Bravely Default: For the Sequel Screenshots Do Over 9,000 Damage

By Eugene . October 14, 2013 . 10:31am

Square Enix have released a batch of new screenshots of Bravely Default: For the Sequel. Being shown off are two things we talked about previously—the new SP system called Bravely Second—including the menu for buying SP Drinks from the Nintendo eShop—as well as how the game looks while frozen in time.


When time is frozen, the whole battle screen has a white and black monochrome effect, while your own characters remain colored to indicate they’re still able to move and fight. Check out the full gallery of screenshots below.


Bravely Default: For the Sequel will launch in Europe December 6 in time for Christmas (You lucky, lucky people) while America gets it Q1 2014.












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  • Ethan_Twain

    Q1 2014 huh? Okay, I’ll make a resolution. No buying the big new Q1 JRPG in 2014 until I finish the big 2013 Q1 JRPG. Fire Emblem is an excellent game and it’s a travesty that I haven’t buckled down and wrapped it up.

    • Corey Owens

      If you just do the main campaign, it really shouldn’t take you more than 16 hours or so.

      • Arcana Wiz

        but if he is a rpg completionist….. he really have to start now!!! go for it!

        • Ethan_Twain

          I’m not a completionist normally – I’m in it for the story. But Fire Emblem makes a really dangerous proposition… the support conversations ARE part of the story. So just playing the main campaign and not seeing all these friendships blossom just KILLS me.

          And I understand there’s also story DLC. Again I’m not normally a DLC kinda guy… but if there’s story to be had, then I’ll be there.

  • Corey Owens

    There’s something very, very wrong with a single player game with pay to play aspects.

    There are no servers to keep up. There is no maintenance that needs to be had. It isn’t going towards additional content.

    This is Capcom levels of greed.

    • It’s a good thing this is all for a completely optional feature that players can pretty much effortlessly ignore.

      • Corey Owens

        I agree. It’s still there, though. This likely means they’re testing the waters to see how it does. The fact that it is even there is a terrible thing.

        We’ve already seen plenty of what Square Enix likes to do with their “free” social games. Clearly someone is using these features.

        • British_Otaku

          So far, it seems to be shallow enough that you can ignore it.

          I definitely understand what you mean as I’m pretty angry at NB and CC2 for the time limit on the campaign mode in the JoJo PS3 game. Here Bravely Second is an additional mechanic that the game was fine without before (this is a rerelease with more content, better visuals and more options after all), it has a few uses normally being set up like any old super abillity with a cool down time and the only real issue is that they think they can get money out of people who want to use it again in a boss battle or something when most people will just leave their 3DS in sleep mode for a while, change the appearance rates of enemies so they can get grinding or otherwise find an alternative method to win.

          This game is much further from that paying to win nonsense, even if it is a good deal closer than I would like.

        • Pedro Furtado

          Developers want to make more money. That’s their goal. If they can find a way that everybody is happy, then it’s good. The Jojo game, for instance, got some backlash, people were not happy. This game, for now, needs no backlash, only praise. If Square Enix becomes more agressive later, they’ll get backlash and we’ll find a middleground eventually.

          • Corey Owens

            Publishers want to make money. Developers want to make games, which requires money.

            I’m not happy that features in an upcoming single player game which I’ll have already paid for is going to cost me additional money, if I so choose to use the feature, which is included in the game, which I’ve already paid for. I’d hope this is a fair opinion.

    • Pedro Furtado

      This isn’t pay to play. At all.

      • Corey Owens

        I believe you have misinterpreted what I said.

        “with pay to play aspects”

        Key word being “aspects.” Nowhere did I say that the game was pay to play.

        • Pedro Furtado

          Sorry then. If you would like some advice, use the word microtransactions.

          • Corey Owens

            I wouldn’t, Sorry. I really much prefer my manner of speaking which isn’t directly influenced by a single person on the internet whom I’ve only been ignorantly insulted by.

          • Pedro Furtado

            I’m sorry I insulted you, I did not mean to, I’ll try to sound less rude in the future. I’ll explain what I mean:

            I just think that microtransactions is more clear, since microtransactions and pay-to-play mechanics do have lots of intersections but are not the same thing, right? I mean, pay-to-play mechanics are implemented by microtransactions but not all microtransactions implement pay-to-play.

            So by calling this particular mechanic microtransactions, your meaning is more clear to people who are reading, in my opnion, resulting in less misunderstandings. If you think your comment was clear enough and this conversation is a result of my stupidity, please go ahead and ignore this comment. :)

  • Neophoton

    Dark Knight class becomes even more overpowered, lul.

  • Can we please just retire the “over 9000” meme? Forever?

    • AuraGuyChris

      You’re too late. Even Pokémon X & Y mention the meme at you at one point in the game.

      • That would make the Pokemon localization team the ones who are too late, not me.

        Seriously, the meme’s reached “All your base” levels of overexposure at this point, and unlike that one it was never even that funny to begin with (“The balls are inert” and “The whole universe is going to die” are way better anyway).

    • Samsara09

      that meme came to stay,I am afraid.It ain’t too bad when you get used to it,though.

  • Arcana Wiz

    Really interested on this game and curious to see how will peform here. Cause a Square Enix rpg that returns to it’s roots deserve success, and it-s a chance to show square that not high budget high graphical rpgs(nothing against those) can be profitable too and worth the time.

    • Pedro Furtado

      Square Enix could really use understanding that :) less budgets, more focus on things that make the game fun and interesting, less expectations on sales, everybody wins.

      • Arcana Wiz

        yup so this is why we should buy and bug everyone in internet/friends to do it too…. if square see that this is giving money, maybe we will finally see a resurface of these rpgs.

  • Happy Gamer

    stylistically this game looks so amazing. I was so excited when Mistwalker made Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon for early 360. I feel almost the same as I did then finally after the entire generation is over.

  • カルロ ランバルディ

    Wait…. Micro transactions!?!???

    • AuraGuyChris

      Which are completely and utterly optional. In other words, pretend they don’t exist. It works.

  • Wow, that’s nice for EU. Good timing~. Happy holiday playing to you all. >u<

    I'm glad we don't have to wait longer than Q1 at least. I'm so excited~. ♥q♥

    • Samsara09

      Well,the EU version is,I think,just like the USA version.Dual audio,multi languages and all that.I wouldn’t be surprised if this game were released on the beginning of january.I would definetly be pissed off if it came on march,though.

      • Indeed they are essentially the same. I would guess early Jan. as well, but certainly no later than early Feb.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Screw knitted tops, I want THIS for christmas

    • Yeah! Although I personally would like both. . . vuv

  • Niko Sandwich

    The funny thing about this is that all the players were already enormously over-powered, so unless if you had turned the encounter rate down to zero, you should be strong enough to never have to use even the free version of this!

    Or have they made the game harder to compensate? I know they took in a lot of fan suggestions, so I was just wondering if they fixed how broken you could get early on, like from the Village Restoration Prizes or certain classes.

  • Ric Vazquez

    My most hyped 3ds game of 2014 for now

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