Square Enix Better Release Bravely Default In The West After A Tease Like This

Square Enix Better Release Bravely Default In The West After A Tease Like This

Japanese developer/publisher/dream-ruiner Square Enix has become rather infamous for launching teasers and countdown clocks that get fans’ hopes wayyy up, only to crush them later. Social games without music. Mobile games that only exist to take your money. That sort of thing.

So when I saw this message on the official Twitter account for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the 3DS role-playing game that Square has yet to announce for release in North America, I couldn’t help but get nervous:

(The first line, as translated by Bashcraft: “It’s been a while since we accessed Twitter. The voices from those folks aboard are definitely getting through!” The second line is their English translation of that, and the third line says that they used a machine translator to turn it English.)

So, OK. On one hand, this is great! A tweet like that must mean they’re bringing it over here, no? After something like this, if the game doesn’t make it to North America and Europe, fans will revolt.

On the other hand, this is Square Enix. They could never announce anything at all. They could turn Bravely Default into a browser game that runs on your tears. You never know.


  • Squares games, and especially public relations have been too hit and miss in the last decade to put too much effort into getting hyped about their new projects. To be fair though, i have similar feelings about most Japanese publishers at the moment.

  • I want to get a bit excited, but SE put a knife in their own chest. They’ve done these teases so many times and EVERY SINGLE ONE has ended up being a mobile game.

    I’ll hold off until I see what’s happening, no point getting let down again.

    • The worst part is if the don’t localise it you’ll have to buy a Japanese 3DS to be able to play it because of region locking 🙁

  • Last Squeenix game I enjoyed was The World Ends With You. Do people still get excited about them releasing things?

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