Nintendo Pushes Bravely Default: Flying Fairy to 2014 in Europe, Lists Mario Golf For Summer 2013
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Professor Layton set for 2013 in Europe
As part of today's financial reports from Nintendo, the company has released additional documents outlining details such as upcoming releases on Wii U and 3DS. Most of the release windows are as expected, though a few changes have caught attention.
For one thing, and likely to disappoint a number of European gamers, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is now listed as a 2014 release in the region; that's always been the case in North America, but a European Nintendo Direct had originally said it was due in that territory in 2013. The anticipated Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies, meanwhile, is due "later 2013" in Europe, but simply has a "2014" window in North America.
Some other release windows do contradict what we were previously told. Mario Golf: World Tour was pushed to 2014 in an investor briefing in June, yet its North American date in today's update says "Summer 2013" — the original release window — while for Europe the update says "Later 2013". As for the still-missing Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? in Europe, it simply has a status of "TBD".
So are these all accurate? We'll see, particularly if Mario Golf: World Tour suddenly emerges as a late summer release in North America. We may take to the Mushroom Kingdom Links in 2013 yet.