Bravely Default For The West Is The Enhanced Version Of The Game [Update]

By Ishaan . September 2, 2013 . 9:00am

It’s official—the version of Bravely Default that the west is getting is indeed based on Bravely Default: For the Sequel, the enhanced version of the game headed to Japan this fall.


The official Bravely Default Twitter feed tweeted this morning, “The overseas edition is based on ‘for the sequel’.”

Update: The western release of the game will contain both English and Japanese sound.

Last week, when Siliconera reached out to Nintendo, who are publishing Bravely Default in the west, the company declined to comment regarding which version of the game we’re getting. Well, it looks like there’s no need to worry any more.


The enhanced version of Bravely Default comes with a number of improvements, such as the ability to speed up battles, turn on an auto-battle feature, change the game’s random encounter rate, more story events and more. Read more about it here.


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  • Tatsumarii


    • Surgeon of Death

      SUN BUDDY?!

      • $61526767

        Glorious… T o T

  • LanceHeart

    YES! This alongside Mighty No. 9 reaching its Kickstarter goal are making today unforgettable!

  • Ivan Junior

    I really hope we get that cool black japanese boxart in the west too.

    • Rashid Al Rabah

      I really hope so too, America most of the time gets the worst and shitty boxart. I don’t get it, why do they have to do that, put their touch in the game?

  • Pyrotek85

    Oh that’s cool, unusual that we’d get multi audio.

  • KingGunblader

    Whew. That’s a relief. For a minute there I thought we were going to have a problem.

  • grayson gee

    That’s a relief, I’m not big on importing so it’s nice to hear we aren’t missing out on anything.

  • Smooosh


    Sorry for the capslock, but this is so AWESOME!!!
    I’ve been waiting for this game since it got announced, this is making me SO happy… :’)

  • Rogerrmark

    Awesome news. Must have,next year.
    Hopefully we’ll hear something. about DQVII in some weeks/months too.

  • So the version we get is multi audio? Niiiiice.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    Fantastic news! Can’t wait to play it.

  • Jonah Paley

    awesome news!

  • AuraGuyChris

    K, this is my reaction.

  • Surgeon of Death

    Now all we need is that special edition.

    • puchinri

      I really, really, really want that edition/version. ♥q♥

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    First FFXIV ARR, now Bravely Default. My hopes of Dual Audio for FFXV might not be far from possible!

  • Malon


    • Ethan_Twain

      Confirmed. Dual Audio is in. This is off their twitter.

      • MrTyrant


        • Ethan_Twain

          Do you have any reason to be sceptical of me? Or do you just not believe any comments you read by default? Well, whatever. Since apparently word second hand through me isn’t enough for you:

          • Solomon_Kano

            Or maybe he just wanted a source… ?

            That’s really not an uncommon thing. Hard to just assume everyone on the internet has accurate information. Lighten up.

          • MrTyrant

            I don’t even know you what do you expect me to ask? I haven’t read that until now.

      • Malon

        I just saw this on my twitter 2 minutes ago.
        I’M SO HAPPYYY

  • kylehyde

    Now the wait is more than worth it, I can’t wait to play it, thanks Square Enix and thanks Nintendo

  • Elemiel


  • Natat

    This is just beautiful, really nice news. I couldn’t care less about dual audio really, I’m just hyped we are getting the updated version.

  • Prinnydoom

    Hell yeah baby. Hell yeah ^__________^

    • Ric Vazquez



    Oh my, love the font!

  • Brion Valkerion

    Hopefully this does well enough that SE realizes there is more to gaming than just FF.

    • epy

      Oh, they realize it alright… Mobile games are the future after all! …sigh…

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Although that’s kind of an ironic statement, seeing as how BD can be regarded as the spiritual successor to classic FF.

    • Ethan_Twain

      Er, probably not. As with many modern non-FF Square Enix titles, this is getting distributed in the West by Nintendo. One doesn’t think of Nintendo as a big JRPG distributor, but between this and Dragon Quest, they’ve really been picking up a lot of the slack Square Enix has left behind.

      The way I see it is I hope this does well enough that Nintendo is willing to go in on a DQ VII localization, or greenlight something fun from Monolith Soft.

      • Solomon_Kano


        Dragon Quest IX, DQMJ2 , this, and… ?

        Am I missing some? Because these are the only ones I’m aware of.

        • Saraneth

          Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story (Europe)

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’m talking about where he said they’ve put out many Square Enix titles.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Considering how much FF DNA BD has, I doubt this’ll be the game to tell them that.

      If anything, it’d probably just convince them to do more FF spin-offs in its style (seeing as BD is the successor to 4HoL, anyway).

  • TheExile285


    Thank you Nintendo!

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Klarktastic

    I am excite.

  • So it’s not exactly our market that is getting the Japanese enhanced release, it’s them who are getting our version, no? Kind of like how “International” versions work.

  • fireemblembeast

    Yes! Someone out there thought of us <3

  • Neophoton
  • ElAbuelo69

    Awesome news!

    Sup with the awkward names tho?

    Bravely Default: For the Sequel


    • British_Otaku

      The name is so good, I may import it even if the local version will be the same. >_>

  • Ethan_Twain

    HEY! That is good news I was NOT expecting. I figured this would be like another almost identical case, when Nintendo was publishing Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 and Square Enix was releasing an upgraded version. We got version one – but this time Nintendo and Square Enix worked out something better. Very happy to be wrong.

  • MrTyrant

    I remember these kind of events when we got nocturne maniax and other few games in their complete version, we spent time waiting but this kind of news make everything worth it.

    Happy 3DS owner indeed.

  • Malon

    Japanese voices confirmed for the US&Euro versions :

  • Slayven19

    All my words and all my monies…..Nintendo because square doesn’t get anything from the west because they aren’t localizing it for the west.. I’m sure square gets a small cut but I can’t stop that. That said I didn’t care which version it was cause I just want to play the game.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I was expecting this to be the case, considering the timing of the European release as well as the Japanese release of For the Sequel, but I still kept my cynicism hat handy just in case they opted to release the update as DLC instead.

    Thankfully, my assumption turned out to be correct. This is a cause for celebration!

    • Neophoton

      Why not have the BDFF take on this victory?;

      • Anime10121

        My god, DAT MUSIC!

        • Neophoton

          Embrace the greatness that is Revo.

          (Though for real, the OST’s top notch! It is a little guilty of repetition in the game, but damned if what tracks that were repeated frequently weren’t amazing.)

  • Happy Gamer

    soooooo happy

  • Romored
  • ChiffonCake


  • Solomon_Kano

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww YEA!

  • nitsura


  • Presea

    Awesome! This is gonna be great! :D

  • 하세요

    I’m still going to import it as 2014 is still too far for my yearning for this game but this is fantastic news for everyone else :D

    • Anime10121

      Hope you have a Japanese 3DS…

      • 하세요

        I sure do.

  • $61526767

    *o* SWEET! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack recently and absolutely loved it! I look forward to playing the update version.

    • Anime10121

      Yeah, I’ve heard a few tracks and that ish is dope :D

  • Anime10121

    See now, Square, doing SO much right this year, its almost hard for me to even believe you still have detractors. :D

    • brian

      I think this is Nintendo’s doing.

  • James

    Awesome! I purchased a 3DS for this game, and it’s nice to see the content will be even richer!

  • RovCal

    best news on siliconera ever!

  • Pockystix


    I think this calls for celebration!~

    • Anime10121

      Neophoton beat u to it bro :D

      Awesome track anyway tho:P

    • Ric Vazquez

      I’m with you on this, victory! Original japanese voice-over are better!

  • LightZero

    Best news I got today. Now we finally know why we are getting it late.

  • abysswalker

    Best news this week!!! :D

  • hazelnut1112

    So let me get this straight. We are getting the first one finally, but in addition to that we are getting all the improvements the sequel is getting in Japan in our version of the localized first game?
    If it’s true, then that is pretty awesome.

    • 하세요

      Yes. Think of it like Kingdom Hearts, except we’re getting Final Mix right off the bat.

      • hazelnut1112

        That is actually pretty neat. Been following this game for a while now, didn’t know it was getting a US release until now.

    • Suicunesol

      There is no sequel yet. It’s just an enhanced re-release of Bravely Default. We’re getting that one.

  • Hell yeah!

  • Ric Vazquez


  • Zero_Destiny

    Super psyched, glad they’re giving dual audio too just like Fire Emblem: Awakening.

  • Göran Isacson

    Dual audio, enhanced edition, translated into multiple languages aaand it just about generally looks like one of Squares finest games in a long while, available in the West. I think this post is pretty much a perfect storm of awesome news, yes.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Yes. All of my yes!!

  • British_Otaku

    It was more or less confirmed when we heard For the Sequel had all of the language options to expect a European release to have, but it is even better to have it formerly announced and get the improved version of a title right off the bat.

    I hope we get a limited edition akin to the original one in Japan, still.

    It would be the bacon.

  • Lazulis

    YES! My wallet will hate me but YES!

    • Arcana Wiz

      yeah, thanks god that exist something called credit card…. this year had so many great games!, and the new consoles!

  • Anesia Hunter

    Is this game coming out in NA, since all I’ve heard is EU.

    • Zero_Destiny

      It is coming out in North America as well. Most of the news is geared toward Europe since it seems they will get the game first and it is being handled by Nintendo of Europe.

  • Thank you for localizing this, Nintendo. ^_^

  • This is glorious, stupendous even! And with glorious dual audio, too! Just take my darn money!

  • InfectedAI

    Nice, we get the upgraded version and dual audio. I’m still turned off by the combat looking like a sped up video though, maybe I can get used to it.

  • That’s… 5 games I’m looking to buy. My wallet… my poor, poor wallet.

  • eilegz

    very good news… this plus the 2ds would be a great choice for my broken wallet

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    I love you, Nintendo.

  • Ah, Fire Emblem Awakening, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and soon this will make my collection. Seriously, I am glad the 3DS is the main RPG console, er handheld.

    • Arcana Wiz

      yes, the 3ds/ds it’s building a excellent lybrary of rpgs, now it’s a almost oblygatory handheld to jrpg lovers.

      • PotatoPower

        psp still wins in that category by far lol

  • porkiewpyne

    Definitely gonna be a day one purchase for me.

    Now, to get a change of pants…… :P

  • Zackasaur


  • James Enk

    good job Nintendo/Square-Enix

  • brian


  • PreyMantis

    This news just made my weekend more sweeter than before.

  • 栗場 江理久

    Magnificent Child!!

  • Arcana Wiz

    a SE dual audio game cming to NA and it’s the updated version…. NOW I’M EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lyh Scully

    :D So, So happy! Dual audio *_* ! :D Maybe asking for a CE is too much :O ? XD nahh

  • Alestaos

    I just cant wait now give us our EU release date so we can pre order! Thanks Very Much xD

  • puchinri

    Wahoo~! The enhanced version and dual audio! And since the enhanced version has three save slots, I’ll probably play the game in EN and JP to experience both audio tracks. >u<

    I am just so excited. 2014 can barely come soon enough. vuv

  • Eric

    SO happy!

  • IshimaruKaito

    DAY ONE!!!

  • HerosLight

    Dual Audio is nice, will be using English anyways :P

    Glad to see its the upgraded version.

  • Namuro

    What a good news to start off the day…

    Cue the FF victory music!

  • $36487238

    :-)))))) SUGOI!

    Looks like re-buying a 3DS (or XL) or buying a 2DS is gonna look awesome for me ;-)

  • Kari

    And they say waiting for hard… it was worth the wait

  • Nice =)

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  • AntonioPeYangIII


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