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Bravely Default
Bravely Default (NA)
North American boxart
Developer(s) Silicon Studio
Publisher(s) Square Enix (Japan)
Nintendo (North America & Europe)
Platform(s) 3DS platform icon
Classification(s) Nintendo-network-icon Streetpass-icon
Genre(s) RPG

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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.


The game uses a battle system shift and multi-hit combos. It also uses a system of classes (job) as in other Final Fantasy (III, V, The 4 Heroes of Light). Has only one save slot (which will increase in three slots), had element, according to producer Tomoya Asano, the wireless functions. The game will make extensive use of dubbing, both in history, both in the battles.


The game follows the adventures of Tiz Arrior, Agnès Oblige, Ringabel, and Edea Lee, as they try to restore the four crystals in order to save the world.


A week after the events that led to the destruction Norende, Tiz awakens to Caldisla, where Owen will know immediately, the captain of the Royal Guards. Despite the words of the king - who invited him to stay in town - reported by man, Tiz want to see with his own eyes what remains of his home, also hoping to find more survivors. But once arrived, Tiz meet the Vestal of the Crystal Wind, Agnes Oblige, which will inform you of being the sole survivor. Tiz will be informed by Agnes that she and fairy crystals Airy are traveling to free the Crystal of Wind darkness, although the two are hunted by the Knights of Eternia Heaven who are terrorizing Caldisla.

Soon after, the three are attacked by the white sorceress Holly White, from Barras monaco Lehr and by their subordinates. Defeated enemies, the vestal and his improvised companions will return to the city, where soldiers roam in search of Agnes. The young man decides to surrender to avoid pain in the population, but arrived at the meeting place with enemies and discovered their true intentions, will gladly accept the help of Tiz and with him defeat the warriors of Eternia. That same night, however, the black magician Ominas Crowe fire a house and ordered the residents to hand over the vestal and unleashing the wrath of Edea Lee, daughter of the Grand Marshal of Eternia forces.

The next morning Tiz and Agnes meet Ringabel, a young man without memory, which will join their group. After a while, though, it also adds to the Edea group, which tolerate no longer the actions of the black magician. Following initial discussions between the two women in the group, the party will work to avenge the death of Owen for Argent Heinkel hand, knight who has kidnapped the King of Caldisla. He also defeated, the party - fully formed - proceed to Ancheim to awaken the Wind Crystal.

Chapter 1

Once in Ancheim, Agnes and her group stumble into king of Eloch city Quentis Khamer VIII, asking its citizens to work even harder to make sure that the city go ahead even without the wind that first supported it. After listening Khamer, the group will travel to the Temple of the Wind. Once here and it realized that now the temple is inhabited by monsters.

After the defeat of the monster, Airy will explain the rules for the ritual of awakening and warn others not to interfere. Agnes proceed with the ritual and Ringabel seem to remember something on the light of the crystals, although Airy will reveal soon after that there are still three temples to visit. Back in town, find the king Khamer make a speech in which incites the population to abandon the Orthodoxy of the Crystals, even revolting to Agnés same. However, even if with the help of Tiz, Agnes will make a speech about the fate of the world and of the crystals and, showing Chains Storm belonged to Orthros, finally restart the wind to blow.

Agnes, touched by the prayers of the people, promise to return after meeting other Vestal. The group will decide to leave for Florem but on their airship will be attacked by Alternis Dim the Council of Six, who will try to come to your senses Edea, convinced that the vestal has manipulated. Unable to convince her, the black knight will destroy the aviolite which lifts the Eschalot. The party will be so compelled to cross the forest full of miasma to get to Florem.

Before leaving, however, you can do the side missions where you will get the "asterisks" Merchant, the fencer of Enchantment, the Thief and the Cronomago.

Chapter 2

Alternis return the betrayal of Edea to the Council of Six, and then ask Einheria Venus Legion Bloody Rose to help him to save Edea before we can come to terms with the Arcanist Victoria F. Stein and Master Spiritist Victor S. Court.

Meanwhile,the party travels to Florem, although the city has been transformed from a modest place dedicated to nature on a superficial place and based on beauty. Agnes will meet the Matriarch who will report them about the disappearance of Olivia Oblige, vestal water, which before escaping chased by Eternia forces managed to throw a protective crystal,thus creating a barrier that only Olivia can destroy.


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.


The game originally started as a Final Fantasy: 4 Warriors of Light game.


GameRankings 85% (based on 42 reviews)[1]
MetaCritic 85% (based on 65 reviews)[2]
Edge 8/10[3]
Eurogamer 8/10[4]

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.


Following the game's success, a Browser game called Bravely Default: Praying Brage was released in 2012 a month after the game released. It takes place a few centuries later. There was also a mobile game, Bravely Archive: D's Report, in 2015 which took place around the same time but with an alternative timeline. The proper sequel, Bravely Second, released a couple months later in 2015 in Japan though it underperformed compared to the original in spite on several gameplay improvements.

Tiz Arrior and Agnès Oblige has later appearances in Road to Dragons.


  Main article: Bravely Default/gallery


Bravely Default's Debut Trailer00:56

Bravely Default's Debut Trailer

Debut Trailer
Bravely Default Nintendo Direct Japanese Trailer01:29

Bravely Default Nintendo Direct Japanese Trailer

Japanese Trailer
Main Page: Bravely Default/videos


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  4. Parkin, Simon (December 3, 2013) "Bravely Default review"
    Published by: Eurogamer

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