Bravely Default: For the Sequel has over 100 improvements
posted on 09.02.13 at 02:05 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Official Japanese website outlines new features.

Square Enix has launched the official Japanese website for Bravely Default: For the Sequel, offering a first look at just a few of the newly announced 3DS update’s more than 100 new features. They include:

  • New System – Following the Brave & Default style of battle offered in the original game, this game is equipped with a new battle system from the sequel currently in development.
  • Updated User Interface – A complete UI overhaul. Compatibility between jobs and equipped items can be seen on the equip screen, for example.
  • Enhanced Battle Tempo – Thanks to minute adjustments made to motion and effect, the speed of battles has increased. With replay available at up to four times normal speed, the pace of battle has dramatically increased. Once the auto input function is activated, commands that you entered during your previous turn will repeat automatically. Leveling up and battling foes with higher levels is now easier than ever.
  • Event Viewer – Scenes that have already taken place can be replayed any time during the game.
  • Multiple Language Options – Voices in Japanese and English, and text in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • Bravely Default Data Compatibility – Import your data from the original game. Choose to transfer your level, jobs, job level, money, items, Genome abilities, and D-Notebook.
  • More Save Slots – The original game only had one save slot. For the Sequel offers three.
  • More Configuration – Configure more options, such as difficulty settings and enemy counter rate.
  • Better Town Graphics – In order to give the player a better feel for the character and charm of towns, town maps have been redrawn.
  • Improved Party Chat – Characters who lacked variety in the original game now have facial expressions. Designed to match the flow of conversation, characters will reveal their emotions.
  • Chapters 7 and 8 Revisions – The episodes and battle events about the Asterisk holders have been expanded.

Considering the multiple language options, it might not be too far-fetched to guess the upcoming western version of Bravely Default is actually For the Sequel.

Bravely Default: For the Sequel is due out on December 5 in Japan.

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  • TheExile285

    I really hope this is the version Nintendo publishes. I will buy reguardless but still…

  • Zackasaur

    I hope this is the version we get in the west! I’d be pretty annoyed if it’s not.

    But I’ll obviously buy it either way.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Hell effing yes. I’m gonna get this version since I already have a Japanese 3DS. Awesomee

  • surakian

    Definitely going to believe this is the version we’re getting!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yea, the English voices and text gives Nintendo no reason NOT to publish this version. They’re likely only there because of Nintendo’s localization work, so… hyyyyyyyyyyype!

  • Syltique

    This sounds pretty hot. I can’t wait to play this finally.

  • PrinceHeir

    “Multiple Language Options – Voices in Japanese and English, and text in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.”

    fuck why can’t companies do something like this!!!

    and yes an english option in a japanese version?

    why not the other way around with japanese voice in an english version as well hmm?

    this is definitely coming to the west!!!

    • HeatPhoenix

      Great! Dual audio! I want that to happen in more games.

      • little monster boy

        if we don’t get this version (as in, JP voices) I will be SO MAAAADDD and then import it haha

      • PrinceHeir

        Japan has actually alot of dual audio believe it or not.

        all Sony first party games(Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us)

        Square Enix Games (Deus Ex, HItman,)

        i’m guessing Ubisoft has one as well (Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell)

        • HeatPhoenix

          Sadly often not the other way around. (Japanese games on western soil) Somehow I feel like the fault is with the localization teams and not the original devs.

          addendum: however I don’t know the inner workings, maybe there are also voice acting licensing costs involved that localization teams don’t want to pay

          • PrinceHeir

            ehh i don’t know how NIS America, Xseed, Aksys, does it!!

            if they can why not other big companies like Square Enix, Atlus, and Konami or even Namco(sometimes)?

            Square Enix does provide a specific voice game, but it’s only from asia(Hong Kong), Konami used to do dual audio(Castlevania series, Namco does dual audio on Soul Calibur, Tekken, yet Tales they can’t even do it?

            Capcom is amazing, didn’t even know Dragon’s Dogma was dual audio same with Resident Evil Revelations!

            Atlus US is the worst offender though, i don’t know why they haven’t done anything regarding this AT ALL.

      • Karysonson

        Except this game is mostly text

  • Zero

    The improvements listed already sound fantastic. I sure hope we do get this version.

  • Anime10121

    This better be the version we get, since it’ll already have English Voices/Subtitles!

  • Arcana Gear

    Really, really, reaaaally wants that they release this version here, but all this mystery is making me fear for the worst.

  • new_tradition

    Seeing that the release date is December 5 (around the time the over seas versions will come out), and that it has English VAs, I feel comfortable in assuming this is the version we’ll get world wide ^^

  • Jesse_Dylan

    What the hell is this about a new combat system? I wanted the turn-based combat from the original game!

  • trashdinner

    wow … I’ve played the japanese version and the only downside I noticed are fixed acording to this list :O can’t wait for this to come out!!!