(Europe) Bravely Default Release Pushed Back to 2014

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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Nintendo financial reports have confirmed some interesting things in the past. Another was released today, revealing some unfortunate fans for European gamers: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will not be arriving this year as originally announced, but has been pushed back to 2014.

This is disappointing for gamers living in the PAL region. I know I’ve been looking forward to hearing when I’ll be getting my hands on the game later next year, only to now find out that I’ll have to wait longer than expected.

For those unaware, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was announced for a Western localisation earlier this year. Americans were told they would have to wait until next year, while Europeans reveled in the fact that they would be playing it later this year. In light of this, that is no longer the case.

There’s not much to be done about it at this stage, however. What do all of you make of this? Any idea why they had to alter the release date?

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was developed by many of the same people who developed Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light, and is one of the best-looking games to come out of Square Enix recently. Hopefully, its success (if it is successful) will spur Square Enix into bringing more quality titles like it into a language we Westerners can understand and enjoy.


  • Tara

    The only question I am pondering on now… will this delay the US release? (As in, has everything shifted back) or are we looking at a case of “the delay has the side effect of everyone getting it at about the same time”? (I don’t want to say the delay is SO we all get it at the same time, but that possibility does stand as well.)

  • James Best

    Now you have to wait just like the rest of us! Bwa ha ha!

  • Francisco Martins

    I can wait, it’s not like the 3DS is going through a game drought of any sort, there’s alot of great jrpgs on the system as of right now, ready to consume your life at any moment xD

  • Liminal18

    Honestly with drakengaard 3 and tales of xilia coming out and of course that Etrian odyssey remake and smt 4 I am glad Nintendo is giving is room to finish stuff already in our lists and of course the new Mario Luigi dream treat which looks incredible. I can wait…I can wait,

    • This game is from Square Enix, not Nintendo.

    • Shinguyi

      Helped published thanks to Nintendo as Square Enix refused to do so. If Nintendo didn’t step up, Square Enix would have never localized it.

  • I’m kinda wondering if 2014 was the release date all along, and NoE just jumped the gun initially for some reason.

  • RagunaXL

    well that’s never the news you want to hear. as a US gamer looking for the first really good rpg on 3ds, sorry none so far really hold my interest, makes me worry that it will delay the US release as well. maybe it won’t. while they are reportedly working on another Bravely Default title that would leave the porting, translation duties, and any online, firmware features to another team. so hopefully this is just to fine tune the overall game. but if this ends up being one of the few RPGs on the system, like Gamecube and Wii, I’m not going to be thrilled. not going to be getting 4ds either.