|[February 06, 2014]
Bravely Default Launches Exclusively on Nintendo 3DS
REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Launching exclusively for the Nintendo
3DS system on Feb. 7, Bravely
Default brings a unique twist to the role-playing genre. With a
compelling new risk-and-reward combat system, creative uses of
StreetPass functionality and beautiful graphics, this ambitious game
brings new innovations in quality and design to the world of RPGs.
"Bravely Default offers a deep, strategic adventure on Nintendo
3DS that everyone will be talking about," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo
of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "With the
addition of this unique RPG, the Nintendo 3DS library continues to prove
itself as one of the most robust and varied of any video game platform."
Bravely Default follows the story of main character Tiz, a humble
shepherd and the lone survivor of a cataclysmic event, as he joins a
group of loyal companions on a journey to restore balance to the world.
The battle system is what differentiates Bravely Default from
other RPGs. Here players can strategically choose when to initiate two
complementary commands: Brave and Default. This innovative system
encourages players to think carefully about strategy during every enemy
encounter. Selecting "Brave" lets players increase the number of actions
a character can take in a turn, while "Default" allows players to store
actions for later use.
Bravely Default is a highly connected game that uses the
StreetPass functionality on the Nintendo 3DS system in a new way.
Connecting with other players via StreetPass will allow them to summon
StreetPass friends and other online players to do battle for one action.
When summoned players are used repeatedly, they will grow in "Affection"
and become much stronger. Players can also use other players they have
tagged via StreetPass to help rebuild Tiz's destroyed village and gain
access to special items and powerful equipment in the game.
Bravely Default expands on customization options by including a
wide variety of jobs and abilities. Characters can be asigned more than
20 jobs throughout the adventure, including Time Mage, Merchant, Vampire
and Valkyrie. Each of these jobs features a specific set of abilities
that characters can learn and master. Up to two jobs can be equipped at
one time for even more flexibility and deeper customization. There are
hundreds of helpful and unique abilities that can be learned, adding an
additional layer of strategy, and allowing players to tailor their
characters in a way that will suit their individual play styles.
Bravely Default comes from the creative minds at Square Enix, a
company known for developing some of the most memorable and beautiful
RPGs of all time. The game's massive fantasy world contains airships,
elemental crystals and magic, and is a treat for both the eyes and the
ears. Bravely Default features a variety of locales filled with
gorgeous hand-drawn watercolor backgrounds and smooth 3D animations, all
accompanied by an evocative musical score. Fans who purchase the
collector's edition of Bravely Default (launching Feb. 7 at the
suggested retail price of $49.99) will receive the game's wonderful
soundtrack, as well as select AR Cards and an artbook. The collector's
edition will be available at select retailers.
An extensive demo is also now available to download for free in the
Nintendo eShop. Players can experience the innovative battle system and
get a taste of the stunning world by completing a new side story that is
not available in the main game. On Feb. 7, the full Bravely Default
experience will be available to purchase in both retail stores and in
the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
For more information about Bravely Default, visit http://bravelydefault.nintendo.com.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and
Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
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sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
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that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™,
Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and
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