Bravely Default PC Game Is Set 200 Years After The Nintendo 3DS Game

By Spencer . October 25, 2012 . 2:10am

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Square Enix is working on a Bravely Default title for PC with an even weirder name – Bravely Default: Praying Brage. Bravely Default: Praying Brage takes place 200 years after the events in the Nintendo 3DS game, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.

 

Since the PC game is set so far in the future it has a new cast of characters. Edea Lee Oblige is the guardian of the wind crystal and probably a descendant of the protagonists from Flying Fairy.

 

 

Bravely Default: Praying Brage is being developed by NHN Hangame, the group behind Valkyria Duel and the Vita game Piccotto Knights. We’re pretty sure that’s what the teaser site hoopla was for. Square Enix plans on connecting the PC and 3DS games, but have not detailed how this will work. An open beta test for Bravely Default: Praying Brage will start on November 1.


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  • Curan_Altea

    I-……… How is that pronounced? 

    • Kibbitz

      Based on the reading, it feels like it was supposed to be Pledge.

      • Curan_Altea

        Ah. Didn’t bother to read anything myself….. Getting lazy I suppose. 

        • Kibbitz

          Well, if you looked, it’s still written as BU-RE-”-”-”JU”, it’s just that I really can’t think of anything else more appropriate than Pledge for this. Also Praying Pledge goes well with Flying Fairy~ (IMO)

          • Curan_Altea

            Pledge would sound nice (I read the kana now and agree). But you never know. Bravely Default is odd enough on it’s own. 

          • Kibbitz

            Well, you know, the Brave and Default thing in the combat system, and there’s a cute fairy flying around and all~ =P I certainly prefer it over Infinite Undiscovery, at least, as a name!

      • DiosFancifulRomp

        Brage is a reference to Norse mythology though, the God of Song and Poetry, so it’s not supposed to be pledge.

        • Kibbitz

          I actually have considered that, but I don’t know whether it really is relevant, not knowing if they do have a Brage in there.

  • ShinGundam

    Looks moe~

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    NHN game.^_^ Valkyria Duel is better than any other GREE game here, so i am positive that this game will not be dissapointing.

    Now only whether this game will come overseas or not. Hope Piccoto Knight will do well so that this game would had some chance to come outside of Japan too.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Wow, what is THIS?  We’ve gone from a small scale Final Fantasy game that dropped the brand name, to a whole new brand!  We’ve got crossovers, sequels, entries on three(?) different platforms now…

    Is this game super good or something?  It seems like Square Enix is investing an awful lot into this, like they fully expect this product to make a big splash.  After all, they wouldn’t be funding all these extra projects if they didn’t think that players of the 3DS game won’t be thirsty for more.

    That was a weird double negative.  Square Enix is investing in this IP as though they expect it to be a big success.

    So how has the critical reception been over there?  What’s the buzz?  Is the game just that good?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Double Negative? Not double positive?
      And yes the game is having a good critical reception in Japan and it had been plagued with out of stock problem now.

    • Kibbitz

      Sales is definitely good, review in Famitsu IIRC was all 9s or something? I’ve posted in greater detail about my experience with the demo in the messageboard but the game seems, at the very least, well executed. The Bravely/Default mechanic actually does make boss battles more interesting too.

      After playing the demo, I went from complete skeptic who was “Meh, prettier FF3, some small tuneups, some names here and there for music and story, what’s the big deal?” to ordering it from PlayAsia because my friend in Japan couldn’t find me a copy in the shops.

  • isfuturebright

    WOW! For PC? I had no ideia they would pull this off. I wonder if it will ever come to the US.

    • DiosFancifulRomp

      Considering that a lot of efforts on the NA localization front turn with a profit larger than in Japan (looking at XSEED and Atlus especially) I would say this is incredibly likely. Except SquareEnix has been showing it’s xenophobic colors lately, NOT showing any signs of localization for the first Bravely Default even though they know it will sell well like 4 Heroes of Light did. Also the lovely “Let’s not put FF7 on Steam because Steam will undercut our profits” despite the fact that the release would be ENTIRELY profits and that they would probably sell much more internationally on Steam. But ehh, SE can do what they want, I don’t have to buy their games.

  • CirnoLakes

    Mwa ha ha ha!

    What was that about the PC not mattering in Japan?

    • http://ggftw.com/forum/ Monkey_T

      It still doesn’t. Just because there’s gonna be a Bravely Default game coming out for it doesn’t mean it suddenly becomes a relevant gaming system to Japanese folk.

      • CirnoLakes

        Well, it turns out I was wrong and the PC is still in the ghetto. Rather, a browser game, eww.

        However, I do think that the major reason most people in Japan aren’t very interested in the PC platform is that most Japanese developers don’t support it.

        There is certainly a PC community in Japan. Just that in Japan it is almost all indie while in the West the PC gets some decent PC support from non-indie developers. The only thing that really crushed the PC in Japan was Nintendo doing so much to revive the console market.

        I think that players will go where the games are. And since the games aren’t very much on the PC, Japanese players aren’t as interested in the platform. There’s a strong sense in Japan that the PC is for online games and indie titles. As when a developer “makes it”, they usually abandon the PC and develop for the console. And that being on the PC means a hobbyist who couldn’t afford to develop for the console made it.

        But it is possible to change such a thing. And it’s arguable that structure of the market only exists because of the Famicom by Nintendo.

  • Syn

    I love days like this, some random article pops up and completely makes my day, so glad this is coming for pc. Though I hope its not a browser based game, will be truly ecstatic if its a full fledged pc game.

    Also, I noticed that the first part of that amazing soundtrack kinda sounded like the soundtrack at the beginning of Final Fantasy XII…..Kinda..

  • gk2012

    LOL at the people below. I think they never saw in the trailer that this is a browser game.

  • Elvick

    If this is a browser game. Lawdy. PC shouldn’t even be a word used in reference to browser games. It’s very misleading. 

    • CirnoLakes

      Yeah, if it’s a browser game, it should be called a browser game.

      Of course, the trailer certainly doesn’t look like a browser game.

      • Elvick

        That’s why I said ‘if’. I watched the trailer to try and get a sense of it, and still couldn’t figure it out. But if it does turn out to be a browser game, which actually would make sense given some of the information posted in the article… (mainly it being by the guys who made Valkyria Duels, which is a browser game)

        I’d like to know for sure though. If it’s an actual PC game, then great (although weird combination). If it’s a browser game, then… ew. xP

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    No way its going to be like FF14 or.. will it? 

  • Kibbitz

    For people questioning as to whether this is a browser game, the side site for Praying whatever is http://bdpb.hangame.co.jp/lp/index.nhn

    The red vertical text in the center translates roughly to “That world, 200 years after  ~ from Square-Enix comes a new browser game!”

    Edit: For anyone who wants to examine the text for themselves in a copy-pastable manner:

    あの世界から200年 − スクウェア・エニックスから贈る、新作ブラウザゲーム登場!

    • CirnoLakes

      No! No no no no no no! No, just no! Stop! No! No no no! Stop just stop! No no no!

      Oh Square Enix! You always do this!

      This is why I’ve been on the Namco Tales Studio, Atlus, and Nippon Ichi bandwagon instead of yours for so many years!

      Shame on me for thinking so positively when Square Enix is involved.

      You had a chance, you were on the right track. You had Bravely Default, a fresh, new, interesting IP for the first time in years. That was looked great and presumably was great, too. You looked like you were finally starting to get back on track, and even please PC folks, too. And then… and then… this.

      • SH3

        What the hell is your problem? Did you really think a Japanese publisher/developer would release an exclusive single player game for PC?

        • CirnoLakes

          It would have surprised me very positively.

          And I’m sick of Square making a bunch of browser mobile social game type stuff. Browser games tend to be very low quality social games which cheapen the IPs they’re attached to.

          This is just as bad the porting of The World Ends with You to the mobile market. This means a game is being worked on that will most likely cheapen and reflect negatively on a possible new IP that might be decent from Square Enix for the first time in a while.

          And yeah, good genres like jRPGs, Fighting games, and anything that isn’t the typical FPS, RTS, and MMORPG drudgery is desperately what the PC games. And Japanese games in general. The lack of Japanese titles is one of the chief things holding the PC platform back.

          I thought it was possible, and it would have been very nice. I also didn’t assume it had to be an exclusive. The Last Remnant was a multiplatform title that also had a PC version.

          But browser games are none too exciting.

          • raymk

            OK this is an overracting moment if I’ve ever seen one.  This in no way cheapens the Ip at all and its no where near as bad as the TWEWY port because that port wasn’t bad.  I don’t know why you are getting mad at square for though because making browser and mobile games are money makers right now and shouldn’t a company make money?

          • CirnoLakes

            I don’t know that I consider that TWEWY Android or iOS or whatever port terrible. But a lot of people did, and I don’t see how it is any better than this.

            Browser games aren’t that bad but they’re certainly not too amazing. I wouldn’t mind if we got them, either. But they’re a lot like any kind of pandering sequels and the like. They don’t take much money and effort to produce and are more often than not a money grab.

            People felt that Dirge of Cerberus cheapened the Final Fantasy VII IP. And it was probably a much better game than even any browser spinoff I am aware of. And Dirge of Cerberus wasn’t a terrific game.

            I’m not against them because they’re “very Japanese”, by all means. And I wouldn’t mind playing them from time to time as throwaway games, just like I sometimes enjoy random, free to play, subpar Korean MMORPGs. That being said, browser games are pretty much the epitome of the “casual” market and all the negative that applies to them. Browser games often just aren’t very good.

            Very rarely do you see high quality games come out for the browser. Instead, more often that not, you get low budget games meant for little more than a quick buck.

          • SirRichard

            “This is just as bad the porting of The World Ends with You to the mobile market.”
            I wasn’t aware revamped ports were a terrible thing, I guess wanting Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut makes me a bad person.

            Ever wonder why all these browser and social games basically don’t leave Japan, or aren’t released in English? They’re not for us, they’re for a different market that likes these games and wants to play them. It has the exact opposite effect of what you claim it does, because it keeps the game relevant and breeds interest in it, and it’s one of the better things they could do for a brand new IP. It shows that they want to support it and make it into something big, and isn’t that what we want from Square Enix? New things that go beyond one game?

            Also it’s hilariously obvious that you’re not a PC gamer, because by its very nature the PC market is the most varied of the platforms available for people to use. Your examples are even explicitly wrong, as the PC has plenty of fighting games, even the likes of SSFIV AE and BB:CT, and has begun to welcome JRPGs onto Steam. Ghostlight today just announced they’ve signed contracts relating to their first PC JRPG release, to say nothing of recent ports to the system (but ports are evil, right?). The PC has creative genre-bending games crawling out of the woodwork all the time, have a gander through Steam’s indie section sometime.

            No, browser and social games aren’t the most exciting of announcements but what’d you expect when the game was literally out last week or so? They have an audience, a thriving dedicated audience that provides a whole new source of income to companies that helps lessen the strain of ever-growing development costs, why is that a bad thing? Some of them are even pretty fun, if what I’ve heard about Valkyria Duel is any indication.

            And for a final nitpick: I do believe you mean The Last Remnant, The Last Story was most definitely a Wii exclusive.

          • CirnoLakes

            Oh typos. Yes, I meant The Last Remnant.

            And yeah, I am a PC gamer. I’ve recently been going nuts and mentioning about the Ghostlight news all over the place. I own both Super Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter x Tekken on Steam. I also own Recettear, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys Origin, Fortune Summoners… and actually, I have over 200 games on my Steam account. I’m also waiting patiently for Skullgirls on Steam, which seems to be taking forever.

            I very much believe the PC can be a great place for these genres. I only want it to become a better one. I do in fact tend to argue against folks who don’t believe the PC can be a place for jRPGs. While it is good, better than a lot of detractors who tell me that the PC is no place for jRPGs, I do think it could be better. And getting a quality Bravely Default game would be a positive.

            I find it amusingly ironic that you find it “hilariously obvious” I’m not a “PC gamer”. When I literally only own consoles and handhelds for exclusive Japanese video games and nothing else. Own over a hundred doujin game titles, many of them of course Touhou, not just downloaded them. And have a Steam account that says I own 250 games, with titles like:
            Analogue: A Hate Story
            Breath of Death VII
            Cave Story+
            Chantelise
            ClaDun x2
            Cthulhu Saves the World
            Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
            Devil May Cry 4
            Ether Vapor Remaster
            eXceed
            Fairy Bloom Freesia
            Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone
            Gundemonium
            Half Minute Hero
            Jet Set Radio
            The Last Remnant
            Recettear
            Satazius
            Sonic CD
            Sonic Generations
            Sonic the Hedgehog 4
            Street Fighter x Tekken
            Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
            To The Moon
            Ys Origin
            Ys: The Oath in Felghana

            I just, you know, want more. I didn’t say that the PC wasn’t a great platform for jRPGs and fighting games. I just said it needs more feeding. I’ve very much fond of these developments, but it could always use more. Having the Street Fighter games is only a small portion of what is out there. There is a far greater variety of fighters out there than those games. Also, most of the best jRPGs are sadly console exclusives. It’d be nice to get a Bravely Default game. Without having to be a browser social game.

          • SirRichard

            @CirnoLakes:disqus So you have all of those games and know all about them, but you’re still perfectly willing to write it off as the PC having enough of a dearth of these games that it “desperately needs” them? Pick one, mate, you can’t have both. If you know the PC has such strength and variety, why even mention that it doesn’t have it? Yeah, you want more, we all do, but that was a stupid thing to say.

            Also, you make a big deal of the PC getting a “quality Bravely Default game” when there is exactly one BD game actually released so far, literally last week and only in Japan thus far. It’s a bit early to be speaking of it like an established franchise, wouldn’t you say? It’d be nice to have Bravely Default in the West period, let alone a PC one.

      • Exkaiser

        It’s really not that big a deal.

    • CirnoLakes

      No! No no no no no no! No, just no! Stop! No! No no no! Stop just stop! No no no!

      Oh Square Enix! You always do this!

      This is why I’ve been on the Namco Tales Studio, Atlus, and Nippon Ichi bandwagon instead of yours for so many years!

      Shame on me for thinking so positively when Square Enix is involved.

      You had a chance, you were on the right track. You had Bravely Default, a fresh, new, interesting IP for the first time in years. That was looked great and presumably was great, too. You looked like you were finally starting to get back on track, and even please PC folks, too. And then… and then… this.

    • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      どうも
      it even says so in the trailer (a new SE browser game)
      kinda sucks that Ninty decided to region lock 3DS, on the upside I don’t need to bother with this browser game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    I don’t get it, why the hate on PC? Did they say its a MMO??

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    My God this looks beautiful! As much as I want to play it doesn’t this mean that I should play the first one first before it. I need that localization announcement please Square :3

    Nonetheless this gets AzureNovas seal of approval =^_^=

  • Göran Isacson

    Have to admit a certain skepticism to this, mostly because I am sorta baffled here. Is it a sequel? But it’s been so little time since the first game was released, and they sure didn’t LOOK like they were going to plan a sequel before even seeing how much the first game sold. Is it going to be mostly unrelated to the first game, and just be set in the same world? Why would they make a pseudosequel of sorts into a browser game? I raises too many questions! I’ve no idea what to think here, so I guess I’ll just have to keep a cautiously optimistic eye out and hope for the best, whatever the best may be.

  • Relytgninroht

    Now if only they’d localize the 3DS game.

  • AnimusVox

    My my, she is quite lovely just like Agnis.

  • Elemiel

    Localize?  /人 ◕ ‿‿◕人\

  • Hinataharem

    Who taught these people English? A coconut?

  • CirnoLakes

    I can’t reply to comments that are already replies to several replies. I accidentally clicked a like button for a comment I very much don’t like because I was so used to clicking reply.

    I’ll have to reply to it here and start a new thread.

     “So you have all of those games and know all about them, but you’re
    still perfectly willing to write it off as the PC having enough of a
    dearth of these games that it “desperately needs” them?”
    That’s not “writing it off”. That’s just the truth.

    There’s nothing “writing off” about the platform with that. The PC is a great platform. The genres it gets though are incredibly unbalanced. Getting far too many games in the first person genre, and far too few jRPGs, Fighting games, and so forth.

    “Pick one, mate,
    you can’t have both.”
    No, this isn’t an either or situation. They’re both true. The PC, even just Steam, has all of those games and more. And that’s still a tiny number and the platform desperately needs more.

    “If you know the PC has such strength and variety,
    why even mention that it doesn’t have it?”
    Because that isn’t a “strength and variety”. That is a tiny portion of games this platform gets in comparison to consoles. That list is pathetic and tiny.

    “but that was a stupid thing to say.”
    No, it’s an accurate thing to say. It’s a stupid thing to disagree with it.

    I take it you like the PC platform. Saying I’m “writing it off” at the slightest criticism of its jRPG and Fighting game selection. I am, too. But calling that list a “strength” and “great variety” is a stupid thing to say.

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