Square Enix’s gorgeous 3DS throwback RPG Bravely Default will be launching during the first quarter of 2014 according to Nintendo’s financial plans. Fans in the west had previously petitioned Square Enix at length for a North American release, before finally being confirmed for a western release in April this year.
The North American release will include the additional content to be released in the Japanese version entitled Bravely Default: For The Sequel. Thankfully, the western release will drop both the original Flying Fairy and expanded For The Sequel subtitles. In addition the the original game, the For The Sequel content includes new story events, difficulties, combat speed options and an auto-battle feature. Tailored along with the western release will also be English voices that will likely make the Japanese version of For The Sequel.
Personally, I have been waiting for this game for ages as it both hearkens back to classic Square RPGs while creating a new universe for Square Enix to explore and expand upon. For a company that has seen its share of compromises and misfires, a gem like Bravely Default absolutely had to find its way to the west. The early 2014 launch will make my impending 3DS purchase that much sweeter.