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"All The Bravest" Square Enix Trademark Was for iOS Game, Not Bravely Default Localisation

Posted by Thomas Whitehead


Late last year it emerged that Square Enix had trademarked the name "All The Bravest" and purchased a number of related web domains, which prompted excitable rumours that it could be an indication of a much-desired localisation of 3DS title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. Unfortunately that dream has been crushed — which seems to be standard for Square Enix rumours and teases in the past year — with confirmation of Final Fantasy: All The Bravest for iOS devices.

Adopting a top-down 2D perspective with pixel graphics, it seems to be mainly focused on battles, with enforced time delays between actions and three hour intervals between "fever" actions. Eurogamer found the following information on its product page:

Every character possesses an ATB gauge that displays the time remaining until that character can execute an action," the App Store description reads. "When the gauge is full, simply tap or drag your finger over the character to attack. Touch multiple characters in quick succession to experience exhilarating and fast-paced battle unlike anything you've ever played before!

...Once every three hours, the Fever option will appear. Once activated, you will be able to attack without waiting for ATB gauges to refill as long as the chocobo-themed music is playing. Deal as much damage as you can before the battle fever ends!

The game has already appeared in New Zealand and is on the way elsewhere, with in-game DLC also certain due to a low initial asking price. Square Enix has brought a number of games to iOS in the past year, including Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, though in terms of available content the 3DS version offered better value.

Sorry, Bravely Default dreamers, the wait goes on.


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Boo_Buster said:

Bummer that it is not Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for 3DS. I will insta-pre-order that game the moment after it gets announced for Western release. That game is like The Four Heroes of Light found Lance Armstrong's steroids.



Denkou said:

Square enix is getting progressively more dead to me. They used to care about making fantastic games and pleasing their fans. Now all they care about is the ios.



Windy said:

Very Disappointing I have been hoping for this flood of RPG's which we are kind of getting but minus Bravely Default a Damn Shame. Sorry guys for the language.



Marakuto said:

Square Enix has started to crumble but I enjoyed playing this franchises games, although I was hoping that they bring this RPG to the west. :/



Rapido said:

This news has got me morally down. Can't blame squenix to bet on the mainstream market more and more. T_T



seronja said:

S.E. is not the same like they used to be, get over it! they s*** on their fanbase for over 7 years! no real kingdom hearts 3 for consoles, no ff7 remake, no interest of collaborating with Nintendo to make Super Mario rpg2, no sequel to chrono trigger or chrono cross and the western fanbase wish for so many thing's to come over but they don't give a damn... i hope my comment explains S.E. from a real prospective of a long time gamer



pariah164 said:

And once again, Squenix completely misses the point. I wish they would go bankrupt so they can stop crushing the dreams and hopes of their consumer base. Them and Capcom. I kind of hate them now.



misswliu81 said:

square enix hasn't been a great company since the 90s, just like with capcom. all they mainly release is final fantasy games every year.



ouroborous said:

very sad, you know 3DS still desperately needs to flesh out it's roster of awesome/must-have games...



Rapido said:

T_T, because of the news, I remembered having TWEWY made available for iOS instead of making a sequel!! Squenix your a cruel slave mastah.



SparkOfSpirit said:

Nintendo had to publish Dragon Quest VI... I wouldn't get your hopes up for VII.

Sigh, I miss the SNES/PS1 Square and Enix.



ecco6t9 said:

Nintendo will probably pick up Dragon Quest VII, but maybe the bigger thing is that Square Enix should break up. The merger has done nothing but cheapen the Final Fantasy franchise.



Pikachupwnage said:

These ****ing fools are shafting gamers and quality for cheap cash in crap and it ****ing pisses me off.

I will refuse to make any games for IOS at all if I ever manage to get a indie studio started up. Seriously IOS is a terrible thing for gaming.



Windy said:

@seronja Man sometimes I feel this way as an RPG fan. I want Dragon Quest X online so bad in North America and Europe. I just don't think we will see it.



FluttershyGuy said:

I really dislike what Square Enix is doing these days. Not only is this NOT Bravely Default, it's also YET ANOTHER iOS Final Fantasy.

This, Dimensions, and AT LEAST a FF V remake (or enhanced port) are/will be on the way to iOS, without a peep of them on any other system. SE has iOS tunnel vision right now, and it seems the rest of us gamers are supposed to embrace it, or get left behind. The way I feel about SE right now, it'll be the latter. This is a bad time to be a Final Fantasy fan. Much as it is bad to be a fan of SE & Capcom, among other currently disappointing 3rd parties.

It just feels very much like gaming is in decline right now and, right or wrong, I partially blame it on iOS and iOS-obsessed developers. Wasn't there another time when cheap, often-times poor-quality games pulled video gaming down in, oh, the early 80's? I also remember a quote about "those who forget history being doomed to repeat it." Like "The War of the Magi."

I know there are iOS fans here. No offense. I love my iPod Touch. I'm posting this on one! However, gaming is not one of the things I love it for, to say the least. I don't like it being shoved down the throats of Final Fantasy fans (which I have been for 21 years), with no other platform choices.



ramstrong said:

Huh? A bunch of crybabies all of a sudden? The implication is that SE should never release a game with "Brave", "Default", "Fantasy", "Final", "Heart", or "Kingdom" on the title.

Nothing wrong with iOS or any other platform specific titles. I don't see Kid Icarus Uprising being ported to any other platform, and I don't see anybody complaining about that.



Hokori said:

@ramstrong But we just want a localization of Bravley Defult, it's kind of a bad move to name a franchise with a similar name before confirmation in other territories.




@FluttershyGuy Seems like all the big companies from the 90's are that way now. Square, Enix, Capcom, and Konami. Square Enix puts money before its own fanbase (killing off any fan Chrono projects doesn't help). Capcom is just unpredictable with its wild cancellations, on disc DLC, awful localization, and unwillingness to listen to its fans. Konami...I don't even know anymore. Most of their franchises are basically dead now or handled by someone else. What happened to that new Contra game that was in the works? Mercury Stream is doing a great job with Lords of Shadow, but I miss the days of Konami developed Castlevania, Contra, Gradius, Metal Gear etc. games. They even own all of Hudson now but aren't doing anything at all with them. I miss the 90's



youngkc19 said:

i have to say am very much so disappointed...this was one of the major games i wanted to get(still want it). a guy can dream right?



Retro_on_theGo said:

Why are you guys upset? They never even hinted it would be BD:FF. you all jumped to conclusions, don't hype yourself up like that.



Grubdog said:

Square-Enix is probably waiting for Nintendo to offer to localize Bravely Default themselves. It'll never happen.



LztheQuack said:

@Hyperstar96 Do what? "All the Bravest" was never an announcement until now. Honestly I think everyone is overreacting here. Square NEVER promised Bravely Default for the West. Everyone got their hopes up over a small piece of information and then some of you react with bankruptcy hopes for Squeenix after they announce otherwise. Some fans you guys are



Marks said:

Wish I had an Apple product for myself. Bleh, so many FF games I want.
Still waiting for Bravely Default to come, but I don't mind if they take their time to make the best product!



XCWarrior said:

My hate for mobile gaming grows with this announcement. How cruel Square Enix, how cruel. Come back to the core, don't waste your time with mobile games.



DashDG said:

Why???? First they release the awful Heroes of Ruin game, and the not so great Theatrhythm, they seemed to be more interested on ios over NA and sad... No Bravely Default, no Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3: The Great Pirate Ship and Tails Troupe, no Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D and list continues...



Linkuini said:

At least they didn't release a big teaser this time. That was what ticked me off about their port of The World Ends With You. They dropped hints that only people who already played it were likely to get, just to market a game that would be more interesting to people who had not played it.

Here, though, it looks more like fans jumped to conclusions about a trademark for something that had not really been publicized yet, so I don't really feel like getting mad at Square just for making another iOS game.



Neram said:

This seems to be a common occurance lately. Hype building up for a new game from one of the biggest developers in the world and then we find out it's just another iOS game. From now on I'm automatically going to assume any teaser site is actually for some underwhelming iOS game.



Knux said:

Even though Square Enix did release quite a few 3DS games in NA, Dream Drop Distance is really the only one that contains amazing quality. So in reality, there's only one SE game worth recommending for your 3DS, and that's not a good sign.

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