While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing, while worrying some with special attacks available as paid-DLC; the publisher has also been spilling the beans on some special bosses that'll be downloaded into the game — some will be from DS title Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

If you have your wireless connection enabled, Lucifer and Beelzebub will be bosses that appear in Norende Village, a location that you gradually rebuild by utilising StreetPass; Mammon will also make an appearance. If you don't have an online connection you may receive these bosses via StreetPass, while their punishing difficulty means they'll thankfully be optional. Producer Tomoya Asano has told Famitsu that the balancing of these extra enemies is being tweaked to give the best experience possible.

Since they’re monsters you’ll be getting as content from outside the game, we’re currently thinking about how strong they should be. We’re thinking about having their strength match the current progress of the player. In the end, we plan on having monsters who are even stronger than the ‘Adventurers’.

These enemies won't be interacting with the story, as such, but are sure to please fans of the Final Fantasy DS title; it was a game we rated highly. Are you keen to face off with these deadly foes?

[source siliconera.com]