Nintendo RPG hopefuls are going to have to wait a bit longer for their next Bravely game. This morning, it was announced that Bravely Default 2 is getting pushed back to Feb. 26, 2021.
Announced during a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase this morning, the new Square Enix Switch RPG won't arrive until next year. In lieu of that, we did get more of a glimpse at what's in store for the adventure when it arrives next year.
Nintendo also mentions that it's received feedback from the Bravely Default 2 demo it put out earlier this year. It says over 20,000 survey responses came in, and the prevailing topics were the controls and the difficulty of the demo. Another video is coming this morning that goes into the feedback and how the Bravely Default team plans to address it.
Bravely Default 2 is the second sequel to the original Bravely Default, which is a confusing situation that I'd rather just let Nadia explain in her breakdown of the timeline. The new sequel was announced during the 2019 Game Awards and was set for this year, but it looks like plans have changed.
Considering the year that 2020 has been so far, this push back isn't too surprising. An extra few months gets Bravely Default 2 out of the traffic jam of end-of-the-year launches, and now situates it as a nice game to fill the February hours. We'll see what Square Enix has in store for Bravely Default 2 on Feb. 26, 2021.