Square-Enix have announced Bravely Default II for 2020 release on Nintendo Switch as an exclusive. It is by the team behind the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features a brand-new world, new Heroes of Light, and music from Revo. Japanese teaser website is also open here with the announcement trailer added below…
7th anniversary artwork for Bravely Default with the three Bravely Default albums (“BRAVELY DEFAULT FLYING FAIRY Original Soundtrack”, “BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER Original Soundtrack”, and “X’mas Collections music from BRAVELY DEFAULT”) added to Square Enix Music on streaming platforms.
Octopath Traveler Sells 1.5m / Mobile Version Coming / New Console Game
Square-Enix have announced that worldwide shipments and digital sales for OCTOPATH TRAVELER for Nintendo Switch have surpassed 1.5 million as of January 2019.
A mobile prequel OCTOPATH TRAVELER Tairiku no Hasha (literally ‘OCTOPATH TRAVELER Champion of Continents’) will also release for iOS/Android within 2019, with pre-registration open from 12 March, and will feature a brand new story.
On a new console game, Square-Enix said: “Everyone who waits for a new console game, sorry, we will need more time for developing.” Thanks to Naruki for the translation. Check out the first trailer for the smartphone game below…
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu spoke with Square Enix’s Tomoya Asano and Masashi Takahashi, and Acquire’s Keisuke Miyauchi regarding OCTOPATH TRAVELER. On talks of a sequel, Asano replies: “we still cannot say anything concrete yet, but we’ve just started talks on how it ought to be.” Asano says he can’t comment further on a Bravely Third game but does say: “the one thing I want to convey is that the Bravely series is not a title of the past to us and to our company.” The final noteworthy piece of information is Asano saying that he wants his (11th) Business Division to release annual games and that a title of the magnitude of Bravely or Octopath takes approximately 3-4 years.
The official Bravely Default Twitter account has teased potential Bravely Default news by changing the account name to Bravely ◯◯◯◯◯, asking fans to keep an eye on the future, along with posting the above image (which mirrors the image the OCTOPATH TRAVELER account tweeted last week). Square-Enix last teased Bravely Default news on the original game’s 4th anniversary, back in 2016.