Bravely Default coming to North America in 2014

Nintendo confirms 3DS RPG Flying Fairy coming stateside next year; special edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL launching June 9.

Square Enix 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to North America in 2014, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen announced today during a Nintendo Direct video presentation.

The game launched last October in Japan.

Nintendo also today revealed a special edition Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DSXL bundle that sports a special design and includes a preinstalled copy of the game.

The bundle will retail for $220 in North America.

Other highlights from the Nintendo Direct presentation today included Nintendo announcing a July 16 release date for 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV. All launch copies of this game will include a music CD, strategy guide, and special slip cover, Nintendo said.

Lastly, Nintendo announced today that a new entry in the Professor Layton series will release in 2014 for 3DS in North America. This game is called Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies and as developer Level-5 said August, will be Layton's last adventure.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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120 comments
HyouVizier
HyouVizier

I find it odd EU will be getting the 2.0 version before JPN 

TalesOfGod
TalesOfGod

That's great! It's a good game so I'll pick it up when it does come.

Now just bring us Time Travellers to english please!!

I don't care if it is just subbed!

^.^

Blanka13
Blanka13

omg 3ds has more great games coming than ps3-ps4 xbox360-xbox720 wiu together :)

Armysniper89
Armysniper89

Bravely Default? Are you kidding me? That is the name? Wow...they really need to make these game names coming from Japan a little more inventive instead of translated.

ixmardukxi
ixmardukxi

the 3ds gets tons of JRPGs O_O, never was a fan of the Nintendo DS but this I feel really tempted to buy the 3ds

RippleLaser
RippleLaser

Western culture embraces maturity while Eastern culture embraces youth, that's my observation.

franzito
franzito

A SQEX RPG? Should I trust it?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Another RPG for the 3DS. There were about 5,632 RPGs for the DS and I knew it would continue for the 3DS so I got one.

JRLennis
JRLennis

I suppose this is great news, if you're a fan of portables.  Once again console owners get the shaft on RPGs.

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

2014 is a while away but honestly I'm just completely stoked that we are getting in NA at all. I think Square is starting to turn a new leaf and ill be buying this day one. Just go click on forum section of this game and you can see the post I made months ago about how bewildered I was that Square wasn't localizing this stateside. Well I was wrong and I'm sorry for the hate Square - cant wait to play this gorgeous looking game! Very excited!!!!

FFBMason
FFBMason

The trailer says, "Coming This Year." This year is 2013 not 2014....

PacoTaco
PacoTaco

Oh look, it's up to kids to save the world (again)...


Always excited to see more JRPGs, just hope someday they have more original heroes :)


gargungulunk
gargungulunk

I was almost looking forward to learning Japanese via a videogame.

SE has still been solid with the DS games, and this seems like a culmination of all that.

Great to hear a definite response about this.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

<comment ended up on the wrong article!?>

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

I haven't really been this excited for a JRPG since FF7

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

This is great news indeed. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy looks like an awesome game and I so can't wait for it to drop!

juboner
juboner

every jrpg i have played on 360 or ps3 i have not liked i dont like the enviroments or the art style little kids. the only one i enjoyed was ff with lightning way better than those other ones

most of the enviroments is like a trail thru the woods or grass

flameon12346
flameon12346

I have no idea what this game is or about but she looks hot. Must buy this game.

ggregd
ggregd

Relentless Firebomb

Configure Banana

Motivation Digestion

Sword Marshmallow Diffusion

Strategy Kobold

There, I just named 5 Japanese video games.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Finally get a date, now only to wait for that date.

That's going to be the hard part 

kaiserdisco
kaiserdisco

literally jumped out of my chair and yelled in excitement after reading about bravely default getting a us release

rabih55555
rabih55555

Cute girl


American should learn to make more beautiful characters from the japanese game developers

Breyant
Breyant

@Armysniper89 You know it was called Bravely Default: Flying Fairy in Japan too right? It's not a translation, just a bizarre name lol

NAWAF005
NAWAF005

@franzito Apparently it was critically acclaimed in Japan and was praised for returning to SE's Final Fantasy roots.

Let's see how it goes.

Breyant
Breyant

@FFBMason It also says "PEGI 12", not "Rated T for Teen"... that's EU, where it will be releasing this year.

silvergol
silvergol

@Nintyfan95 Strange.... alot of Places of Bravely default looks

Similar or identical To FINAL FANTASY 13.

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

@ggregd 

Don't forget

Impossible Possibility, and

Royalty Tactics: The Saga of the Red King's Legacy Chronicle

Needles-Kane
Needles-Kane

@rabih55555 

Uh no.  Just a couple recent ones; Elizabeth from Bioshock and Lara from Tomb Raider. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@rabih55555 The line between pretty young girl and straight up wrong is a little gray in some Japanese games for my liking. Still think you are right but the line needs to be defined properly.

Armysniper89
Armysniper89

@Breyant I don't follow games from Japan so know. OK now I am even more concerned. Who names games there and what drug are they on? ;)

flameon12346
flameon12346

@Dr-Ivo @Jebril

Well she doesn't look like a little kid. I say she is between 17- 18 years old. Im just guessing.

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

@Dr-Ivo @Jebril @CraigNinten @flameon12346 

in RPG-years, that ought to make 'er 26.  ...with the abilities of a 62 year old witch.

flameon12346
flameon12346

@Faustavus

Hahaha I know she fictional. My point is that I need to buy this game, and that she is a hot fictional female character which is normal. Not saying I wish I was can with her, and all that other nonsense.