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The 10th anniversary of the Bravely Default series has just rolled around, with Square Enix hosting a handful of different events to celebrate. One such event was a livestream featuring the game’s producer Tomoya Asano, who took the opportunity to discuss the potential future of the series, including the possibility of a remaster for the first entry.

A high resolution version of the first game’s opening movie was shown during the livestream, which led to Asano discussing this possibility: “Over the past 10 years, our team has grown larger, and our capacity has increased. Looking at the opening movie of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, I feel like announcing a remaster of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy would be the best possible thing and something fans would desire. But for now I’m unfortunately unable to announce anything like that. ‘For now,’ let’s just say.”

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Square Enix has indicated that it hopes to continue the Bravely Default series. However, development is expected to take a few years and it’ll likely be awhile until we won’t be hearing about a new entry.

Series producer Tomoya Asano commented on the series’ future in this week’s issue of Famitsu. Speaking with the Japanese magazine, he said (as translated by Nintendo Everything):

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Square Enix has provided an update on series sales of the Bravely Series. Since the franchise started in 2012, shipments and digital sales have surpassed three million copies worldwide.

Bravely Default started on 3DS, which also received Bravely Second. Square Enix then released Bravely Default II on Switch earlier this year.


Bravely Default fans will be happy to hear that the series’ music will soon be more widely available. It’s been announced that the soundtracks for the original Bravely Default as well as Bravely Default II will be offered through Spotify starting tomorrow.

The first game’s soundtrack will be on the service here. You’ll be able to grab the soundtrack for Bravely Default II here.

Revo handled the soundtrack for Bravely Default and Bravely Default II. Bravely Second is a part of the same series, but that RPG’s music was handled by Ryo (Supercell).

Thanks to Justin for the tip.


Bravely Default is officially eight years old. The RPG originally launched for 3DS on October 11, 2012, though it wouldn’t reach the west until the west a year later. Square Enix celebrated the milestone today with art for the game.

Fans are currently waiting for the latest entry in the series, Bravely Default II. Although there hasn’t been a proper update in quite some time, Square Enix says that news is coming soon.

Bravely Default II was last said to be releasing in 2020. With less than three months remaining in the year, it’s unclear if that’s still the case.


The original version of Bravely Default releases seven years ago today, October 11th, 2012. To celebrate the occasion, Square Enix shared the special piece of artwork you see above. Things have been a bit quiet for the franchise in the last couple of years – the latest entry in the series was the Japan-exclusive mobile game Bravely Default: Fairy’s Effect, which came out in March 2o17.


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One segment of the latest issue of Famitsu was an interview with Tomoya Asano and Masashi Takahashi of Square Enix. They revealed some new information about both Octopath Traveler and hints at the future of the Bravely series. Some interesting tidbits from the interview:

  • The developers of Octopath Traveler decided from the beginning not to add any DLC. They’ve just started talks about a possible sequel.
  • Now that the team has grown to be the 11th Business Division, they hope to release a new RPG every year.
  • The new pieces of art for the Bravely Twitter account are meant to convey that Bravely is “not a title of the past” to Square Enix, though they didn’t have any details to share about a new Bravely game.
  • Since games like Octopath Traveler and Bravely titles take about four years to make, Square Enix would need at least two new franchises to hit their game a year goal.

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Update (8/7): Pre-orders are now open on Amazon.

Original (8/6): The Art of Bravely Default will finally be receiving a release in the west. That’s according to Amazon, which lists a February 2019 release for the book.

The retailer provides the following overview:

Last week, Square Enix and Nintendo announced that Octopath Traveler reached the milestone of one million copies shipped worldwide so far. They did so by posting the illustration below, which people quickly noticed looked a lot like a piece of artwork of Airy from the Bravely Default series:

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