A Bravely Default: Flying Fairy US Release Date may be music to the ears of North American JRPG fans pining for the next great 3DS game. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, which released in Japan in October 2012, was met with critical acclaim and commercial success. A spiritual successor to publisher Square Enix's Nintendo DS game, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light featuring the same character designs and art from Akihiko Yoshida, known for his dreamy, elegant fantasy character designs. After months of pleading and begging from American JRPG fans to bring Bravely Default: Flying Fairy to Western audiences, it seems that North American localization for Bravely Default may actually happen after all. This falls on the heels of the exciting news that Japanese RPG developers Level-5 and 1-Up Studios will be bringing their best-selling RPG / Town Simulator 3DS game, Fantasy Life, to North America, though no North American publisher has yet stepped forward to claim the game.
The Bravely Default: Flying Fairy US Release Date announcement will undoubtedly bring joy to fans of RPGs by Square Enix, such as Final Fantasy, and Bravely Default developer Silicon Studios, most notable for their work on the 2009 quirky, retro adventure game 3D Dot Game Heroes. For those unfamiliar with Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the game is a tradition, charming RPG adventure featuring lush, pre-rendered backgrounds and quirky characters. The game also makes use of the 3DS camera, allowing for moments of bizarre augmented reality cutscenes, as seen in the early minutes of Bravely Default Flying Fairy, which you can view below in an incredible video from Nintendomination featuring the first 70 minutes of gameplay in Japanese. Obviously, spoiler alerts are in effect, though if you don't speak Japanese, you probably won't have too much of the story ruined for you.
If you weren't already enticed by the premise of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, you likely are after watching the video about. Talk about stunning graphics, huh? My, how far we've come in mobile and handheld gaming. In any case, the game looks stunning, and we sincerely hope to see it in the states. While we wait for an official Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Us Release Date or further localization news, we can ogle over more game footage below, or drive ourselves crazy poring over other incredible Japanese games that may or may not be making their way to the states. Enjoy a trailer for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy below, and stay tuned for more updates on the game.