Bravely Default 4th Anniversary and tease

The Bravely Default Twitter account just tweeted that it’s the 4th anniversary of Bravely Default, apologised for no recent information and ended with “maybe something soon” (近々 何かあるかも……!?).

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Bravely stickers!

Two sets of Bravely stickers covering both Bravely Default and Bravely Second have been released on LINE for just 50 coins each. They’re also available outside of Japan!

Bravely Second impressions

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WARNING: Contains mild spoilers for the first few hours of the game. I make sure not to spoil any of the major twists though.

It’s no secret that I adored 2012′s surprise hit, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. I adored the cast of characters, I enjoyed the story, and I thought the core battle system was stupid levels of fun. 

That being said, there’s a lot of things that its sequel, Bravely Second, needed to address. By setting it in the same world of Bravely Default (two and a half years later), players will inevitably end up seeing lots of familiar locations and characters. It’s not entirely unlike the same issues Final Fantasy X-2 of XIII-2 faced. How do you make a direct sequel feel brand new again without completely redesigning everything from the ground up?

As it turns out, the secret is in making a good first impression.

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