News Article

Take a Look at Square Enix's Upcoming 3DS JRPG

Posted by Nintendo Life Staff

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy trailer, AR screens inside

During Nintendo's 3DS press conference yesterday, one game that caught our eye was Square Enix's upcoming JRPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, set for release in 2012. The name may not sound like much, but now you can glimpse gameplay footage in the trailer below.

We previously announced that the title is a classic-style JRPG featuring Akihiko Yoshida characters; we've now learned that it will support augmented reality, a downloadable application reading cards presumably included with the game that have a girl get up, walk around and fall through the floor. You can view a few shots below and head to Siliconera for shots of the entire sequence.

There's no confirmation that this will head to the West, but hopefully we'll see this one outside of Japan. How do you think the game looks so far?

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube


From the web

Game Screenshots

User Comments (38)



Crystalking18 said:

I'm sorry, but WORST NAME EVER. Even if it's in context of the game, it makes no sense to call a game Bravely Default. Bile aside, it could be good. But was anyone else thinking it was going to be Final Fantasy related in the beginning?



pikku said:

Will this be banned in Austrailia like DoA:D was? I think yes



Despair1087 said:

looks good to me, i hope this gets localized.
don't make me start a petition nintendo >:[ i'll make one damn it! lol



NassaDane said:

Sigh. If a name isn’t streamline and made for the mindless consumer it is automatically torn apart by the public. You don’t argue with an artist’s choice for a title of their work and you shouldn’t berate game makers on their choices. It is their work and their idea; they can do what they want. Have some class and view the name as unique or different. View it as challenging the norm of titled merchandise which is strongly rooted in an artistic expression.



SquirrelNuts said:

I like what I'm seein' here! Kind of looks like if Four Heroes of Light had been a little darker and with better graphics. I could go for this.



zeeroid said:

I think we can all agree that this title will never see Western release with its Japanese name intact.



IronMan28 said:

I want this so bad....there's no way the name will stick if it moves West though.



Ren said:

Strongly rooted in an artistic expression? How about strongly rooted in a language that didn't translate smoothly into an English title. Needs a change to make more sense, this was not an artistic choice, just a bad marketing choice.
could easily have translated to "bravely letting go", or "Majestic fallen Wings" or something. The English part of these kind of titles isn't taken too seriously until a localisation happens. No big deal, there, though.

Looks like an awesome game, too. Doesn't look all that "RPG", either, which is all the better for my taste.



Neram said:

"Take a Look at Square Enix's Upcoming 3DS JRPG" When will we stop using the term JRPG? Having the name of the country where a game is made in it's genre abbreviation doesn't make sense to me. How about just Role-Playing Game, you don't hear people saying WFPS do you? Having a distinction between Western and Japanese is totally unnecessary, and we've never needed it for the past 20 years.

The game looks good though. I wonder when Square-Enix is going to make a game for a Nintendo platform that doesn't have Chibi-style characters??



moosa said:

@Neram: JRPG means Japanese style RPG. There's a distinctive difference between Japanese and Western style RPGs, and a western developer could make a JRPG (although certain people might make a big deal about it). What you're saying is almost exactly like saying that "anime" shouldn't be called "anime," it should just be called "cartoons."



SennaKurosaki said:

I really hope that this game gets a world-wide release. And for Europe, just Japanese with English subtitles is great... so no need to translate into five languages! Just release it! Even in France, Italy, Germany and Spain people can understand English... so release this great game as soon as possible!



FantasiaWHT said:

I think the name is a political call on the U.S. to step forward, be brave, and default on its debt!



daznsaz said:

@15 yea i know what you mean an rpg is an rpg wherever it comes from.not that it matters anyway long as we get to play them



FluttershyGuy said:

A Squeenix game that looks awesome, and with hot, stripper boots-wearing fairy? WIN! More likely to get this than Guitar Hero Final Fantasy! If it makes it to NA, that is. And Chrono Trigger was a goofy name too, so I'm not bothered!



Noire said:

I think Squeenix is just trying to top their personal best of Infinite Undiscovery for most ridiculous title for a game.

I'm gonna buy this if it comes out west. Gotta support Square Enix whenever they make anything that isn't Final Fantasy. ... and whenever they make anything that is Final Fantasy.



JayArr said:

That caption photo is too suggestive. I'm not buying this classless game.



FonistofCruxis said:

The name may not be that good but the game itself looks really good, so I hope it makes it to the west



Monkeh said:

Who cares about the name, if we don't get this released in Europe, I'll cry!



Kid_A said:

I really don't want to get my hopes up for this coming to the US after the whole Last Story/Xenoblade/Pandora's Tower ordeal. But...I want it




Shout out to all NLifers that girl in the picture is claimed as mine. She is now my 93rd wife. Wish us a long and prosperous marriage



mushroomer said:

ripped off music from Kitaro!
BTW, if you havnt seen this movie, its pretty epic... Oliver Stone so, pretty propaganda-ish.. but well done. With Tommy Lee Jones.. but he doesn't show up til like half way into the movie.. and its very very depressing.. so, if you dont like depressing movies, stay away.. but the music is grand. aint it? too bad Square is running out of ideas and has to steal music now.



ElReminator said:

Nice graphics, sexy legs, true to form JRPG, sweet music AND a completely retarded name?




retro_player_22 said:

This game had a very classical Final Fantasy, Seiken Densetsu, and Legend of Zelda feel to it. Might check it out if it's release in our side of the world.



alLabouTandroiD said:

I first thought this would be a sequel to FF: 4 Heroes of Light when i saw it in the conference. The trailer looks promising and the title as well as the girl make me curious about the story of the game.
Hope it lives up to our expectations and comes to the entire West.



Expa0 said:

Squeenix hasn't released a good game since Kingdom Hearts 2... Maybe this one is going to chance it...? Of course I'm joking, Square has completely lost their ability to make good games, so this one's going to suck as well.



Noboty said:

Not impressed by the trailer. Will still keep an eye out, however, since I like RPGs.

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...