Man, kids grow up so fast these days. They scurry out of the womb, they’re walking and growing teeth, they head off to kindergarten, and before you know it, they are leading a military strike in retaliation against a hostile militaristic empire. Mom would be so proud!

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’s premise is so ridiculous that you just can’t help but laugh at the serious clashes in tone. Seriously, a group of super power high school cadets set off on this all-encompassing mission that will save their country to annihilation. Or at least, that is what we are led to believe. Others have a different spin on the story.

I mean, just looking at this cast of characters I can pick out the anime stereotypes. The nerdy serious girl with glasses, the blonde smooth-talker, the scarred bad boy, the mysterious and angelical leading lady, and of course, our grim-faced tough leader with a heart of gold. They are characters we’ve loved since anime became a thing in The States, so I can accept them as long as the game turns out as fabulous as these screenshots do.

Seriously, this is one nice looking game, and it’s even more impressive that this was originally on the PSP. Can’t wait to play it!

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD launches for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 17, and pre-ordering it will land you an exclusive demo for Final Fantasy XV. Yes, you don’t want to miss out on that.

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