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Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

To be called Bravely Second

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy — shortened to Bravely Default in the West — has been a commercial success for Square Enix in its homeland. That's likely contributed to its localisation (along with support from Nintendo) in its follow-up and improved form that's known as Bravely Default: For The Sequel in Japan. As that title makes clear, the developers tweaked and re-balanced the original release with changes likely to be part of the next title — this is evidently a franchise that will grow.

Although inevitable, it's comforting that this sequel has now been confirmed for the 3DS in Jump magazine. Nintendo's portable appears to be the only system listed to date, though no release date has been provided.

European gamers will have a chance to pick the first game up on Friday 6th December, while North America needs to wait until 7th February 2014. Localisation may not be immediate with the sequel, as was the case with the first, but hopefully success will make it an eventuality.

Are you planning to pick up Bravely Default, and are you pleased that a sequel's been officially revealed?


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Boukman said:

Just received mail that my pre order for the first one has been sent. Great news! Twice!



Pit-Stain said:

That's great to hear! But I still haven't played Bravely Default, cause I have to wait till Feb 7.



Peach64 said:

Happy with a follow up, but already worried they're planning to keep pumping these out until one flops. There's a higher chance of a dev creating a subpar game if they're told they have to squeeze it into an existing universe than if they were allowed complete freedom in terms of plot and mechanics.



ricklongo said:

As a JRPG fan, I approve of this news (even though I won't get to play the original until February... oh, life).



CaviarMeths said:

Nintendo and Square/Enix haven't really been close since SNES (understandably), but I think with the recent success of SE games on the 3DS, it would be neat if the company decided to start developing a series of "throwback" RPG games exclusively for Wii U. Mid-budget projects that are a return to classic JRPGs like FF6 and Chrono Trigger in style with updated graphics and gameplay.

What I'm getting at is that SE should make some steampunk RPGs for Wii U with open world exploration and storybook-like narratives.



eaglebob345 said:

@CaviarMeths They also need to bring Kingdom Hearts HD remixes and Kingdom Hearts 3 to the Wii U. Even though the KH games on Nintendo platforms were on the DS line, it doesn't mean they don't have fans on The Wii U as well. Final Fantasy games should make that trip over, too.

I think the Wii U would do a lot better with good franchises like those, and more, even with out EA, Bethesda, etc. Nintendo needs to fill the void made from some 3rd party developers, like EA, Bethesda, etc., with other and, in my opinion, better 3rd party developers, like Platinum Games, Ubisoft, SE, R*, Atlus, Capcom, Activision, Irrational Games, etc.

Nintendo should know by now they can't have all the third party support, but they should not try to chase a lost cause like EA. Try with R* or Irrational Games. They could even bankroll some games to minimize risk for more support. Sorry for the bit of a rant, I just don't want to see all of the naysayers being proven right, after failing miserably with their predictions on the DS, Wii, and 3DS. I mean, they are bound to be right about something eventually, but I don't want the Wii U to be a flop.



CaviarMeths said:

@eaglebob345 Yeah, I'd be pretty stoked if KH 1.5, 2.5, and 3 were released for Wii U. Been meaning to get into that franchise and would love to have them all in one place.



Solid_Stannis said:

Played the demo and it seemed like just another post-decline Squenix RPG to me. Is it just slow going, or something?



WiiLovePeace said:

Hahaha awesome, I'm greatly looking forward to it!... Even though I don't even own the first one yet



WYLD-WOO said:

That`s great news, hopefully we won`t be waiting that long in the West for a release



MAN1AC said:

I'm hype!
There is an updated version of the original called Bravely Default: For The Sequel that is being released before this. That version is the one that is being localized and released this week (or in the next couple of months depending on where you are).



GamerGleek47 said:

Great! Now say that you'll bring Kingdom Hearts 3 and at least one of the two HD Remakes of KingdomeHearts! Pretty please?



JaxonH said:

It's kind of like the Tales games. Every time a new one releases in Japan, is right around the time we get the previous installment in the West.



Porky said:

Wait didn't we just get the first one a week ago and now we're getting a sequel in Febuary 2014?? Wow, that's quick.



Porky said:

Oh nevermind I didn't finish reading XD. Ignore my previous comment although if we had yet to get the first how come there was a review of it last week?




@Peach64 As a Nintendo fan...why are you typing this?

Nintendo fans should be the first people to understand in believing in the longevity of an IP.

Ok, Sonic fans first (they can take a mean lose streak), but Nintendo right after.



Kolzig said:

Loved the awesome demo and give two thumbs up for Squenix for making this a dual audio release so people in the western countries get to enjoy the original japanese language audio and optionally also the english dub if prefer that

This is how all Japanese games with voice acting should be done in western countries. Definitely getting this at some point, but still need to get also Mario Kart 7, Zelda, NSMB2, Luigi's Mansion 2...



Expa0 said:

Wait a minute, isn't the stupid microtransaction rip-off thing in Bravely Default also called Bravely Second? Hopefully this won't turn into rip-off the game..

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