Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Slips To 2014 For Europe

By Spencer . July 31, 2013 . 1:50am

imageWhen Nintendo announced they were the publisher of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy the game was slated for late 2013 in Europe and 2014 in North America.


The 3DS role playing game slipped to 2014 for Europe, according to Nintendo’s latest financial report. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will still be released in "later 2013" in PAL regions and 2014 in North America.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    Huh. Wonder why?

    Welp, looks like folks in the US won’t have to be jealous of Europe for this one anymore.

    • AnimusVox

      I admit this is the first time I’m hearing this; not that it would’ve mattered to me, I’m just glad we’re getting it.

    • Anime10121

      Agreed, though it could technically still release before the US, just not by as big a gap.

      • Solomon_Kano


    • AnimeRemix

      Now we’re all in the same boat! Set sail towards 2014 for us all!

    • Auvers

      They could still end up getting it a month or more early.

      • Solomon_Kano

        If that happens and people still complain about a month’s gap, then lol.

  • Tsun-Tsun Andi

    Too bad. But at least we get to play the game someday. But you guys already have SMTIV, which I’m craving right now. Hope it comes soon to Europe.

  • Go2hell66

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah knew it!

  • Pockystix



  • Nanaki

    Many of us saw this coming…Bah.
    At least it IS coming, still.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      They’re padding out the release schedule in regards to the WiiU and the 3DS imo

  • Glad that it has been pushed back, at least for myself. Hopefully we’ll get that Collector’s Edition. :D

  • Arrei

    What was with the initial difference, anyway? It happened to a lesser extent with Mario and Luigi, as well, but whereas NA gets some games first because EU requires extra translations, what could explain the inverse case? It’s not like they need to “un-translate” the game to have it ready for the NA market.

    • Anime10121

      Marketing! That’s the only reason Euro would ever get a game before the US, to spread out releases or to avoid competing with similar titles in the market.

    • Pedro Tavares

      The translations are made by diferent teams and can be made at te same time, so having more languages isn’t really an issue, besides coding it ingame obviously but it shouldn’t delay something for months/years.

  • Not surprise, it was too good to be true.

  • Anime10121

    FIgures, considering it hasnt been mentioned once since :( Oh well, affects me not as I was always gonna get it in 2014 anyway (lives in America), though it sucks for my Euro brethren.

  • Pedro Tavares

    And I tell you what, it hasn’t just slipped to 2014 but we are probably getting it MONTHS after the US.

    Well atleast we can be happy that its coming out here.

    I think we were all expecting it.

    *expects all the US people to vote comment down as usual*

    • Anime10121

      Last part of the comment was a bit unnecessary, no? Especially considering down votes are anonymous and many times even legitimate comments get down voted by anons, or it could simply be someone who disagrees with you. Besides, they mean nothing in the grand scheme of things anyway, I have had a downvote stalker at times for just stating that I like something, I ignore them, because in the end, a downvote means nothing, and I dont even want to give them the recognition.

      tldr Do like I do, and pretend the downvotes dont exist, as they do, and mean, nothing.

      • Pedro Tavares

        I made it because somehow when I make a post mentioning Europe releases I always get a bunch of down votes, who is that supposed to be? other Europeans?

        I don’t see why other Europeans complaining would downvote my own complaining and its not anons, they are actual users.

        Anyway not hating it was more of a joke comment…

        • Anime10121

          Um, I dunno, I’ve never seen any of the posts, but it may be people disagreeing with your tone. I mean, in that one comment, you REALLY generalized the US into one boat, when in reality, the US is made up of boats from a lot of countries (corny I know). But either way, why get so hung up on downvotes when they mean nothing?

    • Warboss Aohd

      uncalled fer

    • Herok♞

      The game never had a release date in 2013 to begin with, so 2014 can mean a few days or weeks difference it makes no logical sense to jump to OMG the US is going to get it first now, games get delayed all the time to make better products, you are going to feel silly when they announce the Euro release date is first like most recent Nintendo products. Also I disagree with you but telling you why is more efficient then downvotes, since some people can dislike you as a commentor and will dislike everything you say.

  • SupaPhly

    phew, that leaves some space in my gaming schedule

  • Pedro Tavares

    Oh btw Amazon just told me Harvest Moon(that is FINALLY coming out here) release date has been changed, its not Agusut 30 anymore, September 13 now.

  • Tom

    I’m okay with this until it really comes. If Nintendo is okay without me buying a 3DS in 2013 than fine.

  • James Enk

    it doesn’t bother me much i am just happy we are getting it

  • AnnoNomis

    More delays for PAL regions? I’m disappointed yet again, but at the same time not surprised by Nintendo’s region marketing. So what’s Nintendo going to do next? Further delay SMTIV’s PAL release date to 2014, too?

    • Herok♞

      Nintendo isn’t in charge of SMT IV if that slips to 2014 blame NIS

      • SauriansMaster!!

        Actually Nintendo is listed as the publisher on Wikipedia, so im going to blame them, as well as blame them for region locking their games causing this problem in the first place.

    • biskmater

      hey, crap happens all the time, especially if it involves large games like this one.

    • cirE

      NTSC and PAL have absolutely nothing to do with the 3DS…all 3DS games are exactly the same, except for being locked to only play on specific 3DS systems sold in your region.

      That’s completely different from NTSC and PAL, where the regions actually had different standards for their televisions and so the consoles/games would have to be modified accordingly.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        I’m preety sure most people are well aware of that, they just use PAL as a shorthand for Europe and Australia.

        • cirE

          It’s technically still incorrect if you say “PAL regions”, because, for example, within Nintendo’s region restrictions, France and Russia are lumped in with the UK and Australia. Yet, France and Russia did not use PAL (they used SECAM).

          NoE (Nintendo of Europe) covers much more ground than the PAL standard did.

          • Tom_Phoenix

            Yes, I am aware that the analogy isn’t perfect (and yes, I do know France and Russia used SECAM). But for the purpose it serves, it arguably doesn’t need to be. Heck, I seriously doubt a lot of people are even aware of SECAM’s existance, especially since many SECAM countries either simulcasted with PAL or switched over to PAL by the time they became relevant (console) gaming markets.

            Either way, my point was simply that when people say “PAL regions” nowadays, they aren’t referring to analog standards. Those aren’t all that relevant anymore (and arguably haven’t been relevant in Europe for a very long time, considering they’ve been selling TVs that are both NTSC and PAL compatible for many, MANY years).

          • cirE

            Thus the reason I’d like to see people use different terminology when talking about Nintendo’s region restrictions- the analogy isn’t perfect, and the standards aren’t relevant anymore.

            Wishful thinking on my part, as I’m sure I’ll eventually shut up and deal with people referring to NoE’s regions as “PAL” for years to come…

          • Tom_Phoenix

            I don’t see why the analogy has to be perfect for it to be a valid term. it’s merely used as a shorthand; as long as people understand what you mean, it doesn’t matter how it was used in the past.

            Besides, this would hardly be the only example of people using an outdated term out of convenience or familiarity. For example, people still use the term “hanging up” when talking about ending a phone conversation, even though the way you do it nowadays is by pressing a button rather than hanging up a receiver.

          • cirE

            but…”hanging up” an old phone and pressing “end call” essentially have the exact same effect, although the technology has evolved.

            The regions that adopted and used PAL are not the exact same regions that get their games from NoE. There are no differences in 3DS games besides which 3DS systems they can be played on.

            You say “as long as people understand what you mean”, and I really don’t think that everyone understands this. I see users referring to 3DS games as NTSC or PAL all the time…

          • Tom_Phoenix

            “The regions that adopted and used PAL are not the exact same regions that get their games from NoE.”

            No, but they are (for the most part) the exact same regions that Nintendo treats as one single region as far as 3DS region locking is concerned. Handhelds don’t have anything to do with analog TV signals, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from region locking the 3DS in the exact same way that they’ve region locked their home consoles. So while Australians may get their games from NAL rather than NoE, Europe and Australia (as well as the rest of Oceania, for that matter) are still treated as one region.

            As for your second comment…like I said, in most cases, those are just shorthands for the different regions. While I suppose it’s not impossible for someone to accidentally think that analog TV standards apply to handhelds, I seriously doubt that is the case with the majority of such people. Afterall, anyone that is aware of the different analog TV standards is very likely to be also aware of the fact that handhelds aren’t TVs.

          • cirE

            Well yeah, the distribution networks are already there, so it’d be silly to make drastic changes to the regions. I still think that that the “EU” region of the 3DS encompasses enough additional countries over the PAL standard to make “PAL” a bad analogy.

            and yeah, I’m pretty sure there are a good number of people who don’t actually know that those standards don’t apply to handhelds.

            I just had to comment on a Reddit post titled “Pre- Orders open for PAL format Devil Survivor 2!”

            Not “PAL region”, “PAL format”. As if DS games aren’t all the exact same thing. The original DS games weren’t even region locked…

  • Alestaos

    Tbh not surprised when we didnt have a release daye yet for it

  • Tyler Sedrick

    It sucks that Europe gets screwed over a lot but they also can be lucky sometimes like getting anime games that us in North America don’t get. I wish games would just get released same day worldwide that would be sweet!

    • FJLink

      Then most of the games would come out only in English, like every Ace Attorney game released around the same date in Europe and the US. I don’t think many would like that…
      Only Nintendo games or “AAA” titles would have multi-5, and even so, I can already imagine people complaining for them being the ones delayed.

      This is just a theory of mine, of course, but I prefer to wait for a better product rather than getting a chopped one.

      Actually, I think it might have been moved because of how many games are coming out this year :/

    • SauriansMaster!!

      If Nintendo didn’t region lock their consoles still, this wouldn’t be an issue.

  • James Williams

    Im only glad it’s pushed back so i can afford all the other games this year.
    im sick of living in the UK though and having to wait for other countries translations.

  • PlayLife

    For me is kinda good news, because there’s so much games this year I want to play, that I think this delay is welcome.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    As a European, I can honestly say that I could do with a bit of breathing space with this. Just gives me more time to save up for it.

    • shuyai

      or you know release earlier and get it cheaper when you save up? XD

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Pre order goods brah

  • Herok♞

    The game never had a release date to begin with for all we know it could have been coming out Dec 13 and has only been moved to Jan or early Feb 14, so it might not have even really made a big difference in theory since it might only be coming out a few weeks later, after all Nintendo is good with getting their stuff out within in a few weeks of each other.

    • SauriansMaster!!


  • Neophoton

    Not surprised. Most they had going for it was a French demo at Japan Expo that apparently barely anyone knew about, and with zero efforts to discuss the game more beyond its initial localization announcement, I’m not surprised it only had a tentative release date.

    I could imagine it being a few days apart from the NA release, might even be a few before (or after) it. Who knows? Things happen, not like anyone can do anything about it.

  • Prinnydoom

    Damn it.

  • landlock

    Not surprised, they’ve been so quiet about it.

  • Ban The Jackass

    Yay. Can’t wait for 2014!

  • Oltheros

    How likely is it to see dual audio, given what Nintendo did with Fire Emblem?

    • This isn’t Nintendo’s game. They didn’t work out the licensing agreements with the voice actors in Japan, Square Enix did.

      • puchinri

        How much does that effect things though? I’ve seen smaller companies be able to release niche titles with dual audio (well, I’m thinking of an older PS2 game and am unsure about recent examples), so I wonder what that could mean for Ninty working with SE to get dual audio in?

        I’m curious as to whether it’s something they’d bother working with, or if they’ll just go dub without a doubt, no questions asked.

    • Ric Vazquez

      That would be best for me, I dislike english dub

  • TheExile285

    Anyone else hope they don’t change the box art for NA & EU?

    • School Idol Addict

      Yes me, i really love that box art.

    • Wappuli

      Me, but more than that, I would like to see them bring that sweet collector’s edition here.

      • TheExile285

        Oh god yes! I’m always game for a Collectors edtion!

        Kind disappointed XSEED didn’t make ones for Ys Celecta & Rune Factory 4 :(

        • Wappuli

          Well Rune Factory 4s facebook said that the game itself has the special power for a hundred collector’s editions.

    • mojack411

      I also hope they don’t change the title at all.

      • TheExile285

        Yeah I like the title too. Don’t know why everyone makes a big deal about it.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      yes I want to black box

    • Haseyo

      I like it as well, but SE is notorious for changing box art with their games.

  • FX102A

    Well at least my credit card is cheering, these last 2 months and August have been / will be a nightmare for it.

  • SirRichard

    I knew it was too good to be true. But hey, at least we know we’re getting it at some point. Might be for the best, 2013 is absolutely packed.

  • chroma816

    I didn’t want to wait for 2014, but at least it’s coming over here. I’m happy about that. I hope we get that same cover art too, or maybe that same art as a poster or something.

    It’s a shame I can’t import it because LOLREGIONLOCK.

  • Junko Enoshima

    Meh…I still wish there were screenshots…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Congrats Eur

  • roydgriffin

    I’m just glad it’s still coming!

  • Göran Isacson

    Just gonna keep on smiling and telling myself “at least we’re getting it, at least we’re getting it”… because this could’ve gone the way of Type 0, and yet it didn’t. And yet it didn’t. At least we’re getting it… *rocks back and forth in his corner of Happyland.*

  • Ric Vazquez

    I feel sorry for my brothers and sisters gamers over in Europe, why can’t they get games like Shin Megami Tensei and now this, well at least they are getting it.

  • LightGenx

    Not surprised, I’m expecting the same thing to happen to SMTIV.

  • artemisthemp

    That cover :P

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