Bravely Default: Flying Fairy coming to the 3DS
Oddly named role-player from Square Enix looks incredible.
Announced in yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be hitting shelves in the UK and Europe before the end of the year. Apparently drawing influences from DS role-player Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light, Bravely Default is set in a similarly gorgeous, hand-drawn, medieval inspired world where Princes and Princesses rule, Zeppelins sail through the skies, and dragons lurk beneath the ground. Although details of the plot aren't entirely clear (after all, the game's only been released in Japan), it appears to rotate around a giant crystal, that's somehow grown corrupted with a darkness - and it's up to you to put it right.
As you may expect for a traditional Japanese role playing games, the battles play a large part in Bravely Default , and they seem to have been handled rather well. Turn-based, so you can take your time making decisions, each of your characters has a "job", which grants them special abilities and powers, working kind of like a class, although you can change it at certain points. The game also includes a Final Fantasy staple in the form of summons, a collection of incredibly powerful creatures who can be called upon to help turn the tide of a battle.
Looking set to provide a welcome return to the glory days of Square Enix, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is another 3DS game you should be keeping a very close eye on. Hopefully more details will become available over the coming weeks - in the mean time, why not check out the trailer below, and admire the fancy cutscenes, gorgeous towns, and interesting looking battles: