UPDATE: BD_FF OFFICIAL Still Teasing Localization

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

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UPDATE: Still no official word, so this is should still be taken with a grain of salt, but the official Bravely Default Twitter has offered a response…to the response…of the first tweet they sent out, mentioned below.



Here’s an official translation to accent the one above, once again courtesy of oprainfall’s Will WhitehurstThere are so many comments from people overseas! We’re doing our best to give everyone the chance to play! That last bit, as before, indicated that translation software was used in the tweet above.

Are things looking more and more hopeful? We’ll continue to keep you informed.

Bravely Default


You know it’s a crying shame that a title like Bravely Default: Flying Fairy hasn’t been announced for localization. A game that utilizes the 3DS’ strength to the fullest, and a game (besides FF Type-0 and FFXIII Versus) that people actually care about that’s coming from Square Enix. Literally everywhere you will see JRPG fans craving for it and who can blame them really; the game looks fantastic! Sadly, it seemed Square Enix were to afraid to take the risk as the game is at least 95% fully voiced and they seemed to had no interest in doing the work to have it dubbed. Take into account the 3DS isn’t exactly booming on the sales charts in North America, and especially not in the PAL region. It looked like it was going to share the same fate as Type-0. Or is it?

Apparently our cries, begging, and complaints might have reached Square Enix after all! Just recently Square Enix’s official Bravely Default Twitter Account posted the tweet below here:

Bravely Default Twitter

When loosely translated, it says: “We haven’t accessed Twitter in a while. Foreigners’ voices are definitely coming through!” (Insert the English portion) The last bit states that a Translation software is being used.

Of course we should be excited, but at the same time we should simmer our hype down for our own good. As we all know, Square just loves to tease and make us anticipate a new announcement, only for them to dash our hopes and dreams when it was all for just another iOS game (TWEWY/All the Bravest/Final Fantasy ports etc.) Nothing wrong with wanting to make games for smart phones and tablets, but come on, give us a bone here Square. The ball is in your court now Square Enix, please don’t let us down.

Thanks goes out to Will Whitehurst for the translation ~


About David Fernandes

(Community Manager) David is an assistant admin and community manager at oprainfall. He joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning, and became one of the staff as the first wave of new volunteers were needed back in mid June. He is an avid video game collector, and lover of most game genres. David spends much of his time in a futile effort in clearing out his ever growing video game backlog.

  • Vinicius

    Knowing SquarEnix it’s probabbly gonna be a browser/IOS dumbed down game full of microtransactions. Let’s hope for the best.

    • This is slightly different to their usual crap where they just put up a countdown and a picture or something. This seems very Bravely Default specific. One can only hope though, Square-Enix have about as much sense of what their fans want as they do money (oooh burn).

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I’m an idiot, statement has been removed x.x

  • Dammit Square, localize the game already. IMHO that game has more Final Fantasy than Actual Final Fantasy

    • Xx_Kares_xX


    • IkeFE

      They could even go as far as naming it “Bravely Default – Final Fantasy” or Final Fantasy: Flying Fairy”.

    • RagunalXL

      lol, that is interesting, Bravely Default:FF. Final Fantasy. it has pheonix downs

  • Yes, please.

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    So… where does this say ANYTHING about Bravely Default? That’s a rather misleading title don’t you think? For all you know it could be Dragon Quest VII

    Yeeeep I’m an idiot, I misunderstood the fact that it was a official page SPECIFICALLY for Bravely Default…

    • Saf

      It clearly says BDFF_OFFICIAL on the twitter picture *face palm*

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Which is why I corrected myself before you posted, thank you for trying to act snarky and superior though, it’s much appreciated.

  • TwinTails

    I certainly hope this is true, otherwise we might have to go to their headquarters with torches and pitchforks.

  • RagunaXL

    i really hope this comes out. in fairness, last console cycle (DS) they released ports of chrono trigger, dragon quest IV-VI as well as an all-new IX, polygonal remakes of final fantasy III, IV as well as 4 Heroes, a Mana game, Final Fantasy Tactics and a couple Crystal Chronicles, and final fantasy XII:revenant wings. they only game we didn’t get was the remake of Saga 2 (final fantasy legend II.)

    So while we sat on our hands waiting for other companies’ JRPG’s NiNo Kuni:the Another World, A.S.H. Archaic Sealed Heat, Vandal Hearts:Flames of Judgement, Xenosaga Episodes I&II, Soma Bringer, etc. etc. etc… we can really say that squaresoft is the tried-and-true company THAT ACTUALLY delivers the goods.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      They WERE the company that did.. I still haven’t seen a Type-0 have you? They didn’t give us any of the Three SaGa games, they gave us two mana games actually (both of which were really bad) and as you said most of the games were remakes, not new titles, so it took them little work to construct the games in the first place, let alone translate them. Square is still at their strongest when it comes to their handheld games, but they aren’t exactly gods when it comes to localizing all of their material.

    • RagunaXL

      hey, i had alot of fun with Children of Mana especially at the time of release for DS. The Remake of 3 was a total overhaul, new designed characters and story etc. it’s a fun game. I hear yuh on Type-0 though. Hopefully Project Crysallis will show them the light. As a psp owner i’ve had a lot of fun with Square’s other releases. Dissida, Final Fantasy 1,2,4:Complete, and Crisis Core to name a few. I hope we get Bravely Default but we will get plenty square love for 3DS whether or not. You are totally right, they are no gods. it’s not directed at you but there is alot of Square hatred in Operation Rainfall. These guy are sick?

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I didn’t like children of Mana… it was a grindfest.. the normal enemies were way too difficult to kill and the bosses were pathetically easy. Admittedly though, that’s my taste. I don’t generally care for ‘dungeon crawlers’ and that’s what Children of Mana was… it would have been more fun if I could have played multiplayer though. I am very torn about Square right now, I have been a huge fan of them for a long time but I don’t know where I stand anymore. They’re console releases, let’s face it, have been pathetic this generation, the only thing that’s kept me around has been their handheld releases, which admittedly have stayed in the ‘decent’ to ‘good’ realm. One way or another they need to step their game up or they are going to lose the rest of their fans and eventually their company.

  • Alright, Square-Enix. That’s twice you’ve addressed fans oversees. While it’s not in the professional capacity many would prefer, you should know how unbelievably fast this news will spread.

    If you don’t localize Bravely Default after all this “special attention”, I’m… going to be very sad. 🙁

  • multibottler0cket

    I really hope we get this one! <3

  • After all the bravest, you owe us.

  • “Take into account the 3DS isn’t exactly booming on the sales charts in North America, and especially not in the PAL region ”

    second place in europe and second place in US which is unheard of 1.8 years into the life

    wait until pokemon launch, it will be first

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      I know right. The 3DS is kicking all kinds of ass sales-wise given the current economic climate and the encroachment of Apple and the resurgence of PC gaming These “low” sales numbers are the new normal. People just won’t get it through their thick heads until the PS4/720 hit and their sales die down after the launch frenzy.

  • An Tran

    They should really announce a localization before Monolith Soft shows more of their 3DS game and REALLY be deemed obsolete as a JRPG developer when compared to the almighty Monolith Soft.

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      pointless comment. Also, bring them both on. The more the merrier when it comes to jRPG’s.

  • You make it, I buy it. Please begin with all haste.

  • RIP Type 0

    Apparently if Final Fantasy 13 isn’t in the title somewhere or it isn’t filled with microtransaction garbage Square doesn’t release it anymore?

  • Eugene Ng

    All we have to do is wait and see… keep your guards but not too much, it could be a surprise, just have your say and demand and it will happen! We all have a voice so let’s show them that we want this game!

  • Chibz_93

    Square, do this, and I will day one this, no questions asked!

  • Henry

    I hope Square Enix localizes this. If they fail to deliver, then I will lose hope in this company. They had the taste to fund this project, now hopefully they’ll have the sense to localize it. This is your last chance, Square: your reputation is on the line.

  • I don’t think we’re going to hear any official word until June. Considering that Nintendo has made a point in saying they are working with third party companies to bring eastern 3DS titles to the west, I feel like an announcement will be made during E3 stating that not only is the game coming over, but Nintendo will be publishing it. It’s a little far-fetched but still not completely off the table. I’m crossing my fingers.

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      I’m also expecting a TON of localizations to be announced at E3. Since Nintendo can’t get Western 3rd parties on board they’re going to have to push themselves as the go-to platform(s) for Japanese gaming.

  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    Square has fallen so far from grace in my eyes that I really didn’t care about this. Until I read a review that said it’s the Spiritual Sequel to The 4 Heroes of Light. Now it’s a day one purchase. (assuming it’s actually coming out…you never know with Square)

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      oh it is? but the 4 heroes of light was awful x.x. Well not ‘awful’ but it was rather poorly structured… I never thought that simply choosing the target of my attack would become a luxury.

  • square enix can suck it

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      I wouldn’t personally go that far, but yeah, not much of a fan these days. I am willing to give FF14 a shot on the PS3.

    • they burned me too much

  • While I admire the amount of passion generated by operations such as oprainfall, I’m afraid it is completely ignored by people at SE.

    The truth is, the executives here see this as some kind of small fan club.
    Nonetheless, it’s a good place to vent frustrations.

    Bravely Default is coming overseas, that much is certain now that the decision has been made, however no set date has been set regarding the start of the localisation process.

    Will keep you up to date if anything were to come up.
    Enjoy it when it comes.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      Here’s hoping you are correct. I know there are many here who want to see it localized, especially the Bravely Default campaign.

    • Lazy_Penguin1989

      Thanks for the heads up, we appreciate it 🙂

  • Ryan_oprainfall

    I liked Final XII, so they have at least made something in the last 10 years that I have enjoyed. But there was a time Square was my favorite developer period. Now all I have is feelings of Nostalgia. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. This will go a long ways in restoring some of that lost faith.

  • kerriganmarois

    Sometimes I can’t help but wonder wtf is wrong in the japanese game industry. Seems like half of the developers are making serious strides in making games broadly enjoyable (platinum comes to mind right off the bat for me). It’s actually saddening me which sounds batshit crazy to me. But I miss being able to play jrpgs. I liked sitting back and tuning my party and characters while relaxed.

    I am still really excited for this game, but my hopes aren’t up for it coming out anytime before christmas.