Bravely Default 3DS RPG - New Gameplay Trailer

By Jorge Ba-oh 27.12.2011 6

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Earlier this morning Nintendo showed more footage from Square Enix's new IP for 3DS, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.

Details on the new project from the Japanese RPG giant are scarce, but the adventure is said to follow a more traditional RPG structure with character, job and battle systems akin to classic Final Fantasy installlments on the SNES. Sprinkle in a dollop of modern with AR features and other 3DS tidbits to revitalise the conventional experience.

Flying Fairy is being lead by Square veteran Tomoya Asano, who worked on the DS remakes of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV.


A demo is expected to be available in the Japanese eShop from Spring 2012.

Box art for Bravely Default
Also known as

Bravely Default: For the Sequel


Silicon Studio




Turn Based RPG



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Looks gorgeous.

Here's the AR demo...



( Edited 27.12.2011 15:59 by Squidboy )

3DS Code 2578-3122-0744

looks like suikoden mixed with one piece....... ooookay then why not

jay (guest) 27.12.2011#3

can i just say worst name for an rpg ever, up there with infinite undiscovery. maybe default means something different in japanese

Traditional character, battle and job systems similar to the classic SNES Final Fantasy games? The guy who also worked on the DS remakes of FFIII and FFIV is working on it? Sold! Smilie

This is actually the spiritual successor to FF: 4 Heroes of Light on DS. Apparently they decided against naming it FF since it is different to the modern FFs on the market nowadays and didn't want to confuse people. I think that's a shame. They still went ahead with calling 4 Heroes an FF game, and slap it onto other projects like Chocobo games, Crystal Chronicles etc. The 'Flying Fairy' part keeps the 'FF' initials though, to remind players of its origins.

It makes me think back to not long ago when Square were saying about how they will probably be moving more and more towards action/faster/real time battles in future FFs, expanding on the battle systems of FF12 and 13. Yet when the remakes of FF5 and 6 come, they'll be back to the classic turn-based style. I dunno, I guess maybe I think it's a bit of an odd reasoning for not calling this one FF at all. It might have got more people interested and just seems like a contradiction to the whole series. FF isn't just the modern style of today. What's great about the series is its diverse battle systems and mix between old, modern and futuristic styles. This would be just another entry in the series in the classic style. No matter though - hopefully the game will do just as well without having to rely on the famous brand name.

Maybe now I'll have to play 4 Heroes before trying this one out.

( Edited 31.12.2011 17:47 by Azuardo )

The art style in the cutscenes reminds me ALOT of Archaic Sealed Heat on DS....I wonder what Mist Walker thinks about that?

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

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