hands, and Noctis's father King Regis, Lunafreya, and Noctis himself have been, regrettably, found dead.
In a single night, [Noctis's] once peaceful hometown [had been thrown into chaos], and all that remained for Noctis were his 3 friends and his father's beloved car. In the midst of all of these conflicting reports, that [was the only thing he could be sure of] (literally: that was the only absolute reality)...