Bravely Default Blends Elements From Final Fantasy V And Tales Series

By Spencer . July 22, 2012 . 11:27pm

32afDengeki Online has a detailed look at Bravely Default: Flying Fairy’s job system, which the publication compares to Final Fantasy V. As mentioned earlier, players will be able to select staple jobs like knight, monk, white mage, and black mage. It appears Bravely Default has 24 different jobs, if this screenshot is anything to go by.


Tiz and the other heroes will earn job points and unlock, at most, ten abilities per class. Players can further customize characters by adding command and support abilities. By selecting support abilities you can give a white mage HP 10% up for a life boost or the knight’s ability to cover injured characters.


By selecting command abilities you can give white magic to a knight which allows the knight to use recovery magic like cura. White mages also have buffing spells like protect and shell plus aero, typically a wind elemental attack in the Final Fantasy series. Or if you want a master attacker you can make a monk with black magic. Want a more balanced character? Add physical skills to the usually frail white mage class.


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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy also has party chat scenes. These events are just like the skits from the Tales of series where two characters, like Tiz and Agnes in these screenshots, share their thoughts. These scenes give players a better look at the personalities of the characters and if you pay attention you hear a hint.


Bravely Default: Flying Fairy comes out on October 11.

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  • YESSSSSSS!~ More inter-character banter is always welcome. It’s not that I love skits that much, but I find that a lot of RPGs lack that kind of party chatter. I think whatever I saw of Last Story’s system of banter in real time during combat was the closest thing to ideal.

    • leadintea

      I personally prefer things like this for RPGs that have a bigger playable cast. It’s pretty easy to develop 4 characters well in the a storyline and to interact with each other but more character interaction and exposition is always welcome.

  • Lunar_Outcast

    C’mon Square Enix! Announce this for localization already. I don’t care about Final Fantasy XIII-3.

  • I wondered if there would be a title that would try to reconcile aspects from the aforementioned RPGs. This looks better and better the more I see from this title.

  • DuskSharkEX

    I want this game sooo bad.

  • kupomogli

    These graphics are terrible.  Looks like it started life on the DS using a modified Final Fantasy 3 graphics engine and then ported and will be continued to completion on the 3DS. 

    • Detrimont

      the good graphics are the backgrounds, which are all hand painted water colour pictures which they made into 3d towns, and also, the character sprites may look similar to ff3 ds, but they have definitely improved, you cant really judge the game til you actually see them on the 3ds screen

    • James Smith

      Looks better than a DS game but it does look like a portable game a lot.
      The 3DS is still capable of more.

  • leadintea

    Anyone wanna take a gander at what the 2 jobs at the bottom of the job wheel are? One looks like a purple bunny hat and the other looks like a pink feather or crystal. I also notice the Red Mage job and what looks to be the Thief (the black cowl).

    Also, do you think that we’ll get to meet the enemy variant of each job like we did for the first 4 revealed jobs or do you think those were the only enemies that had jobs?

  • Have you guys seen the collector’s edition? Only available through SE online shop, but it is selling at double the price of the standard (12,800 Yen).

    I really want this game! I hope they can bring over that collector’s edition as well.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      UUUUKHHH.T_T That is one hell of collectors edition there and the price is really “HELL” for my wallet here.T_T

    • Anime10121

      OMG I want that! I want ALL of that. Now THERE is a collectors edition
      worth having (unlike a usesless “Mark of Mastery” edition for KH). Man I
      wish Square would give us even half of the stuff in the awesome CE’s
      that Japan gets :(

      Oh and I’d GLADLY pay double the price of a 3DS game for all that (heck I’d pay about 100 bones for that) if they actually released that same edition in the US.

    • Ladius

      Wow, that limited edition is truly gorgeous.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is what SQ should do more lol for their FF series. When everybody is more or less sure going to buy this game, they add more thing making us unable to wait for this game here lol.^_^

    The extra conversation system is probably one of the best thing there.^_^

  • Prinnydoom

    As long as its not to much like 4 heroes of light i don’t have a problem with it.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh, character interaction skits. Wonder if they will be animated like in the Tales-games or if it will be cutscenes with the actual models.

  • keithmaxx

    Mixing in FF and Tales? I like the sound of that!

  • As if this game needed anything else to become even better than it already seems to be! Final Fantasy V ranks on my top of favorite FF games mostly because of it’s amazing job system, so it’s with great joy that I see it being reused.

  • Vampiric

    Square USA, announce a localization right now

  • Shiloh Emerald

    This game looks great and gives me the old Final Fantasy feel. Another one to add to the list for a possible 3DS purchase.

  • WyattEpp

    Oh man, I LOVE Final Fantasy: Tactics.  3DS has a pretty strong lineup waiting in the wings.

  • Neophoton

    This game… I WANT IT! Shame 3DS is on region-lock, just hope it gets localized.

  • Nitraion

    Oh original FF is that you? Where are you been?
    I need to Love 3DS first…

  • kylehyde

    I waited for so long for a spiritual sequel of FFV (that is not a tactical RPG) and now this is a really good chance to see my dream come true. 

  • kool_cid414

    Just further cementing my desire for this game.

  • This is a want!

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    I need this so bad!! every time i see some more news it always makes me want it more ^-^ SE if u don’t localize this I’m disowning u lol 

  • The 3DS needs a game like this.
    Where is your localization announcement, Square?

  • imaguni

    I originally was a bit mixed on the game. The game art looks gorgeous, but I’m not exactly pining for a return to the classics (not that I mind more traditional RPGs at all, I’d just rather see games that bring something new to the table). But… I loved FFV and the game is sounding so great so I’m fully excited for the game now!

    •  I think everyone wants to see Square bring something new to the table

      and they have

      it’s just that they are very bad at bringing new things to the table, and when they do; it’s lazy or just lacks the same level of vision that their previous installments had.

  • Jirin

    Hope we get this.  Looks very promising, depending on how the combat is balanced.

  • I’m not gonna lie, this game looks tempting.

  • *edit* nevermind

    Hoping we see a return of the more offensive Red Mage, and a proper Mystic Knight

    I am really excited for this one; at last a REAL FF game!

  • CirnoLakes

    >Tales series
    Doing it right.

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