Bravely Default: For the Sequel Revealed in Jump Magazine

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Now that we’re a few years into the life of the Nintendo 3DS, there are a handful of fantastic JRPGs to be found on the platform across the globe. One of the more highly-anticipated JRPGs out there that has yet to arrive in the West: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. Initially announced during a Nintendo Direct some time ago, many responses amounted to: YES!!! …But what’s with the wait? With a delay in Europe adding to the curiosity, I think this might be able to explain a thing or two:

Bravely Default For the Sequel: Jump Magazine Scan

Leaked in Jump Magazine, Bravely Default: For the Sequel has been announced. This is an expansion of the original game featuring new story events, refined controls, an “auto-mode” that makes battles up to four times faster, difficulty options and a few more save-slots to use in-game. It will release in Japan on December 5th, 2013 for 4900yen, and a digital expansion to the original game is offered for 2900yen.

More than one individual is speculating that this could be the version arriving in the West in 2014. It would certainly explain why the game is taking so long to arrive overseas/the mysterious delay in Europe. Not much information is known about this re-release/expansion, because this is concerning a leak, but I’m sure a lot more Bravely Default news is coming. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about the game.

What do you all think? Is this the version the West will be playing next year? Will we have a shot at playing the sequel as it’s developed? Are you super-excited? (Of course you are!) Tell us your thoughts. More as we hear it!

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  • Tara

    Hm… well, I hope this is the version we’re getting, then…

    After all, if they don’t release this “complete” version, then we’ll never see the sequel. I highly doubt they’d sell the expansion seperately, though I suppose they would make more money off that…

    Okay, hard to say. Regardless, I’d like more info on what’s going on with the game. >.>

    • Pyrotek85

      Agreed I’d rather wait and get the expanded version.

  • RagunaXL

    first, thankyouthankyouTHANKYOU! I’ve been dying for any new bravely default news. it would be great to get more content or the premium version right out of the gates. I don’t mind how long the wait is as long as they do a good job. but some official news on the JP end and hopefully the western ends will be great in the meantime.

  • multibottler0cket

    Honestly I’d rather have the original version.

  • Ghaerdon

    If that’s the version, Squarenix will have earned my respect again. I HOPE FOR THAT!

    • Guy Rainey

      Remember, it’s Nintendo of Europe doing the localization. SE has done nothing to earn your respect in terms of this game. But since NOE did do such a nice job localizing the Oprainfall games and released special editions, I have no doubt that this complete version will come to the West in some form.

    • Ghaerdon

      Good point. Thank you for taking the time to correct my misconception.

    • Guy Rainey

      Not a problem. I love communicating with fans

  • madmofo145

    It used to be that the US got a number of slightly enhanced versions of games, especially during the PS2 era, and when going to other territories Square was always good about using the most feature filled version as the base, so I’d say chances are good that this explains part of the delay, especially when they know that by delaying as much as they have, they are entering a much more crowded market.

    • alex

      erm what about all the final mixes we never got lol

    • Chris Omahen

      The International Editions and Final Mixes of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games actually included features that were new to the Japanese release that were added to the US releases. Basically, they got a game, when localized, we got more features, and then they got those features and then some in a rerelease.

    • madmofo145

      Exactly, they just never re-brought games here, so the single version we got was improved, versus japan who got 2 version, original, and an even more improved. In this case the improved version will exist before we get ours, so there is some precedent to say we will get it, just like we are finally getting KH 1 Final Fix, and FFX/X2 international since the most feature filled editions were used as the basis for the HD remakes.

  • alex

    i guess we should get vocal about us wanting this version so we dont get screwed like we did with dragon quest joker 2 takes ages to come out and not even being the improved version.

  • They better do it

    If it’s not the version they release after all this time and chain yanking I will be extremely disappointed in Square.

    You know, more than usual.

  • James Best

    “For the Sequel”? Squeenix comes up with some weird subtitles, don’t they?

  • RagunaXL

    they officially announced it on the SE JP site, as well as facebook and twitter. http://www.jp.square-enix.com/bdfts/