Final Fantasy Type 0-HD Launch Trailer Announces Darker JRPG For Xbox One & PS4 [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Mar 17, 2015 09:38 AM EDT
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Today is a day long awaited: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is out in stores now, and there's a launch trailer to commemorate the occasion.

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While I suspect that the sheer number of trailers released over the past several months have pretty much spoiled all of the 40+ hour campaign (mostly via cinematics), we can't help but be moved by what we're seeing. War, darkness, despair, a new type of Final Fantasy indeed.

The critics are generally positive towards the Monster Hunter-esque title, which is a remake of the PSP title from 2011. The combat is nearly universally praised, though the game suffers from a bit of Hobbit-itis: too many supporting characters that aren't as well developed across the storyline.

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"Western audiences are the reason we decided to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 to the high definition consoles," said Director Hajime Tabata. "We also wanted to invite players to experience a small taste of what's to come in Final Fantasy XV."

If you were lucky or savvy enough to pre-order Type-0, you gain access to the FF XV demo, titled Episode Duscae. Square Enix has been adamant in their stance that only people who buy Type-0 will get a chance at the XV demo. Somehow, I believe them this time, though we'll see in time.

Type-0 is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series of FF games. Players step into the fray as Class Zero, a group of 14 cadets from an elite military academy in the Dominion of Rubrum in the crystal city state empire of Orience. When the Militesi Empire launches a vicious assault on its neighbors, the fate of the world rests on the cadets, each possessing his or her own unique powers and abilities.

Check out the launch trailer below. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is out now on Xbox One and PS4 systems.

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