Bravely Default, the 2014 3DS JRPG published by Square Enix, is getting an official sequel. Bravely Default 2 has been announced at The Game Awards 2019 and will release for the Nintendo Switch sometime next year. The game is being made by the original team along with the developers behind Octopath Traveller. Bravely Default 2 will also feature music by Reno, who worked on the original game's soundtrack.
Originally envisioned as a sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Bravely Default tells the tale of the world of Luxendarc, where four elemental crystals keep the world in balance. However, when the crystals become corrupted and the small town of Norende is consumed by a massive chasm, the fate of the world falls upon four heroes. The game got a direct sequel titled Bravely Second: End Layer for the 3DS in 2016.
Other than announcing the game is in development, the trailer offers little to go on for concrete details. The trailer mostly shows off some classic JRPG images of things like a woman holding a crystal, beautiful castle towns, and a rag-tag party of four standing on a cliffside. We do know that this game will be featuring all-new Heroes of Light instead of the original cast. As for where this ends up on the Bravely Default series' timeline, it appears this game will be taking place in a completely different world, but share themes with the first game. Anyone with a passing familiarity with the Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest series should understand what that entails.
Bravely Default 2 will release next year exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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