Nintendo Europe has reconfirmed that Bravely Default on the Nintendo 3DS is still coming sometime this year to Europe. Nintendo of America has previously said that the game won’t be coming to the United States until 2014. The press release that Nintendo Europe issued just says that the game will be coming towards the end of the year. Will you be buying it?
Nintendo’s quarterly financial results have revealed that the 3DS continues to boost profit for the company, while the Wii U still trails behind only selling 160,000 units within three months. However, along with their quarterly results, Nintendo have published the current schedule for future Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles. The most surprising find is the European release for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, which has been pushed back from its late 2013 release date to 2014 – presumably the same as the North American window. The Nintendo 3DS title will now see a release some time in 2014 for both western territories.
Another strange occurrence is the summer 2013 release window for Mario Golf: World Tour in both Japan and North America, with Europe getting a late 2013 slot, as it was announced last month that the title wouldn’t be launched until 2014. Of course, there’s a possibility that the announcement was made after the report was officially put together, and the dates are subject to change, but who knows, could we see a surprise summer release for Mario Golf?
Nintendo revealed yesterday that Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be released outside Japan. Nintendo of America confirmed to Kotaku that the North American copy of the game will be called Bravely Default, but the company has yet to decide on a subtitle. In Europe, however, the game will receive an all-new title. Bravely Default arrives this year in Europe, and in 2014 in North America.
Although publisher Square Enix hasn’t confirmed it, Siliconera is confident that Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to North America and Europe. Apparently, during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), ‘trusted sources’ told Siliconera that the role-playing game will be released overseas. Once we hear of a confirmation from Square Enix, we’ll let you know. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and was released last year in Japan.
Square Enix apparently notices the demand by Western consumers for Nintendo 3DS-exclusive Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, which launched last year in Japan. Via the official Twitter account for the role-playing game, the company is supposedly hinting that it will eventually come to the West, by saying it hears the ‘foreigners’ – people outside of Japan, in this case – requesting Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. Here’s hoping the game does in fact release in the West.
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy producer Tomoya Asano announced during a 4Gamer interview that the game has shipped 300,000 copies. Asano went on to say that he believes that by the end of the month, the game will have sold 300,000 copies in Japan. He also teased that he’s been thinking a lot about the future, and he mentions that there’s a lot of things that fans of the game should look forward to. Asano finished by saying that he will share more news once development starts again.
“Yes, I’d like to report to everyone that Bravery Default has broken over 300,000 copies shipped. I think by the end of the month, the sales numbers will achieve 300,000.”
“The official [Bravely Default] Twitter account has been in a silent state lately, partly because the consumer camp has been all out of information. However, from this year to about next year, I’m thinking there are a lot of things that I want to prepare for everyone to look forward to, so please continue to follow the Twitter account. I want to share information with everyone as soon as developments start again, so thank you in advance.”
Toward the end of last year, Square Enix registered a couple domain names – AllTheBravest.com and AllTheBravest.net – that left gamers hoping Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was on its way to the West. It turns out the domain names have nothing to do with the publisher’s Nintendo 3DS role-playing game. Instead, Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy: All The Bravest, an action role-playing game that pays tribute to the entire Final Fantasy series, for iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The iOS game releases tomorrow, January 17th, in the App Store and will cost $3.99.