Bravely Default Demo Out In North America Today

By Ishaan . January 2, 2014 . 8:30am

Bravely Default is getting a demo in North America today via the Nintendo eShop.


The demo will allow players to explore the village of Norende and help restore it. The content in the demo is apparently not available in the full game.


The full version of Bravely Default will launch in North America on February 7th.


Also available on the eShop this week is Dr. Luigi for Wii U and Mario Tennis for the 3DS Virtual Console. Meanwhile, Wii U’s Virtual Console gets Mega Man X2 and Super Punch-Out.

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  • negineBIT

    Quote: “The content in the demo is apparently not available in the full game.”

    Worth the wait (•̪┌┐•̪) ♥

    • JMaster3000

      Uhhhh… its the same Demo that Europe had…

      • negineBIT

        So Europe’s lucky and got their copies early. But hey, it’s our turn now (ゝ◡ ∂)~☆

        • KoRLumen

          Can I just say… I love your emotes?

          And now I’m stealing them muhahahaha

          • negineBIT

            uu, really..? (๑▪ ▵ ▪๑)
            Just take them, lol

          • Jettythesunfish

            Yeah, your emotes are very cute!

          • Yan Zhao
          • Kitestwinblades

            The best emote site ever ( ~゚▽゚)~
            I didn’t know there was a .org too.

      • Michael Cortorreal

        Thats makes it twice as awesome!

  • Rogerrmark

    Is the demo available on the US eshop already? It’s not in my country yet, will probably change the region if it is.

    • mojack411

      No its not up yet in the US. I’m annoyed but I can be patient.

      EDIT: I take it back, it just came up a minute ago.

      • Rogerrmark

        Thanks for the answer early. Having a blast with the demo here :)

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Waiting to download the demo :3

  • Oh god, how big is the BD demo? I want to get it, but I don’t think I’ll have room on my SD card without deleting some games.

    Also, as great as GBC Mario Tennis is it’s an incomplete product without the ability to transfer your grinded-up uber-character to the N64 version.

    • TheExile285

      If its the same as size as the EU demo, about 1900 blocks

      • Crikey. I figured I would have to delete my game data for RE: Mercenaries, but even that may not be enough.

        • Those SD cards are going dirt cheap anymore. Why not just invest in a new one?

          • Histirea

            I just recently got a 16GB SD card for about $17 USD, but you can find MicroSD cards with accompanying SD adapters for even less.

    • Rogerrmark

      That’s the main issue in MT GBC,indeed.
      It would be nice if they did a 3DS/Wii U link. So far my favorite Mario Tennis.

    • Herok♞

      about 1900 blocks

  • TheExile285

    I want the Mega Man X games for 3DS VC! >:V

    Ah well, woot for Bravely Default! Oh and this means I’ll finally be able to get some use out of Miiverse too :D

    • Kaetsu

      I don’t think Nintendo is ever going to release SNES games on the 3DS eShop. I think they want to keep it at NES era in which case they should have Sega Master System games.

      • TheExile285

        Ah my mistake. Was talking about the Xtreme games lol.

        • Dsvkb

          Japan got the first Xtreme game already on the 3DS VC.

    • Ric Vazquez

      This game gave me a huge nostalgia of the old FF games, it’s more of an FF than the latest games in my opinion, so glad I pre-ordered the collector’s edition

  • The-Beast

    It’s not available on the Canada eShop :(

    • Kaetsu

      I don’t think it’s out in the rest of America as well. Granted I also live in Canada so I’m not 100% sure but I think all of NA will get it at the same time which should be later today. Maybe past 1:00.

      • Histirea

        I’m in the US; downloading the demo right now.

        • Kaetsu

          Well damn. Canada gets everything late…

          • Lalum

            Except when shops break street date.

          • Kaetsu

            Well it’s up now :)

          • KoRLumen

            But I’m downloading now too, mate o:

            (Canadian here)

  • Know what I’m doing when I get home from 10 hours of work…

  • But… Mario Tennis GBC came out last week. I should know, it’s been on my 3DS since then!

    • Presumably, they mentioned it again in this week’s press release, since the eShop was having trouble last week because of their server issues. They didn’t send any PR out last week.

      • Ooh, yeah, that might be why.

  • drios07

    I just checked the eshop and could not find it

  • ZnTxn

    Downloading right now!

  • Armane

    So, are the DLC outfits/bikini/Vampire class outfit censored in the NA copy? Should be able to check with StreetPass.

  • IshimaruKaito

    can’t even be excited….i can’t link my nintendo account to my 3ds :/

  • J_Joestar

    it’s today? can’t wait to get home and grab it!

  • PersonaSpace

    I’m a bit concerned with Nintendo’s whole thing with locking demos down to a certain number of launches, especially since this demo is effectively a separate game.

    • Makar85

      i can assure you that the 20 launches you get will be more than enough to finish the demo, i finished mine after 7-8 and used the rest to leave the 3 ds on in the hopes of getting streetpasses

      • PersonaSpace

        Good to hear then! I was expecting 10 or the dreadful 5.

    • Herok♞

      Its all the developers choice, in regards to the limit thing, Project X Zone had 5 tries while Theaterythm has infinite

      • ReidHershel

        Theatrhythm wasn’t infinite…

        • Herok♞

          really my copy of the demo is…

          • ReidHershel

            Lucky bastard….

          • TheExile285

            Mine isn’t either….

          • British_Otaku

            I hear it depends on your region, I’ve noticed cases where a demo has 30 tries in one region but not another. I have two out of three regions covered, so I assumed American got infinite tries on Theatrhythm.

          • TheExile285

            I live in America though lol

          • British_Otaku

            I got the impression you were American, but it is also weird that Herok’s post has more upvotes and there are articles about how it has infinite tries ( ), when some other American 3DS systems get a limit.

          • TheExile285

            eShop chan must hate me then D:

          • Seasqwaa

            Hmmmmm, I actually thought I remembered hearing the at first it was unlimited, then they pulled that one and replaced it with one with a limit. Can’t be positive though.

          • TheExile285

            Probably what happened. First downloaded the demo about 4 months ago and redownloaded the demo today.

          • Herok♞

            no seriously I can take a picture of it

        • J_Joestar

          it was, just not anymore…
          *also has the Infinite demo*

      • “Project X Zone had 5 tries”

        Tell me about it…each try for me was pretty gd sacred.


      • subsamuel01

        Butv its Nintendo’s choice to implement the limit in the first place.

  • Linhua

    … i’m on it, Ishaan-san.

  • RazeXI

    Is it sad that I got a little more excited when i read that Megaman X2 is on wiiu vc? . _ .

    • Depending on your tastes, not really. X2 wasn’t that bad of a game, honestly.

      • RazeXI

        I just hope if they ever release X3 it’ll have the classic SNES soundtrack.

  • Raoni Marques

    This will help take the dust away from my 3ds!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      oh….oh….you poor guy…you must live under a rock in a cave in space

      • Raoni Marques

        Nope, just haven’t got a game for it in quite a while, that’s all.

        • Sebastian Lothian

          Same. It hasn’t really interested me that much since Etrian Odyssey.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Lol play more games yo

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    woke up checked eshop, I almost died

    • AuraGuyChris

      No! You must live and play this Final Fantas-

      I mean, play BD!

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Final Fantas 1: the Quest of Drinks

      • Ric Vazquez

        This guy! XD

    • Ric Vazquez

      Nearly gave me a heart attack too lol

  • Solomon_Kano


  • Eder García

    looks like im going to use my brand new 2DS now

  • AdvancedWind

    It’s up in the brazillian e-shop already too. That’s good, we generally get things 1-2 days later.

  • ragingmerifes

    I waited long enough. And today my 3DS died on me.

    Oh dear God, I hate destiny…

    • Nanaki

      Not a single Phoenix Down, huh?

  • Kaetsu

    Well after playing for 2 hours of the demo I concur that Bravely Default is a great game!

  • Exkaiser

    AAAAAH I thought this was coming out next week, but this is wonderful news!

  • Cyrus

    I reviewed the game, you can read it if you want, or not.

  • Lazulis


    “System update available”

    Ninty plz I want the demo nao

  • fireemblembeast

    Oh, I completely forgot about this! Time to download it… ^__^

  • Carlos Escalante

    Got the demo….have I gone soft or is the game actually hard? Have been killed twice, once in a cave (should not have been there) and once but those pesky snakes…

    • TheExile285

      Yeah It’s a little hard at first. I wonder how many classes will be available at the start of the actual game. I’ve grown found of the Swordmaster class.

      • SMT

        You start off with just freelancer, quickly get the monk (not in the demo) and white mage, and before the prologue ends you get the black mage and knight.
        There seem to be a TON of jobs, and you get quite a few at every chapter to toy around with.

        • TheExile285

          Ok cool. Thanks

          • 하세요

            24 in total. Many are obtained through subquests. Luckily those get indicated by a blue marker so you can’t get lost doing those either. I hate Open World side quests without any sense of direction.

    • Michael Cortorreal

      If you’re playing on hard…then yes the game is hard; i even heard of people saying that they needed to strategize to beat certain field monsters.

      • Carlos Escalante

        Actually, playing I am playing it in normal. Gotta get a better hang on the system then!

        • Michael Cortorreal

          yeah the system can be kinda confusing at first…but balancing your team is also really important.
          I am playing on hard right off the bat, i changed jobs and prepared my team with better not that expensive equipment(since you start with 500 PG or pounds of gold i believe), on my first battle though i saw how they K.Oed Ringabel and i was like…”what the heck!” xD until i lvl up jobs to 2 (which took a long time since i was fighting in the desert and the monsters there only gives you 2 Job Points per battle) i felt save enough to venture to the cave in the west…but the Bokoblins there made me run for my life

  • Michael Cortorreal

    *reads tittle news…rushes and tumbles upon everything to get the 3DS, opens it…enters eShop…update notification…* nooooo, update quick! *update completed…enters again and rushes to download demo* oh God…*adrenaline and extasis comes in*

    Anyone wanna trade frieds codes?
    Siliconera…can i ask that?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Good luck trying to make those work.

      The demo wants StreetPass, not online.

      • Michael Cortorreal

        Well…if the demo only wants streetpass, then fine il get friends for the game :D then i guess it will be easier to do stuff
        In my country, streetpassing is almost nonexistant, WITH Bravely Default, virtually impossible…

  • Kamakuma

    And my internet would be down this week… t.t

    • TheExile285

      Well… You could try a public library/Starbucks? (Assuming you are impatient like me lol)

      • Kamakuma

        I might just do that tomorrow morning. X’D And of course if I was patient I wouldn’t be sitting on my porch in the snow staring down the UPS man for my games from Amazon. X’3

        UPDATE: Internet decided to give me a chance and I gots the demo!! ^-^

    • new_tradition

      Not to gloat, but I got lucky. Barely 20 minutes after I DLed the demo, my own Internet went down for a bit too >.<

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Thank the various gods for the encounter slider. Get your ass kicked with few items? Turn the encounters off and go heal. Saved me plenty of times! Just one more month

    • Kaetsu

      Can you turn them off in the demo? If so how?

      • Tactic>Config>Difficulty, you can increase and decrease the encounter rate there

        • AuraGuyChris

          Also, you can lower the volume in there too.

          It’s a Tactic, too?

  • Spider-Man


  • PersonaSpace

    I have to say, this is a really meaty demo and I’m loving every bit of it.Thankfully my roommate is also an RPG guy so we’re streetpassing eachother for villagers. I wish more demos had content that lasted long than the download time (looking at you Sonic Lost World)

  • Seven of The Scions

    Well, ignore the title…

    I played this game and…


    Well, you can judge by the spell name, items name…

    Just play it and you’ll gonna love it, trust me:)

  • Anybody else like me been checking in before this article to see if the demo was up yet? This is truly the Final Fantasy we’ve asked for.

  • Ryuki

    So base from what I’m reading, the restoring the village is not available in the full game or something? This is just for the demo?

    • 하세요

      It’s part of the full game. Hell, it’s a MAJOR part of the full game. You will struggle to unlock things without restoring it. I feel bad for anyone without streetpasses nor WiFi, as it takes a huge chunk of content away from them.

    • Vanadise

      What they mean is that the quests you do in the demo aren’t in the full game.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    The spirit of classic Final Fantasy is alive!

  • Suriel Cruz

    I knew this game was awesome, but after playing this DEMO… 1st Day buy… “In Limited Edition, please.!”

  • mike

    This game sucks anyway. Crap graphics, and the text is too small. Squinting my eyes just to read stupid dialogue

  • I downloaded it, played it and cried a little because… it was just a demo ( ;A;)

  • My 3DS can’t find the wireless connection in the new place I’ve moved into. Hopefully I can download it from a hotspot – I really want to try it! :)

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