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Square-Enix Show New Project, and Silly Title

Posted: 13th September 2011 15:39

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Normally, I'd be the first to make a joke at the name of this game. I mean, it's so asking for it. What kind of game company would name their new independent project for the 3DS: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy? It practically screams "Quick, make Navi jokes out of me!" Good work, Square-Enix. What, Theatrhythm and Dissidia Duodecim weren't odd enough? Had to go all out on the random train, with destination Tuesday, huh?

Anyway, we don't know a whole lot about the game so far. It's an RPG, using a similar engine that DS games Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light, and the III and IV remakes used. Instead of 3D backgrounds in areas, though, it seems to use pre-rendered backgrounds, in the same way that the Playstation Final Fantasys did, and a 3D world map. The effect looks pretty sweet, even if I was somewhat reminded of Myst by some of the screenshots. But that's not a bad thing. You can check out a short video of the game here, and another one mostly in Japanese, and mostly not actually gameplay. The other notable feature is the planned usage of AR cards and the 3DS' cameras as part of the gameplay. Just how exactly this works, we do not yet know, but hopefully they'll work well.

To be expected sometime in 2012.

Source: Nintendo, Kotaku
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Posted: 13th September 2011 15:45

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I read this earlier this morning (probably while Mike was writing this post!), and did a double-take at the title. Square-Enix loves their silly titles so much that other games with equally silly titles seem normal in comparison.

I love handheld RPGs, so I would normally be interested in this. But it's on the 3DS, so... no thanks.

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Posted: 13th September 2011 16:02

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If this game does not involve finances I will be sorely disappointed.

However, bonus points will be awarded if this makes any reference to Recette Lemongrass defaulting on her home mortgage payments and the flying fairy Tear repossessing the house.

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