A totally new cast arrives in the third game in the Bravely series. Attempting to recapture the nostalgia of a bygone era, it defaults to some tropes while being largely successful in updating a classic job system.
Bravely Default II
Not to be confused with Bravely Second, which is the actual sequel to Bravely Default. Bravely Default II takes place in a brand new world with a new set of heroes.
Nintendo gave us a big surprise during the 2019 Game Awards when they announced Bravely Default II for the Switch. Now Cassandra and Robert don their Asterisks to talk about this nostalgia-inspired RPG series.
Video games made their mark in helping many through another trying year, with the RPG genre providing many excellent offerings. After taking our usual month to fully digest the past year’s releases, RPGamer is proud to present our Best of 2021 awards.
Square Enix is bringing another JRPG to Steam. Wasting no time, Bravely Default II’s PC version will be released in less than a week.
Joshua asks “Am I fighting a house?!” (spoilers: he is). Chris is on the wrong side of 40, and somehow forgets JRPGJuly. Kelley espouses “Exposure: The Cryptocurrency of Artists.” Anna Marie is teaching the whole RPGamer staff how to speedrun FF4: Free Enterprise. Yes, things got a little…weird this week.
Anna Marie, Chris, and Kelley are joined by special guest Ryan Radcliff! Chris swears every time E3 fails, an angel gets its wings. Anna Marie refuses to play games she’s in. Kelley wants to pet the cat cream roll. And Ryan is dragging around Paws’s corpse as he spins all the wheels.
It’s just the core trio this week, as Chris tosses a coin to his hunting horn partner Kelley, and Anna Marie rolls her eyes as Chris cracks terrible jokes about what the Vita really means. We all consider MiHoYo’s bottom line, as well as whether we’re classified as normies.
Josh tells us another tale of the Mehss Effect. Sam poots. Anna Marie gets snuggles, not struggles. Kelley tells us about the big hole in her heart. And Chris disinfects himself with Atelier Lysol.
For anyone who couldn’t get enough job hats, Square Enix delivers with a sequel to its weirdly-named “Not Final Fantasy” for the 3DS. Join us along with guests Cassandra Ramos and Alex Fuller as we dive into Bravely Second: End Layer.
Alex looks so good he must be rendered. Robert rickrolls all the things. Kelley is our Neptunian Angel. Chris is getting ready to Rise, but first he must Ryza.
It’s a slightly quieter week after the mass dump of games that was February and the first week of March. Kelley doesn’t want her mom to think she’s watching hentai, while Anna Marie insists our reviewers don’t hate every game. Josh will one day be free of the epic grip of Cold Steel IV, but not before Chris convinces him if he just lifts a truck, he can find a new orbment.
Bravely Default II is right around the corner. In preparation for its upcoming release, Nintendo provided one last trailer to get RPGamers excited.
A new English trailer is out for Bravely Default II. The two-minute video gives a quick rundown of the all-important Brave and Default actions.
With Bravely Default II just a few weeks away, Square Enix put out some more information about another of the game’s major powers. In addition to detailing the main players in Holograd and the Asterisks they hold, the company also detailed a couple of gameplay systems.
Square Enix provided additional media and details for Bravely Default II in Japan. The update focuses on the nation of Rimedahl, introducing new characters and jobs, as well as a new card-based mini-game.
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Square Enix released a new Japanese trailer for Bravely Default II. The video features a look at the kingdom of Wiswald and its important characters.
A new final demo for Bravely Default II is now available. The demo lets players try out some of the jobs and abilities ahead of the game’s launch in February.
A host of new information, screenshots, and artwork for Bravely Default II were made available. Included in the unveiling were eight new jobs, two kingdoms along with multiple characters important to the narrative, and several gameplay systems.
Square Enix provided some further details and plenty of new images for Bravely Default II. The update covers some of the game’s story and characters and the basic, familiar gameplay elements.
Nintendo’s latest Direct Mini presentation provided an update on Bravely Default II. The game will launch worldwide in February, with some new Asterisk holders revealed.