April 26, 2013
“Flying Fairy” in Bravely Default’s Title Might Be Too Feminine For the Male Oriented 3DS?
I think you have already read it somewhere. After months of pleading, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to North America. Come 2014, we’ll finally be able to play this Square Enix RPG on our Nintendo 3DS systems. Hey, who’s not happy that it’s coming? No one! However, only one question remains: What will be Bravely Default’s title when it comes to the west?
The answer? Still Bravely Default.
However, that’s just it. Only Bravely Default without the “Flying Fairy” part. I wonder why. We know whw Bravely Default is an essential title. It’s the name of the game’s core battle system. (Check out this post to learn more).
Perhaps Nintendo thinks Flying Fairy can be stripped from the game’s title. Maybe they think those two words are just a waste of space.
Or maybe they think the title’s too feminine. Remember that the 3DS’s audience is generally young males. I’m guessing here that the company’s line of thinking is that the words “Flying Fairy” might give a connotation that the game’s an RPG for female gamers. Of course, it’s not. Remember when Disney changed their movie’s title from “Rapunzel” to “Tangled”. Perhaps this is a business decision that can impact sales.
For the record I am not trying to bash anyone here. >.<I myself do not care if it will be called Bravely Default, or Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, or whatever random name Nintendo comes up with. What matters to me is that the game’s coming. That’s just it.
Buy: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Japan Edition)
April 21, 2013
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy: Time to Go Back to the World of RPG
When it comes to RPG 3DS games, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is always somewhere at the top of the list. I haven’t played it, but feedback from Japan is, well, overwhelming. How come we’re not getting this game?
Oh wait, we (finally) will.
Read: Bravely Default is Japan-only. What Can We Do?
I have been writing about this charming game from Square Enix since 2011, when it was first announced. It doesn’t just look charming. It also feels like a return to the Final Fantasy of the old. For the people who love RPGs, something from Square Enix is always a treat.
Yes. You can say that Square Enix is releasing some of the best console gaming crap in recent years. However, make no mistake. Their portable RPGs are always on top form. Let me name a few:
- The World Ends With You
- Dragon Quest IX
- Chaos Rings
- Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
The west has been very vocal in telling the company to finally localize Bravely Default. I don’t know if there was pressure from Nintendo (who, as we all know, is not going so well with the sales of their units). This announcement is something exciting for every Nintendo 3DS gamer out there.
Also, I think it will be a treat to all of us RPG gamers. Perhaps it’s time to immerse myself again in a new RPG world that only Square Enix can bring us.
Check out more on Bravely Default: Flying Fairy here on N-Handhelds, a Nintendo 3DS Blog covering 3DS games and Pokemon news.
March 3, 2013
Square Enix Knows We Want Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
Remember Bravely Default: Flying Fairy? For those of you who don’t, it’s a solid RPG from Square Enix that came out in Japan last year. It has already sold 300,000 copies in its home country and will most likely have a sequel. The problem? It still hasn’t come to any other region’s shores.
I have even written to Square Enix an open letter, in hopes they might be able to read it. But I am 99% sure that they didn’t. Who am I anyway? What I can only do at this point and make this blog and my Twitter a place to generate interest around Bravely Default, hoping that one day, Square might hear our please.
But looks like there were new hints that it might come! The game’s official Twitter account recently posted the following Tweets:
These tweets, though we cannot initially infer that the game will come in English only just means that Square Enix has been sizing up the fan interest for the game outside Japan. As a big company, of course, they wouldn’t want releasing it and then sales will not go as expected. Just like with Sleeping Dogs, and with The World Ends With You in mid 2000s.
Should this happen, looks like Bravely Default’s final frontier is not Japan’s eShop
but our non-Japanese 3DS consoles. We’ll wait and see!
June 29, 2012
We Finally Know Why It’s Called Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
Select “Default” and you store BP. Select “Brave” to use it in addition to your regular turn.
June 16, 2012
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
February 28, 2012
In Japan, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy’s demo will come tomorrow. Overseas, we’re all speculating a release outside Japan. :(
(via Check Out New Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Demo And Twitter Page ~ N-HANDHELDS - DS and 3DS Blog)