Understand that this appears to be an incredibly “traditional” Japanese role-playing game, and that I’m talking about its visuals, not how it plays. Which, let’s be honest, we all pretty much know how it’ll play.
Square Enix hasn’t often been able to recreate its glorious concept art in its video games; older titles were too pixellated, newer ones have either been too polygonal or too shiny. This, though, with its hand-drawn style and moody lighting, looks to get things just right.
It’ll be out next year.
Bravely Default [Tiny Cartridge]