Eidolons, or, for the uneducated, big summoned monsters, have been a staple of Final Fantasy for an age now, and they're back for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Bringing them to the battlefield allows you to take control of the huge beasts in order to mow down your foes. The gameplay that we've embedded, which is a part of the Square Enix Plays series, showcases the fiery Ifrit, the elegant Shiva, and the devastating Odin. Each spirit comes with its own set of abilities, and, as you'd expect, they can turn the tide of combat. The twist here, though, is that you'll have to sacrifice one of your current team members to summon them into action.

Are you ready and raring to go when Type-0 HD releases later this month? Summon your favourite beast in the comments section below.