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.

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

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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!


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hgahwruh lhy agauwta

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2014 is too far away... :(

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@blaze_boy30 i wonder when DQ7 will come to the US. probably 2016,

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Looks good! And hey, I like the name :)

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

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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.

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

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@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? ;)

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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

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

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A SQEX RPG? Should I trust it?

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@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.

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@franzito as long as its not a sequel to ff13 you shld be fine

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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.

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

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nice, more rpg's for the 3ds

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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!!!!

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

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

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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 :)

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@PacoTaco this a million!!!!

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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.
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Bravely default is so perv.

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@silvergol wat?

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@CraigNinten @silvergol You didn´t play the game...

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

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

Similar or identical To FINAL FANTASY 13.

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

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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

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@juboner Have you tried Lost Odyssey?

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@SythisTaru @juboner no is it good

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

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@flameon12346 she's just a pre-teen girl...

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@CraigNinten she's legal, her age is 17

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@CraigNinten @flameon12346 She certainly isn't dressed like one though, and her body doesn't really give me the 12 year old girl sense.

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@Dr-Ivo @Jebril

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

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@Dr-Ivo @Jebril @CraigNinten @flameon12346

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

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@Jebril @CraigNinten @flameon12346

She's 17. FYI

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@CraigNinten @flameon12346 Yes. You're point?

Don't forget she's fictional.

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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.

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Relentless Firebomb

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There, I just named 5 Japanese video games.

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@ggregd All those because copyrights? LOL!

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Don't forget

Impossible Possibility, and

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

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

That's going to be the hard part

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