The current generation of consoles has already seen a wide variety of games, but fans of JRPG’s haven’t seen much action. Although Final Fantasy Type-0 was originally a PSP game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, JRPG fans should have something to get excited over. While not a traditional turn-based combat system, the game was met with high praise when it released in Japan and seems to embody the way gameplay within the Final Fantasy franchise is headed. Here are two trailers, one which focuses on combat and gameplay mechanics while the other is a graphical comparison between the PSP version and the upcoming HD version.
In regards to combat, Type-0 brings an action-RPG approach that offers some interesting mechanics. Players have control over a squad of 3 cadets at a time, but have the ability to switch between 14 different cadets each with special abilities and weapons. When a cadet falls in battle, they are unable to continue for the rest of the mission. Enemies have weak points for the players, and summons return in the form of Eidolons. However, summoning these powerful beasts comes with a price. Lastly, the comparison video really shows off how well the game has transitioned from the PSP version into HD.
Final Fantasy Type-0 releases for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 19th in Australia, March 20th in Europe, and March 17th in North America. Hardcore fans can shell out some cash for a pretty swanky collector’s edition. Finally, for those who pre-order the game, it comes with a downloadable code for Final Fantasy XV demo. However, the codes are in a limited supply and it is not currently known if the demo will be available on launch day or in the following weeks after release.