Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Being Localized

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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Bravely Default

The Nintendo Direct today quickly gained momentum in the last few minutes. Bill Trinen said he was about to announce “games that players in Japan have been enjoying, and we know you’ve been interested in since they were first announced overseas.” This series of very pleasant surprises was kicked off by Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.

At every turn, we at Operation Rainfall have been fervently hoping to see this game announced. It was made by Silicon Studios, the same development team as Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (which we lovingly reviewed in Games of the Past). Bravely Default can be considered another victory for us all.

Trinen was right to describe this game the way he did. Bravely Default sold at number one on its launch week, received great critical praise, and even won some gaming awards back in its native land. Oh, and did we mention how much we love it already? Anyone can see that it’s a visual and musical treat. Plus, the gameplay is a love letter to classic RPG’s while still bringing its own unique style. It’s really enough to blow us all off our feet.

Nintendo is partnering with Square Enix to publish Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. North America will receive it some time in 2014, while Europe can actually expect it some time this year. We’re all eagerly awaiting it, even those of us (like me) who didn’t have it on our radar until this morning.

Are you ready for its release?


About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."

  • RagunaXL

    YES! I was sleeping. any news on a release date? probably at E3. BD:FF being released in US was a must for me getting a 3DS. i’m heading to gamestop today!

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      2014 unbelievably.

  • yes! very very happy about this. I wonder if Nintendo themselves are localizing it or if Square is…

  • I hope Nintendo of America is the one doing the localizing. They might get 8-4 to do it, and their FE: Awakening localization was AMAZING.

  • Oscar Tong

    How am I supposed to go back to sleep after this?!

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Thank you for finally getting smart Square… (or Thank you nintendo for pulling Square’s head out of their arse)


  • My body is too ready for this news

  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    Sky, Blue. Water, Wet. Obvious to my ass for a very long time.

    • Then why did it take so long? The game came out in October. Most Square Enix games are announced for localization before the Japanese game ships. My guess is that Nintendo saw that Square Enix had no intention of an international release (despite all the fans clamoring for it), and took it upon themselves. I’m speculating, but Nintendo of Europe is probably handling the localization, with a North American version based on the NOE localization (After all, that worked out quite well for them with Xenoblade Chronicles), thus explaining the difference in release dates.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Pretty sure that is not what they planned with Xenoblade but it did work out well for them in the end.

    • FrancisUnderwood0482

      once those Tweets a few months ago cryptically alluded to it on the Official BD: FF Twitter it was bone obvious it was coming eventually. As for how long it took to localize, your guess is as good as mine.
      Gotta say though 2014 is a tad f’ing extreme.

  • multibottler0cket


  • High five, everyone.