Nintendo dropped a surprise Mini Direct today where it confirmed cloud versions of both Control and Hitman 3 are arriving on Nintendo Switch. The company also confirmed some good news and bad news about Bravely Default 2. The good news is that we have a brand new trailer. The bad news is that Bravely Default 2 has been delayed until February of next year.
“We originally announced that [Bravely Default] II would release in 2020, but more development time is necessary to ensure this RPG experience is the best it can be,” Nintendo tweeted out following the Mini Direct. “Thank you for your patience, and we hope you look forward to setting out on your search for the crystals on 2/26.”
We originally announced that #BravelyDefault II would release in 2020, but more development time is necessary to ensure this RPG experience is the best it can be. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you look forward to setting out on your search for the crystals on 2/26. pic.twitter.com/JmlfMh4hDd
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 28, 2020
Bravely Default 2 is a highly anticipated sequel and while a delay is disappointing, these decisions are not made lightly and bode well for the quality of each title when they do finally launch.
According to Nintendo regarding Bravely Default 2:
“In the series’ new adventure, players will set off on an epic journey, visiting stunning locations, meeting intriguing characters and battling dastardly villains. By defeating enemies called Asterisk bearers, the heroes will acquire Asterisks, which allow them to change jobs. By using the right combination of jobs, players can turn the tide of battle in their favor. Some of the jobs that can be acquired include the powerful Vanguard, the White Mage, the Bard, the Beastmaster and the Gambler, among many others.”
Bravely Default 2 arrives on Nintendo Switch on February 26,m 2021. Excited for the upcoming sequel? Saddened by the pushback from a 2020 launch? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!