Bravely Default: The Kotaku Review

There's an old saying: if it looks like a Final Fantasy, feels like a Final Fantasy, and sounds like a Final Fantasy, it's probably Bravely Default. » 2/07/14 12:00pm 2/07/14 12:00pm

The sub-boss battle music from Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is some of the most hilariously over-the-top JRPG battle music I've ever heard. From 1:50 to the loop-around, it's... it's like composer Revo built a giant robot out of DragonForce members, gave it a Red Bull and told it to perform three lead guitar parts… » 1/28/14 6:30pm 1/28/14 6:30pm

The penny whistle is so hot right now. If you played the Bravely Default demo, chances are you were a bit swept up in the fantastic world-map music. Perhaps you were also reminded of Ni No Kuni's excellent world-map music. That's probably because both compositions prominantly feature the penny whistle (or tin… » 1/17/14 6:30pm 1/17/14 6:30pm

Old-School Final Fantasy Is Back With A New Name

Here's the first English trailer for Bravely Default, an upcoming Square Enix role-playing game for 3DS that seems like old-school Final Fantasy in everything but name. » 9/27/13 12:00pm 9/27/13 12:00pm

The Updated Bravely Default isn't Just 'For the Sequel'

You have to give Square Enix points for honesty; Bravely Default: For the Sequel wears its primary intentions right on its sleeve. I mean, it's right in the title: "For the Sequel." » 9/05/13 7:00am 9/05/13 7:00am

What? Bravely Default is evolving! On December 5, Japan is getting an updated and expanded re-release of the interestingly-named 3DS JRPG, titled Bravely Default: For the Sequel. Nintendo, who's publishing Bravely Default in the West, wasn't able to confirm to Siliconera which version they'd be bringing over next year. » 9/02/13 9:00am 9/02/13 9:00am

Bravely Default Will Still Be Called Bravely Default In North America

For quite some time now, the world has been laughing at the name Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, even as we begged Square Enix to bring it out of Japan. » 4/17/13 8:00pm 4/17/13 8:00pm

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Is Coming To The US In 2014

Square Enix's 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to North America next year. Nintendo will publish the game along with Square Enix. » 4/17/13 10:32am 4/17/13 10:32am

After A Tease Like This, Square Enix Had Sure As Hell Better Release …

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. » 3/01/13 10:40am 3/01/13 10:40am

Want To Know What the Hell "Bravely Default" Means?

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy » 11/06/12 6:00am 11/06/12 6:00am is Square Enix's newest RPG on the 3DS; and while it may technically be a new IP, it shares a lot in common with the famous JRPGs of yore.

Bravely Default Is Getting a Download Version in Japan

Retail game Bravely Default: Flying Fairy » 10/31/12 3:51am 10/31/12 3:51am is getting a download version in Japan. It will hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop on November 1 for 5,400.

These Guys Really Want Bravely Default To Come To The West

I am all for the campaign to keep talking about the wonderfully-titled role-playing game Bravely Default: Flying Fairy until Square Enix decides to localize it outside of Japan. It looks fantastic, by all reports it's a great game, and people are buying it! Win-win. » 10/29/12 7:30pm 10/29/12 7:30pm

Let's Keep Talking About Bravely Default Until Square Enix Brings It To…

We still haven't heard a peep from Square Enix's North American offices about Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, a lovely-looking 3DS RPG that's out in Japan this week. » 10/09/12 12:30pm 10/09/12 12:30pm

Now This is One Hell of a Collector's Edition, Square Enix

Square Enix's upcoming 3DS RPG, Bravely Default, looks gorgeous. As does its collector's edition, which includes what for most would games would constitute the entirety of their merchandise offerings. » 7/23/12 11:30pm 7/23/12 11:30pm

Square Enix's Next 3DS RPG Draws From Final Fantasy V

The ridiculously titled Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will use a job system similar to Final Fantasy V, according to a report by Dengeki Online (as translated by Andriasang). » 7/23/12 3:00pm 7/23/12 3:00pm

Hey Square Enix, Please Bring This RPG To The U.S.

This is Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It's a role-playing game made by some of the people who made 3D Dot Game Heroes and some of the people who made Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light. Nintendo showed it off during its Japanese livestream last night. And it looks wonderful. » 6/22/12 10:40am 6/22/12 10:40am

Square Enix Has an Original Role-Playing Game (With A Goofy Name)…

Next year, role-playing game know-it-alls Square Enix will grace the Nintendo 3DS with a new, original RPG. It's called Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, a silly name for a potentially intriguing game. » 9/13/11 12:45am 9/13/11 12:45am