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Bravely Default: For The Sequel Has English Script DLC

Posted by Damien McFerran

Could this be the version the west is getting?

Update:

The official Twitter account for this title has now confirmed that this expanded, improved version of the title is indeed the basis for the localisation to the West.

Original article:

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to the west, but we're still largely in the dark as to when. The amount of time that has elapsed since the Japanese release — twinned with the recent announcement of Bravely Default: For the Sequel — has led some to speculate that western players will be getting the slightly enhanced version over the older iteration of the title.

To add fuel to the fire, we're now hearing reports that the Japanese edition of For the Sequel has English language script DLC, which means that we could be getting "version 1.5" of the game.

While it's rather annoying that we've had to wait so long for a localised version of the RPG, the fact that it could be an improved version should make the wait worthwhile.

[via gonintendo.com]

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mirnkaya

#4

mirnkaya said:

On the same note - it does worry me that as of late companies are expecting a full-price re-purchase of games for some added functionality and other niceties (see also: Fantasy Life from Level 5 which has been re-released as fantasy life: link, a few months after the original hit the shelves). Isn't it shooting yourself in the leg through sc***ing fans and early adapters? Why aren't such updates offered as a low-priced DLC update to those who already own the game? Not cool.

ferthepoet

#5

ferthepoet said:

If you think about it this is the thing Square Enix always do with Kingdom Hearts Final Mixes, a Japanese Version, then an English Version with some upgrades, then resale the English Version with japanese subtitles and an extra boss or two to the Japanese gamers....

Windy

#6

Windy said:

Looking forward to this. Can't wait. I hope it has online trading

Haxonberik

#7

Haxonberik said:

@mirnkaya Well Game Freak has done it several times before with their third Pokemon games. I would love to see Pokemon Z become DLC, though, a man can dream.

Spoony_Tech

#8

Spoony_Tech said:

Please please please be the upgraded version! It just sounds like the upgrades make the game that much more playable.

GrinderFiend

#11

GrinderFiend said:

Well I'm not getting the vanilla version as long as there exists a better one, localized or not. So hopefully, its the upgraded versions we of the west get.

Jampie

#13

Jampie said:

@mirnkaya Full price repurchase? I thought the people who already had Fantasy Life could purchase the expansion/update for cheaper instead of having to repurchase the game at full price? Unless I'm not understanding what you're saying... D:

"The new content will be available in two ways. A newly branded version of the game, with the full title and additional content, will arrive for 4,980 Yen, while those that have already taken the plunge can download the updated features onto their copy for 2,000 Yen; both arrive on 25th July in Japan." Got this from here: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/05/fantasy_life_expansion_heading_to_3ds_in_japan

mirnkaya

#14

mirnkaya said:

@Jampie
You're right about Fantasy Life: Link! (still, 2000 yen is twice the price of a great eshop game such as Denpa Ningen RPG 3). But this new Bravely Default update is going to cost 2,900 Yen which seems a steep price to pay for what seems like small engine improvements.

And what's more important, this tactic of selling updated & improved version just a year after the launch of the original sure doesn't send a message of support to early adopters. Why buy the next game at launch if you can get an improved version for the same price a year, or even only 7 months (see fantasy life) down the road?

Weedy

#15

Weedy said:

Here's hoping we get version 1.5 and before the end of the year in the EU!

Arcamenel

#16

Arcamenel said:

Fantasy Life: Link! wasn't just a few changes. You got a new map, all new monsters, online co-op, a raised level cap, a pet system, voice and text chat and a number of other things for essentially 10 dollars more than the average 3DS title. You got an MMO-style game for a handheld. Let's not just assume they are cheating us out of our money.

StephenYap3

#17

StephenYap3 said:

For the Sequel or bust!

Edit: After reading the update...

Cue the Stage Clear jingle from Ducktales: Remastered

Gregor

#21

Gregor said:

@Haxonberik
Do we need pokemon Z? idk. They already broke the sacred formula once by making B2 and W2 instead of Gray. In fact on the title screens of both games you can see a silhouette of the complete Kyurem that never was.

Ralizah

#23

Ralizah said:

Awesome. The wait will totally be worth it now. I can't wait to throw money at Nintendo to get this game. Heck, I'll buy a special edition if they happen to release one.

GamerFromJump

#27

GamerFromJump said:

Could be worse. At least we're moving away from the bad old days of "No Export For You".

Now, how about giving Soma Bringer this treatment. Heck, the work's already been done!

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