There’s news related to Bravely Default II afoot. The Australian Classification Board assigned it a “Mature” rating on September 22, 2020, and the official government website has updated to share it. [Thanks, Joseki on Resetera!]
While the Australian Classification Board’s ratings don’t offer descriptions as detailed as the ESRB’s profile pages, the explanation for the classification does have a grid showing areas in which the game could merit certain ratings. It suggested that it doesn’t really have drug use, foul language, or nudity. There is a marker under “Mild Impact” for the “Sex” category. (This could refer to costume designs.) The grid noted that the “Themes” and “Violence” are both earned it the “Mature” rating, with both having icons falling under “Moderate Impact.”
This could suggest that Bravely Default II will in 2020. The launch window was announced at its The Game Awards 2019 debut. While there haven’t been too many updates about it since the reveal, Producer Tomoya Asano has shared thoughts about the game and its name. (Which might be confusing, because Bravely Second was released after the original Bravely Default.) Asano’s team also asked for feedback on the demo.
Bravely Default II will come to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. Its free demo is immediately available on the eShop.