Bravely Default is a roleplaying game for the Nintendo 3DS. It was developed by Silicon Studio and published by Square Enix in Japan and Nintendo in North America and Europe. It is the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. It was originally released in Japan as Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, and it was later re-released in Japan as Bravely Default: For The Sequel with added features. The updated version was localized to other regions as Bravely Default. The game also spawned a sequel, Bravely Second, which is currently in development.
There are two demos for the game. The first demo reuses central locations but alters them so that it has an original plotline separate from the main game. This demo generally lasts the player a few hours. If the player gets the full game and retains the demo's save data, he will unlock special items depending on his progress.
The second demo, so far only released for Japan as of July 2014, contains the first 4 chapters of the game for free. Players can buy the full game at anytime and continue from where they ended in the demo.
This section requires an expansion.
The game originally started as a Final Fantasy: 4 Warriors of Light game.
Bravely Default has received generally good reception.
It has also sold decently well, selling approximately 200k in its first month in the US across digital and physical. In France, the game has sold 60k through May 2014 from launch. It also sold 141,529 in its first week in Japan and 274,979 for the 2012 fiscal year.
According to Dengeki, the game has sold over 1 million worldwide with 400k being Japan across both versions of the game and 600k for the rest of the world.