Bravely Default producer, Tomoya Asano, has revealed that the well received Bravely Default was originally going to be a sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light on the Nintendo DS. Asano says that is why some similarities had been drawn between Bravely Default and Final Fantasy. Here’s what he had to say.
“I think that it’s possible that some of the similarity of item names are due to the fact that we originally conceived of this as a sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light; it might be just an artifact of that process. But there’s also some deliberate thinking about it as well in that we know that people that were fans of the Final Fantasy series, and there certainly were a lot of them, enjoy seeing similar elements, and we know that it’s fun for them.”