On October 12, 2012, the throwback JRPG Bravely Default hit the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. It pretty quickly became a sales success in the region, managing an impressive 141,529 units sold in its first week, and hitting the million units sold mark by 2014. That success led to a direct sequel and a mobile spin-off plus plenty of merchandise, and another sequel (this time set in a different universe but going by the title Bravely Default II) is in the works for the Nintendo Switch.

Square Enix has celebrated the anniversary of Bravely Default’s initial release with artwork from Naoki Ikushima, the monster designer of both Bravely Default and Bravely Second as well as the character designer of Octopath Traveler.
 


 
What fans will be most excited for is the final sentence in the tweet, though – apparently news on Bravely Default II will be “available soon”. Whether this means the game will arrive as promised within 2020 remains to be seen, but the window is narrowing. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest as it comes in.
 

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