While the main aim of Operation Brave was to secure a western release for Square Enix and Silicon Studios’ Bravely Default JRPG, it’s easy to forget that there are other countries in the east that have yet to receive the critically acclaimed game. South Korea is a rising market for Nintendo at the moment and it has recently been confirmed that the modern-yet-traditional role-playing adventure will be released there on an as-of-yet unspecified date.
Unlike most territories, few games are localised into Korean (in fact, even the best-selling Pokémon series didn’t support full trading between Korean and non-Korean games until Black and White), so it’s no surprise that Bravely Default will only be available in English – what is interesting though, is unlike the rest of the world, the title will only be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo Korea will also be releasing LEGO: Legends of Chima and Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl in the region, with the latter receiving a full Korean localisation. The former is due out on 23rd January and the latter on 27th February.
It’s great to know that the story of the four heroes of Luxendarc will be told in even more corners of the world!