The upcoming ‘Bravely Default II’ for the Switch.
While this should technically be called Bravely Default III, the shift from the 3DS to the Switch will be an interesting one.
Not least because the team behind the excellent Octopath Traveler are also working on this.
The new trailer (shown below) doesn’t really give away much but the final shot of the characters (shown above) does show an interesting though obviously necessary graphical shift over the original 3DS games.
Asano also took to Twitter to thank the fans of the Bravely Default games for being so patient.
We finally were able to announce it! For those who’ve been waiting all this time, I apologize, and I’d like to thank you. People reacted so loudly that all our staff are pumped up to work on this game.
In addition, Revo also commented on how the game is being scored over previous versions.
To all fans, I’m back. I’m happy to be able to participate in this hakoniwa-style world again. The graphics have kept that sort of warm, hand-crafted look, but in even beautiful graphics. For the music, in order to better represent the atmosphere, I’m tackling this task with all my courage. The music used in the teaser trailer was grand orchestral music, but there are also band-style musical pieces that charges forward passionately, intricate traditional-sounding music pieces, and a wide range of music that may sound nostalgic, but also fresh at the same time. I can only say that I hope you can play the game as soon as possible. Please look forward to it!
Personally, I cannot wait for another Bravely Default game, especially on the Switch. Considering how well the original games did on the 3DS and Octopath Traveler did on the Switch, I reckon Bravely Default II will end up being something really quite special.
Bravely Default II will be released for the Switch sometime next year.
Thanks to Siliconera for the above translated comments from both Asano and Revo.
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