When it comes to RPGs these days, I always say the more the merrier! Which is precisely why I'm so excited about the 3DS' Bravely Default from Silicon Studio and Square Enix. It has taken some time to localize the game for western audiences, but it seems like the day is finally approaching. During today's Nintendo Direct Reggie and the team revealed Bravely Default will be released February 7.
On top of that, Nintendo also announced a Collector's Edition for Bravely Default. Included is the game, an art book, a soundtrack CD and 34 augmented-reality cards. Both the regular and Collector's Edition of the game will launch on the same day, but no word on pricing yet. Just exactly how the AR cards are meant to function with the game or the 3DS is also a mystery.
Okay, now we get to the excruciating part. No, not the wait, though that's excruciating too. I'm talking about the latest trailer for Bravely Default. In it we get a good, solid look at the localization and that means English voice acting. It's... it's not great, I'm afraid. There's really not much to go on, but the bit that was shown is not in-line with what I'd expect from Square Enix. Or maybe it is what I expect these days.
Either way, Bravely Default looks like an outstanding game, no matter the quality of the localization. Look forward to it and its Collector's Edition on February 7, 2014.