Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is a gorgeous-looking RPG for the 3DS that received considerable praise when it was released in Japan, and Siliconera had started reporting that they’ve “confirmed” that the game’s coming to North America and Europe. This should be regarded as a rumour, but it’s certainly promising.
Square Enix has noted the interest in Bravely Default: Flying Fairy outside of Japan, and suggested that the game could be localised. We have heard this sort of thing before, so hopefully something comes of it soon enough.
Tomoya Asano, a producer for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has confirmed that the game “has broken over 300,000 copies shipped” in Japan. Now, “shipped” is different from “sold”, but Asano believes that “by the end of the month, the sales numbers will achieve 300,000″. He also mentioned that “there are a lot of things that I want to prepare for everyone to look forward to”, so perhaps there’ll be a sequel?
Media Create is reporting that Bravely Default: Flying Fairy sold 141,529 copies in its first week. That accounts for almost 85 percent of its initial shipment. Project X Zone, on the other hand, only sold through about 58 percent of its initial shipment. And while Bravely Default’s sales numbers do give us hope for a localization by Square Enix, Project X Zone’s sales might discourage Namco Bandai from releasing the game outside of Japan. We’ll just have to hope that isn’t the case.
When asked if a hypothetical sequel to Bravely Default would remain on the 3DS, the official Twitter account for the game responded:
Depending on the circumstances, I don’t think it would change. Because I think a lot of people bought a 3DS for Bravely Default.
And while this is far from confirmation that a future sequel to the game will remain on the 3DS, it does seem very likely. You can check after the break for a gallery of photos showing off the special Bravely Default Collector’s Pack.
In an interview, Tomoya Asano of Square Enix has said they have no plans to localize Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. And while this might seem a bit disappointing, not all is lost just yet as Asano did tell fans to, “keep talking about it on Facebook and Twitter, and keep watching for new info from [them].” So it does sound that plans could change. For now, check after the break for over five minutes of footage from the game.
You can check after the break for a large collection of screenshots and artwork from Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.