Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Claytechworks’ Bravely Default 2, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Developed by Claytechworks and published by Square Enix in Japan, Bravely Default 2, an upcoming role-playing video game, is scheduled for release worldwide on February 26, 2021.
Meanwhile, Nintendo handles the release in the Western territories.
Bravely Default 2 is the third game in the Bravely series, following the original game, Bravely Default, and its successor, Bravely Second.
While Second was a direct story follow up from Default, Default 2 is a new and unrelated story and a cast of characters.
Similar to prior titles, the game plays as a role-playing video game with turn-based battles.
The game also contains a variant of the prior game’s “Brave Point” system and the use of collecting different “asterisks” to change character’s classes.
Set in a new world from prior games, on a continent named Excillant, divided by five different kingdoms.
The game follows four main characters: a young sailor named Seth, a refugee princess named Gloria, a traveling scholar named Elvis, and a mercenary named Adelle.
Publisher: Square Enix, Nintendo
Director: Shunsuke Iwami
Producer: Tomoya Asano, Masashi Takahashi
Designer: Shota Fukubaru
Programmer: Kei Sone
Artist: Hajime Onuma, Naoki Ikushima
Writer: Yura Kubota, Tomoyoshi Nagai
Enginge: Unreal Engine 4
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release: February 26, 2021
Bravely Default 2 was announced for the Nintendo Switch at The Game Awards in December 2019.
Game series producer Tomoya Asano states that the reason for the game’s title, Bravely Default 2, was due to his belief Bravely Second did not live up to fan’s expectations, and its critical and commercial under-performance made it difficult for the team to continue on the series.
Team morale and finances improved following the release of the Japan-only mobile title Bravely Default: Fairy’s Effect and the 2018 Switch title Octopath Traveler, and the team decided to return to the series, but with a fresh start, with a game more similar to the original Default game instead.
Revo, who composed the soundtrack for Default but did not return for Second, was also announced to return for Default 2.
A demo of the game was announced and released during a March 26, 2020, Nintendo Direct presentation.
Square Enix also announced that they would be taking fan feedback from the demo and implementing it into the final release.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Bravely Default 2: