Tilmen from Nintendomination has managed to get hold of the riveting Bravely Default and has uploaded the first two hours of the game for your viewing pleasure. Square Enix’s latest JRPG for the Nintendo 3DS launched today in Europe and seems to have gone down well with the critics. Bravely Default launches in North America on February 7th.
Akihiko Yoshida, a character designer who originally came to work for Square Soft in 1995, has left Square Enix. His departure is confirmed by way of a message that was recently released in the Bravely Default art book in Japan. While Yoshida is leaving Square Enix, he will continue to work on Bravely Default series and hopefully its sequel, Bravely Second. Akihiko Yoshido was the lead artist and main character designer for Bravely Default.
“This is a personal message of mine, but I’d like to say thank you for all the support these past 18 years. I have decided to leave Square Enix, but I believe our relationship will continue going on.
And as long as I’m needed [laughs,] I will continue working on the Bravely Default series. Thank you for your continued support.
Bravely Default main character designer & lead artist,
IGN has reviewed Square Enix’s Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS and has given the game an 8.6 out of 10. IGN praises the game’s risk-reward battle mechanic, from which the game gets its title, the strategic elements of the game, which include the job system, the art style, and the “splendor” of the world. While IGN thinks the story is rather generic, it is still well-told and in a grandiose way. The voice acting is hit and miss, but overall IGN believes it is one of the more enjoyable entries into the JRPG genre.
“Bravely Default offers a handful of modern twists on what is otherwise a fairly traditional JRPG, albeit one that is exceptionally refined, characterful and well-made. It’s no revolution, and if random encounters and turn-based battles turn you off, you won’t find anything to change your mind here. But fans and open-minded newcomers will enjoy a substantial adventure that proves the JRPG is alive and kicking.” – David Evans, IGN
Nintendo of UK has released another Bravely Default advertisement. Bravely default is an upcoming Japanese RPG being released for the Nintendo 3DS by Square Enix. It releases December 6th in the UK and February 7th in North America.
With Bravely Default from Square Enix out this Friday, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles, a new Launch trailer is released today showcasing its fresh take on the JRPG genre. New gameplay elements such as the novel Brave and Default battle system challenge players to balance risk and reward in turn-based battles by choosing to make multiple moves in one turn but then being unable to move in subsequent turns. In addition, the trailer outlines features tailored to the Nintendo 3DS console such as beautiful 3D graphics and StreetPass functionality, where players encountered can be put to work to rebuild the town of Norende, the devastated town of the game’s protagonist, as well as summoned to help during battles.
If you can’t wait to experience what makes Bravely Default so innovative, you can download a recently released special demo from Nintendo eShop. This demo not only contains quests that are unique to this demo and not in the final game, but also allows you to experience StreetPass in the Norende rebuilding mode and offers 7 unlockable play bonuses, which include special items such as Antidotes and Echo Herbs to help you on your quest. Your progress in Norende as well as the collected play bonuses can be transferred to the final game, giving you an advantage when you start the full adventure. In addition, if you visit the Bravely Default website you can download special AR Cards and view an augmented-reality scene in the gripping storyline even when playing the demo.
Bravely Default launches across Europe on the 6th December 2013, available as a digital download from Nintendo eShop or at retail as either a standalone packaged version or, at participating retailers, as part of the Bravely Default Deluxe Collector’s Edition which includes the packaged version of the game and exclusive items such as an Agnès figurine, deluxe artbook, set of AR Cards and original soundtrack CD.
The highly-anticipated Nintendo 3DS RPG from Square Enix, Bravely Default, is now available for pre-order in North America. On Amazon, as well as GameStop, you can pre-order the Collector’s Edition of the game. While on Amazon it is priced at $49.99, GameStop prices it at $54.99. Bravely Default is set to be released on the 3DS in North America on February 7th and in Europe on December 6th. The standard edition is also available for pre-order on GameStop and Amazon for $39.99 a piece. Will you be pre-ordering the game? Let us know your thoughts on Square Enix’s upcoming Nintendo 3DS entry.
The developers from Bravely Default have announced via Twitter that they are genuinely moved by the support that Nintendo fans have given them regarding their forthcoming JRPG. The team initially thought bringing the game overseas would be impossible as they just didn’t think the interest was there. Clearly it is, and Bravely Default launches on December 6th in Europe and February 7th in North America.
“Bravely Default is a game that was designed only taking RPG fans in Japan into consideration. We thought overseas expansion was impossible. Seeing this much anticipation moves me deeply.”
Prolific blogger NintenDaan has managed to get his hands on the English build of the long-awaited Bravely Default, which is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. The footage shows off the games critically acclaimed battle system and also gives a good look at the game’s stylised visuals. Nintendo Europe recently released a playable demo for Bravely Default which is currently available to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Square Enix’s latest JRPG launches, December 6th in Europe and February 7th in North America.
As Europe patiently waits for the release of Bravely Default next month, Nintendo has announced that you can download a new demo on the 3DS eShop. You can find the demo shortly after today’s Direct, so you don’t have to wait long in order to get your RPG skills flexing once again. Nintendo of America announced today that North American fans will be able to join in on all the action come next February.
Nintendo of America has confirmed via today’s Nintendo Direct presentation that Bravely Default will be coming to North America on February 2nd exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS. Bravely Default now introduces the Brave and Default system to the RPG formula for unprecedented strategy choices. Explore deep customization, new ways to StreetPass, and an epic story in BravelyDefault, coming 2/7/14. There will also be a collectors edition available upon release.