Bravely Default II might have only just arrived on the Nintendo Switch, but questions are already being asked about future console entries in the series.
In this week's issue of Famitsu, series producer Tomoya Asano has reiterated how there's currently nothing actively in development on the console front in terms of new games. In saying this, he still expects next year's 10th anniversary of the series to be a "little more active" than usual, and fans should look forward to it.
“As for any development of a new console game [for the Bravely series], I’m sorry, but there isn’t anything for the time being. However, since next year is the 10th anniversary, we expect things to be a little more active compared to an average year. Look forward to it.”
Back in September, Asano said the future of the series was still in the planning phase and admitted another major entry could potentially take up to three or four years to develop.
“Bravely Default II was well-received by fans and as a result, we’re hoping to continue the series as we feel we can pull it off once again. With that said, we’re still in the planning phase, and I suspect development will take another 3-4 years, so we’d appreciate if fans could bear with us.”
Most recently, Square Enix opened pre-registration for the mobile spin-off Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights in Japan via the App Store and Google Play. Are you eager to see more major entries in the Bravely Default series? Did you play the latest console release on Switch? Leave a comment down below.
[source ryokutya2089.com, via nintendoenthusiast.com]
Never played them but have heard good things. All they said was that a new game wasn't currently in development; doesn't necessarily mean the 3DS games aren't being posted to the Switch, which would be perfect for me.
Well I enjoyed Bravely Default on the 3ds.
Glad to see the series doing well.
A remaster would be nice for PC/switch
Really enjoyed Bravely Default and Second on 3DS.. would love HD remaster on Switch. Disappointed with Bravely Default 2...
I don't know they're acting like bravely second never happened. The three games were good. Keep them coming
Could a release of the Bravely Default/Second Collection may be in the cards?
Bravely Default was simultaneously really amazing and really frustrating (for spoilery reasons). Bravely Second was underrated - sure, it wasn’t quite as clever as the original, but it still was well written and didn’t suffer from the same problem as the first.
Bravely Default II… I’ve yet to finish. It’s not bad, but… it’s fairly generic, especially with how many great RPGs releases this year. Maybe I’ll finish it eventually, but I worry for future games. They can’t just bank on the same gimmicks the whole series uses, they need some unique ideas. JRPGs are a dime a dozen and, given their length, I really only have time for the outstanding ones… this year alone gave us MH Stories 2, NEO:TWEWY, Tales of Arise, SMTV, and Pokemon BDSP, to name a few. I’d recommend all of those above BD2.
It sucks because I love the series. I hope they learn from this release going forward, few RPGs have blown my mind as much as the first BD.
I think it’s safe to say that Bravely Default II undersold Square’s expectations. Because, you know, Square…
Retailers were selling it new half-price within a few months, which isn’t exactly encouraging - but it meant I picked it up when I was on the fence. I hope the series sticks around. Lots of people say JRPGs are ten a penny, but there aren’t many with such a strong focus on the mechanics of a job system. I’ll always have time for that.
I heard good things from the 3DS Bravely Default, so I'm surprised that I'm hearing stuff like this about the sequel. Can you guys update me on the game and its problems? Thanks.
At this point I don't really know what to expect with the series, I feel like they've written themselves in a corner. I hope we'll still get some great classic FF-style turn based RPG in the future from square, but I'm not holding my breath.
@NintendoKnight I recommend NintendoLife's review for some insight, but in my opinion the turn-based gameplay is still the best part of the game. The story and characters sadly feel more like cheap generic placeholders and the story is both very short but yet plays out for too long. Opinions may vary, of course.
If you play your JRPG for gameplay first, I would still highly recommend it.
I feel mixed about these games. They are all good rpg's. But the Switch one in particular felt too old school for me. Like really boring by the end. Turned based combat is good but the amount of time and effort to reach the true ending is draining, man.
Still, I'd probably buy more Bravely games so my criticism doesn't really matter.
If I had a hope, I'd hope for another concert/orchestra, the one for the first game was spectacular
If there aren't any NEW games planned currently I'd gladly take Bravely Default + Second HD on Switch (with non-compressed audio)
I was considering picking up the 3DS games, but they're hard to get nowadays and mostly overpriced as a result, if you want the boxed version, which I prefer.
Bravely Default II was very good and had great moments. Not as refreshing as the first one, and it could have the array of little quality-of-life improvements from the first two games. But I enjoyed my journey nonetheless. Hoping for a 4th game in the series.
Would not mind seeing the two 3ds games get an switch release
@NintendoKnight Pretty much this and also this
Bland story.. bland and forgettable cast for me unlike its predecessors.
I hope it's DLC for BDII. It felt like there was a lot of potential to add more stuff to the game both lore-wise and battle-wise.
I never did get my Summoner job back! And the ending leaves a lot of questions unanswered. But I'll be glad if we get anything that's not just a mobile game.
I never played any game in the series despite good reviews. Their prices never dropped enough on 3DS to tempt me.
I enjoyed Bravely Default II but you’re either into it or you’re not. The art style did not translate to console well, like, at all.
Bravely Default the musical, Bravely Default the movie (starring Chris Pratt), Bravely Default theme park on the dark side of the moon, Bravely Default tea towels, Bravely Default balloon rides for pets, Bravely Default M&Ms, Bravely Default crossover with Fortnite, Bravely Default documentary hosted by Jimmy Carr, Bravely Default Fabergé eggs, Bravely Default Triple Layer Toilet Paper & Bravely Defawlty Towers spin-off.
There, not expecting much, but if they don’t deliver on the above, I will be disappointed.
This is quite interesting considering the news of how NEO twewy didnt sell well.
I've played both 3DS games and really enjoyed them, even the section some complained about in the original Bravely Default (If one had poked around enough, there was more to this than meets the eye). I may be in the minority, but I think Bravely Second is the better of the two for [spoilers here].
As for Bravely Default II, I've played both demos but not the actual game yet. I'm glad they improved a lot from the initial demo since that was... rough.
Yet another game I need to buy.
I'd be fine with them just localizing Brilliant Lights, that looks like a surprisingly solid mobile game that avoids a lot of pitfalls common to that platform.
@Ultrasmiles Seems like the Bravely IP has more clout than the TWEWY IP, unsurprisingly.
Probably a mobile game.
That's their idea of "something you should be excited for"
@JaxonH I'm really annoyed that the mobile platform has become this era's designated Side Console, where smaller Octopath, Bravely and Nier projects only release on mobile. Not to mention lots of other interesting MMO's like Ni No Kuni's that never get ported to Switch.
@sikthvash Bravely Default: the lunchbox, Bravely Default: the flame thrower! (Kids love that one) I'm sure all us fans will have fun with the sequel, Bravely Thirdly 2: the quest for more money.
I've yet to see this game at anything other than full price.
Wait, thanks to BF magic the game is suddenly $26 at Gamestop.
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