New Bravely Default Project Teased By Square Enix

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Following on the success of Octopath Traveler, Square Enix is teasing something related to fellow JRPG series Bravely Default. Last week, it was announced that the Switch-exclusive Octopath had sold 1 million copies worldwide, with commemorative art that eagle-eyed fans noticed bore resemblance to the shape of Bravely Default‘s Airy. Today, a further tease hinted at a third Bravely Default entry, or even more, being worked on.

Translated, it reads, via Perfectly Nintendo:

We’ve already announced it, but…
\Octopath Traveler, 1 million units shipped! /
Thank you!
Now, now…
Please look forward to the next Square-Enix 11 BD game(s) m_ _m

Adding fuel to speculation, the Twitter account for Bravely Default renamed itself “Bravely ◯◯◯◯◯”, leaving blank the second word that could be a title for a hypothetical third entry.

Since kicking off in 2012, Bravely Default and Bravely Second have launched exclusively on Nintendo 3DS to great success of their own. Both games share the same development team as Octopath Traveler, including producers Masashi Takahashi and Tomoya Asano.

While a future Bravely Default may not be shown anytime soon, what is real is The Art of Bravely Default hardcover. Serendipitously timed to the Twitter teaser, this full-fledged, 256-page book will launch in the US in 2019, courtesy of Dark Horse Books who is translating. It comes with concept artwork and commentary from the development team. It’s available to pre-order on Amazon before its February 5th, 2019 release.

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About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.