"Final Fantasy Type-0 begins with a dying Chocobo.
As someone who has been with the beloved Final Fantasy franchise since its beginning, and as someone who has spent an inordinate amount of time breeding Chocobos in various titles, this was devastating. I have never seen a Chocobo with a spec of blood on it, let alone one dying, so it’s confronting that director Hajime Tabata has chosen to open Type-0 with this jarring image.
Final Fantasy Type-0 launched for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2011. The HD version is slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17. It’s not a numbered entry in the mainline Final Fantasy series, which means that as a spin-off it’s allowed to take some liberties and risks. In this case, making a Chocobo a very graphic casualty of war."