Back in April, we rejoiced when a Nintendo Direct segment revealed that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS JRPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy would be released internationally, particularly as we at WiiUAndMii had been fighting for such a thing under Operation Brave. Fun fact: It was the only Nintendo Direct to this date I didn’t watch live, due to being at work at the time. However, my Mum was texting me the news live and when Bravely Default was announced, I had to rush to the toilet and have a little celebratory cry. True story.
That aside, the game has been a phenomenal success in Japan, leading to online brower game Bravely Default: Praying Brage last November, as well as producer Tomoya Asano openly discussing the possibility of a sequel. Today, scans from the Japanese JUMP Magazine have surfaced, which have revealed Bravely Default: For The Sequel, which is due out for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on 5th December as a physical title, as well as downloadable content for digital copies of the original at a reduced price.
Bravely Default: For The Sequel is an expansion of the original game, featuring new story events, an “auto-mode” that speeds up the length of battles (allegedly, up to 4x faster), new difficulty settings, improved controls and more save data slots.
Could this be the reason for the ambiguity on whether or not the title will be retaining its originally scheduled 2013 European launch year, with us receiving this version instead? I guess this also cements that there is a sequel in the works.